Hello beautiful babes!
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and an even better kick-off to the new decade. It’s so crazy to think about entering a new decade, it feels like the past 10 years just flew by (kinda). So much has happened previously in 2019 and I have so much to be grateful for. I graduated from college with a degree I am so passionate about. I became a PYM girl. I had an internship with a creative agency I was completely in love with. I made a big move to a new state with Nick. I struggled mentally with finding a job right out of school. I ended up landing a position in a worldwide media marketing agency. And finally, ended the year getting engaged to my best friend and college sweetheart! Yes, Nick and I are officially engaged and we are both so excited! You can check out my Instagram for the adorable pictures taken by my sister and catch up on everything we have been doing since then. Needless to say, it has been an exciting year full of lots of love and excitement! I have been so pumped for 2020 and this year I want to accomplish the resolutions I have set in place for myself. I feel like every year I make all these unrealistic goals for myself and nothing ever is seen all the way through. This year, I want to keep it real with myself and focus my energy on goals that I am excited for and confident I can complete!
Be better at budgeting
Now that Nick and I are engaged and apartment hunting, something that has been on my radar for a while now. This is not to say that we are bad at budgeting my any means, we just want to improve the system we have already put in place and be smarter with our spending!
Cook one new thing once a week
Both Nick and I LOVE to cook and recently we have not been able to cook from home as much as we wanted to which is why I want to change that this year. I have already started pinning new recipes and different cuisines we can start trying together!
Practice better time management
Even though I have been enjoying my new job, I have noticed a drastic difference in how I use my time outside of work. Since my commute in and out of the city takes up most of my day, I have become a lot lazier when I get home which doesn’t allow me to enjoy other activities that may bring me joy. I have decided that this year, I want to use my downtime in a more productive way instead of just laying around. This could mean doing a quick at-home workout, writing, or meal prepping lunch for the next day. I just don’t want to lay around every night after work anymore and I think this is a good habit to start in 2020!
Collect more plants + learn proper care
I love taking care of my plant babies and this year I would love to collect more! I also want to become more knowledgeable about plant care so I can keep them all alive LOL. If anyone has any recommendations for easy plants to start with, let me know & I would love to check them out!
Explore new cities with Nick
Nick and I are always talking about different places we want to visit but somehow we never get around to actually going. After Nick and I move into our new apartment and get settled, I would like to take some time for both of us to go explore new cities around us or travel to a new state. I’m super excited about this resolution!
Be more diligent maintaining brand partnerships
In 2019 I grew my brand more which was a very great accomplishment for me and this year I want to continue that growth. I am making a promise to myself to be better at posting on this blog more consistently, creating content more regularly for my social pages and being more diligent about maintaining brand partnerships. I can’t wait to kick this off!
Make fewer excuses
The past few years this has been something on my list of goals to accomplish and every year, I always end up horrifically making excuses for why I can’t do something. Well this year, I am making this a priority in my life. If I want or need to do something, I can’t keep making excuses as to why I can’t. If I say I’m going to workout one night, I’m going to work out. If I say I’m going to sit and plan out content for the following week, then I will sit and plan out content. I am making a vow to myself not to let excuses dictate my future success in life!
Cut down screen time
Nothing kills me more than getting the notification on my phone about my screen time the past week. I know we live in a world where we are surrounded by reasons to look at our phone but this year, I would like to cut my screen time down by half. I want to be able to sit and watch a show with Nick without having to check in on the latest updates on my social media. Especially at night after working all day, my goal is to plug in my phone, set alarms for the morning and leave it alone for the rest of the night.
Receive a promotion at work
This is more of a personal goal than a resolution, but I am hoping by the end of the year, I can move up in my position at Starcom!
Remove any negativity from my life
I started this resolution last year and I have to say things really took a turn for the better because of it. I told myself last year that I wouldn’t put up with any negative energy or people in my life and once I told myself that I found myself in a much happier state of mind! If there is any resolution I can recommend to you, it’s to stop feeding time and energy in people who don’t reciprocate the same back to you. All of us can better ourselves and lifestyle, by cutting out the negative energy that is surrounding us!
I know this post is a little late, but I was so excited to share it with all of you. 2019 had a lot of positives and negatives but I am looking forward to seeing what 2020 has in store for meself and all of you! Cheers to the people who love us, the losers who lost us, and the lucky ones who still get to meet us. Happy new decade everyone!