Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My 2015 Resolutions/Goals

Last year, I never got around to recording my New Year's resolutions. I meant to, but I just never got around to it. After a few months, I told myself that I would just do a "theme word" for the year, like some of this big fancy bloggers. Borne out of necessity, my theme was "travel", since I did quite a bit of wandering. 

This year, though, I have a ton of things I want to work on. Probably more than is reasonable. But here's my goals for the year. Some of them are going well, while others are giving me something to work on right away.  

Creativity
Complete this reading challenge
See a new release movie once a month 
Watch one classic movie a month 

Personal Development 
Blog at least twice a week
Finish all the projects I started in 2014 (and before, if I'm being honest)
Try one new recipe a month                   

Health
Go on a walk every day
Do yoga three times a week
Do some type of cardio workout at least twice a week 

Relationships
See friends once a month
Go on one big date with Luke once a month
Have date night once a week 
Eat breakfast together once a week

I have more, but I'm really trying to put a cap on my goals so I don't overwhelm myself and burn out by February. So yeah, that's what I'm working on for 2015. I know is kind of past the resolutions sharing part of the month, but I'd love to see what you're working on this year! 





Sunday, January 11, 2015

2014 Year In Review

Last year was quite a year. From moving across the country to starting a new job, it's been an intense 12 months. 

Luke and I celebrated New Years in Provo before heading off to New York City. We had a great time exploring the Big Apple, visiting the NYPL, walking around Central Park, and seeing the sites before heading home.

We came back to Provo at the end of March. We settled in, and finally started unpacking and setting up in our new apartment. Luke geared up for spring classes, and I applied for a new job. After two successful interviews, I started working at Owlet as an office manager. It's been a huge learning experience, and I enjoy working there.

Summer was very busy, and super fun. It started with my first smartphone (and thus my first selfie) We went up to Bear Lake, then travelled on to Waterton. We made another trip back to the lake when my family came down, and all the in-laws hung out together. Basically, summer was awesome.

Fall was quiet. Luke worked hard to finish up his last undergraduate class, and I got into a good rhythm at work. I talked about hosting a Canadian thanksgiving, but that didn't happen. Instead, my parents came down at the start of November for my cousin's wedding.

The year ended in a rush as Luke finished his class and graduated!! Things got busy at work, but everything got wrapped up before we headed out to celebrate Christmas with our families.

2014 was full of lots of travel and lots of family. I can only hope for the same for 2015.

Being Back

I got sucked into the December vortex. Between year-end tasks at work, two holiday trips, and the actual holidays, time got away from me, and it's amazing I got anything done at all. But here I am, ready to go with the new year. 

I have lots of things to write about, and lots of motivation to carve out time for writing. Here's to a new year full of interesting things!