Sunday, January 4, 2015

Resolutions

Happy New Year my fashionistas! Since I've been absent for a few weeks, I figured I'd give you a glimpse of life lately via my Instagram. I had a great visit with extended family for Christmas and a blast ringing in the New Year with friends. Though January may just be another month, I can't deny that "clean slate" feeling it brings. This past year presented me with many triumphs: I bought a car, got a new job and moved out on my own. It also brought its fair share of challenges (i.e. bills) and disappointments, but overall was a year of learning and growth that has brought me to an excellent place. In a few weeks, I'll turn 25, which for some reason feels like a landmark. And even though my life doesn't look exactly how I thought it would at this age, I'm pretty sure 16-year-old Annie would think I'm pretty damn cool.

The thing about having a blog is that there's a tangible—public—record of the goals/aspirations you set for yourself. I looked back to last year's New Year's post and reread my resolutions. I wanted to stop sweating the small stuff (I still do) and to simplify (didn't happen). But I also resolved to try and be a more attentive person, a better listener. That—friends, you can call me out on this if it isn't true—I think I did achieve. This year, I'm doing something I don't normally do and writing some actual, measurable resolutions. Okay, here goes:

–Reach 1,000 blog followers
–Travel more
–Put something from every paycheck into savings
–Do something active (almost) every day
–Send notes snail mail

There they are, set in the cloud (which I think is more permanent than stone these days?). Wishing you a happy and healthy 2015. Thanks for supporting my small slice of the internet. 

10 comments:

  1. Those are great resolutions that I think you can definitely keep! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  2. These are great resolutions, Annie! Best of luck (:

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  3. gorgeous
    have a great year
    xoxo
    monchi

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  4. Good luck with your resolutions! & lovely photos :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    Would you like to follow eachother on twitter? twitter.com/floralssmiles

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  5. What lovely photos!!! One of my resolutions is definitely to reach 1,000 blog followers too. Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
    xx
    Annie
    www.the-lostangeles.blogspot.com

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  6. Just found your site and as a fellow New Englander, I'm really excited! Wishing you all the best for 2015! xo

    lovejoanna.com

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  7. Hello Annie!

    I am positive that you will reach all of your goals this 2015 and there's a lot more in store for you! Have a fab year! :) All the best and keep in touch always gorgeous!

    Raya
    www.raysofraya.com
    INSTA | TWITTER: @raysofraya

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  8. such gorgeous pics!!
    Check my blog!!!! :CHIC STREET CHOC
    follow for follow on Instagram?<a
    I'm waiting for you!!! Yep!

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  9. WOW! Nice post!
    Happy New Year!
    Follow you!
    Follow me back?!
    ^^
    http://ann-kos.blogspot.com/

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