For me, New Years is a great time to reflect on the past year and look forward to new opportunities. While I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions, I’m a huge believer in setting goals. Resolutions don’t resonate with me because I feel like people often start gung-ho and fall off when they don’t see success in the first few months of the year.
Setting new goals serves as guidelines to help me become the person I want to be. And while I may not succeed at nailing every single goal (this year at least), I know not to beat myself up about it. Setting intentions will create the right mindset to start thinking about what’s really important. Below are some of my goals for the New Year. I hope they inspire you to create your own!
Since our move to SF, I can definitely say my health and wellness have taken a much larger toll than I’d like to admit. I’ve replaced working out, eating healthy, and meditating with being lazy and indulging a little too much. I’m excited to detox, join a gym and yoga studio, and start meal prepping again. I miss feeling amazing, both about my physical appearance and internally, so this is really at the top of my list this year. My goal is to get my abs back, be able to do a crow’s pose and a hand stand, and practice 20 minutes of TM meditation 2x a day.
This year will be a huge milestone in my personal life – I get to marry my best friend and love of my life. We’ve put off the wedding for a quite some time (we got engaged a bit over a year ago) but it feels so amazing to finally start planning. I’m really excited to share all the details with you guys as it unfolds and share our special day with all of our friends and family.
My blog has been one insane roller coaster ride. I’ve had so many ups and downs, learned so much about starting my own business, and most importantly, learned a crap-ton about myself. The progression has been slow (with some complete stops), but my goal for 2018 is to be consistent and content with my journey. I’ve been feeling more confident and excited about blogging than I ever have and I’m so excited to bring you guys some amazing content.
I’m feeling blessed to live in a city with some of the world’s smartest and most interesting individuals. One of my huge goals this year is to really put myself out there, network, and meet people. I cant wait to hear their stories, learn from them, and offer them a piece of my mind, as well. I plan on attending networking events both in the startup space and in the fashion space and I’m really looking forward to it.
If you’re interested in doing the same, check out meetup.com, Facebook events, and just start reaching out to people! Use your LinkedIn network, ask your friends to make introductions for you, and be open-minded!
Towards the end of 2017, I started volunteering once a week. I work with a 4th grade student every Thursday on his reading and comprehension. This has felt so rewarding and I am looking for additional volunteering programs. I’ve always loved animals, so I’m looking to help at a shelter or something along those lines.
This is a biggie for me. I’ve been yearning to travel, particularly outside the US, lately. There is so much out there for us to see and I want to see it all before we settle down and thinking about starting a family in a few years. I’m so blessed to have a partner who loves travel as much as I do. Spain, Costa Rica, and South Africa for Safari are at the top of our list!
Ok ok ok. This might sound so out of the blue, but I’ve actually wanted to learn the guitar since I was in high school. Why I haven’t yet? I don’t even know. I was so busy with life and kind of forgot about how much I wanted it. A few months ago, I was driving to work listening to Norah Jones and her voice literally made me cry. I can’t sing for the life of me but I’m so passionate about music, especially tunes that speak to your soul, and it was in that moment that I had my guitar epiphany.
I have a bajillion friends in NYC and NJ, but since moving to California, I’ve had a bit of a hard time making new ones. Meeting new people can be super scary and after college, most people are already pretty engrained in their cliques. I’m fortunate to have one amazing best friend in San Francisco, but my goal this year is to make a few more really great friends. I’ve met some great people through my new job and an awesome Facebook group I am a part of, and I look forward to fostering those relationships and meeting new peeps to build me west coast CREW!
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