Sunday, January 18, 2015
2015 is already off to a little delayed start. I had plans to write this post during the first few days of the year... yet here we are, at midnight on the 18th. Whoops. I think I'm seeing a trend with this blog...
It's no excuse, but I have actually been really, really busy at my job. We're creating tons of great content and I'm writing almost every day, so you know... take a peek.
Anyways, I wanted to write a little bit about resolutions - though I realize, I'm like 18 days late so this is totally redundant in blogland by now. (Oh well. If you stop reading now, I'll never know.) I am all for resolutions, but I don't really take a traditional approach. I mean, you basically are setting yourself up for failure if you are too strict from the get-go. (For example: I'm going to lose 7 lbs!! = I'm going to eat 70 tacos. I want to read 1 book a month = I am going to spend $70 at Barnes & Noble and clutter up my nightstand while I still play on my iPhone every night before bed.) Instead, I like to use the "New Year's Resolution" as a chance to take a closer look at my life. What are some broad areas that could use a little help? What do I need to fix? What is already awesome and should only be enhanced?
This year is going to be a big one for me (we're getting married in June!!) so it was fun to think about what I want to change and accomplish:
-Read more books & print magazines. I find myself playing on my phone constantly - barf. While I do read a LOT of news articles online, I miss the routine of curling up with a great book or magazine and letting my brain unwind from real life.
-Be kinder to my body. I don't necessarily want to lose weight (though, my wedding dress would look awesome if I did). I do want to eat healthier, make exercise a priority, and drink more water. I want to feel better without feeling like I'm "dieting." If I end up looking better as a result, that will a great little benefit.
-Be kinder to my mind. Spoiler alert: I am really hard on myself. I set unrealistic expectations and feel tremendous guilt if I can't achieve them. I want to do my best, but I don't want to fall victim to the stress and imaginary pressure I create for myself.
-Cultivate more friendships in San Francisco. Many of my best friends live elsewhere. I've made a few friends here, as well as built many industry relationships. I want to make those into more meaningful friendships (and spend less time watching TV with Roxanne). I'll admit, it's a scary one to verbalize. But hey. L&L is nothing if not honest.
-Put my family and my relationships first. Speaks for itself. Love should always be the priority. Not technology, or work, or made up obligations.
That's really it. I suppose one other thing I thought of was more personal writing... which basically is a fancy way of saying blog here more frequently. I had this grand idea of sharing my journey through wedding planning, adding more lifestyle content, and sharing my SF favorites. I even had a great plan of recapping every episode of The Bachelor. (#PrinceFarming.) Yet, weeks go by and I find myself opting to binge-watch Vanderpump Rules and avoid my laptop at all costs. EMBARRASSING. So, in addition to the above... I "resolve" to kick it on L&L a few more days a week/month/year.
Do you make a list of resolutions? (And if so... any tricks for sticking with them?!)