I think this is the most excited I have ever been for the New Year. I feel motivated and excited and those two things have been lacking from my life for quite a while! I feel like in the past week I have talked a lot about 2017. I mean, there was a crap ton to talk about. It was a pretty heavy year, but I have never welcomed a New Year with such open arms, not because I was so torn up from the past one, but simply because I am so damn excited for this one.
I do have a few goals for this year alongside some things I am SO excited for. I get to be a bridesmaid in my cousin, Courtney's, wedding. I get to assistant direct a collegiate show. I get to graduate college. I'm SURE I'll get to travel new places! SOOOO now for my goals!
I want to continue to stay healthy. I was going through photos the other day and I thought to myself "dang, I really like the way I'm looking" and for me to even THINK that is a huge deal. In the past I have struggled with eating issues and once I stopped managing every single thing I ate, I just hated the way I looked and the way I got past that was to focus on me feeling good. This past year I have focused on what fuels my soul and sometimes that's a salad or a hamburger (I LOVE a good burger) and sometimes that's a long hike or a binge Netflix session with my best friend. And once I stopped scrutinizing I began to make the decisions subconsciously that made me the healthiest simply because I like to feel good.
I want to take a step forward professionally. I really feel like now is my time. I am starting to become really confident in my thoughts and ideas and I'm not as afraid to simply speak up. I am not sure where my grind will take me in 2018, but I know I want to be a boss lady.
I want to read more books. A few of my best friends (Cristina, Tanith and Cait, I'm looking at y'all) are some of the biggest readers I know and I have this weird thought about reading. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but when I'm NOT reading, I get in this weird eye-rolling funk about books, but when I'm actually reading the books I cannot seem to get enough. I have been really into reading a lot of psychology/life help type books lately, so although this number is WAY too small, I want to read at least one book (that I choose) a month this year!
And last but not least, I want to really do this blog thing. Looking back over my posts from this past year, I can REALLY see growth and it excites me. Plus, I think I have really found my niche within the past few months. I love fashion, but I also love talking about life and I think that's really where my voice shines through.
I am so excited for this year! I also have a super fun post with a huge shopping goal I have for 2018 coming up later this week! Stay tuned!!