2 0 1 8 !!!!! WE OUT HERE!! I've delayed this post because I've been in Miami but I'm back & finally posting! I am SO EXCITED for this upcoming year & everything in store! 2017 was the best year of my life & I have a feeling it's just going to keep getting better & better!
I also want to become better & better myself! I'm a strong believer in personal growth & I'm always striving to learn more + do more + be more. I love new challenges & trying new things! My family & friends will be the first to tell you that I'm always trying something new. Sometimes silly, sometimes serious. They definitely make fun of me for it. Lol. Currently, I'm vegan & doing sober January. CAUSE WHY NOT?!!!
I have endless goals for this year. And I know I'll keep coming up with new ones. That's what life is all about! Constant goals. Every year. Every month. Every day. Throughout the day. There is no shame in constantly creating new goals for yourself & your life. The new year doesn't mean everything changes but WHY NOT have a few goals in mind?!? I have some goals I want to share that maybe you can relate to! Simple + broad goals that can grow throughout the year.
This is going to be the year of meditation!! OOOHHHHHMMMM. I have heard such good things about this practice & I'm really looking forward to getting into a habit of meditating. There are SO many benefits! Reducing stress & anxiety + increasing happiness & self-awareness + improving your immune system and energy levels + workplace benefits + mindfulness. And the list goes on! These are all positive & I think everyone could benefit from more happiness & less stress! Even if it comes from a simple 10 minutes a day spending time to meditate. I get anxiety over the WEIRDEST of things so maybe this will help me not wonder if I locked the door for the 43rd time. Or if the oven is off even though I didn't even use the oven. Hahaha. But seriously.
My plan for creating this positive new habit is by using Apps! What a creative resource out there! Multiple people have told me how they like using a mediation App throughout the day. For all kinds of reasons. I've heard great things about Headspace + Simple Habit + Calm. I've downloaded all three & I'm excited to get started! I'll follow up with a blog post here soon about my thoughts on all of these Apps!
I'm determined to find a solid skincare regimen this year!! This is probably where my love for trying new things isn't necessarily a good thing. I'm all over the place with facial products! I probably overwhelm my face & it's like please calm down. Lol. I do love a good facemask & a glass of wine! And I will never give that up!! I just hope to find a skincare brand(s) that I love + works + use consistently. I LOVE recommendations!!! If you have any I would be thrilled to hear them. Post a comment or send me a DM on Insta :) I am experimenting with some products right now & hope to find something soon. This may be a goal that takes a couple months. Which is fine! I just want the final outcome to be a great skincare regimen. #Goals
"To have the courage, confidence, self belief, and self-determination to go out there and work it out until you find the opportunities you want in life." (Urban dictionary)
"Force someone to move hurriedly or unceremoniously in a specified direction." (Dictionary)
"Busy movement and activity." (Dictionary)
HUSTLE. Broad....but so perfect!! For everything. I plan to hustle on everything this year! Work + blogging + my goals + to do lists + creating + loving + learning. I love to feel accomplished & push myself & with this goal in mind, I want to be moving & shaking. It's easy to have this goal. Of course. But my goal FOR this goal is to reallllllly hustle to make these things happen. I want to kick ass at my job. I want to blog MORE. I want to get everything on my weekly lists done. I want to create more happiness in my life & in the lives of my fam + friends. And then some! To hustle is to work hard in the direction you want to go. And that is exactly what I plan to do!!! Every. Damn. Day. This is the type of goal that stays with you & starts new every day. Which is amazing!!
Enough said. Hahaha. No jk. I think every twenty-something can relate to this one!! It's always a balancing act between enjoying life + going out & the bank.
Brunch vs bank. Uber vs bank. Vacation vs bank. Starbucks vs bank. Online shopping vs bank. Yummy dinners vs bank. Christmas vs bank. Friend's weddings vs bank. ETC!!!!
These may be more personalized to me but I'm sure there are some scenarios you have of your own where its ______ vs bank. And it gets old!!! I LOVE to go out and grab dinner with friends. I'm a sucker for coffee shops. Uber is such a helpful App. Revolve is one of my favorite websites. But this all adds up!!! I have no plans to stop doing things & having fun. HOWEVER, I have big plans to find ways to spend less & save more. There are so many ways to do this & I will be blogging about them! My BRUNCH vs BANK post is a start!! Read it at www.hkayblog.com/home/2017/8/10/brunch-vs-bank
At the end of the day this is all that matters! Enjoying it all. It's a sweet + thoughtful daily reminder. I like the simplicity of this particular goal. In the midst of the hustle & goals, I truly believe it is important to take time every day to enjoy yourself. Enjoy a beautiful freezing cold day because it's Colorado and that's how it should be this time of year. Enjoy Chipotle with my man because they have tofu sofritas that are so freakin good. Enjoy when my family makes fun of me for being vegan because that's what family does. Enjoy the blisters from my high heels because I just had an amazing experience. I'm loving this year so far & can't wait for more!!
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS/HOPES/RESOLUTIONS!?! For this year. For January. For any day. Are they similar? Completely different? I'd love to hear them!!!
Happy New Year ya'll! Enjoy 2018!!