Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year's and my Resolutions!




Happy 2016! 

Hi everyone! Sorry I'm late to the party with a resolutions post but I have been sooo freaking stressed out lately. I'm in the process of making a big decision so I've been a little elusive while I sit and think on it. Anyways, can you believe it's 2016 already? Where has the year even gone? Part of me gets freaked out this time each year because I realize how OLD I am getting, but part of me really likes it because I'm older and wiser (maybe?)? Also, if I stuck with my resolutions from last year, I will already be a better person this year than the last and hopefully in the next 50 years, I will be a super human who eats healthy 24/7, doesn't procrastinate and is living life to the fullest.

SO This year I have A LOT that I want to do and accomplish, so I have kept my resolutions as specific as possible so it's more of a checklist for me. Here's what I plan to do!


  1. Get Back to School: After moving to California, it's been extremely hard to find any universities that will accept me as a junior transfer student. All of the schools out here are terribly impacted and I can't get into a single one until Fall 2017, so I'm thinking of alternative ways to accomplish this and finish my degree. More on that later! 
  2. Keep Up with Yoga: I keep hearing how wonderful yoga is for your body and mind, and a lot of my friends are getting really into it. I've been wanting to try, but I always get distracted during it or I end up "too" relaxed in sleepy baby or corpse position. I want to find a program I like and stick with it so I can actually see the effects for myself. Anyone practice yoga out there? And do you have any recommendations to get started or perhaps a program I should try? 
  3. Less Snacky Foods and Sugar: Notice I didn't say "NO SNACKS AND SUGAR" hahah because that's impossible for me! My biggest weaknesses are Cheezits (hell-lo Tabasco Cheezits) and Swedish Fish. I don't seem to have an off switch when it comes to eating them, so I will devour them until they are completely gone and nothing remains but crumbs and shame. I always buy them "for Jake" but I know deep down that I will eat them all before he even gets home... I gotta do less of that for sure! 
  4. Eat At Least One Piece Of Fruit A Day: I neglect fruits and vegetables and when i'm hungry and make a sandwich or something that's more filling and satisfying. I completely ignore my fruit drawer in my refrigerator and all our fruit goes bad from weeks of being ignore. Time to change that and make healthier choices! 
  5. Less Phone Time: When we saw the whales migrating for New Years Eve, we noticed that we were the only ones who noticed them at all. Everyone else was too busy taking selfies and texting. I am not even over exaggerating when I say that tons of people repeatedly lined up, took selfies or pictures of their friends and left without even glancing at the view... I don't ever want to be like that but I know it's a slippery slope with technology. I frequently surf Instagram or Facebook first thing in the morning or while I'm waiting to cross the street. In the process, I waste so much time and also fail to notice things that are happening in the world around me. I want to start setting rules for myself where I'm not allowed to take my phone out at all, like when I'm with a friend or after 9pm. I'll let you know how that works! 
  6. Start a Youtube Channel: With my new camera, the world is my oyster! However I have NO idea what I will be talking about yet and just the though of being on camera gives me stress colitis. As soon as I have something to talk about and do with my hands, I will be all over it! I can't wait to start but am super nervous about it. Do any of my fellow You-tubers have any advice for me to get the ball rolling?
So there you have it! My resolutions for the year. What are yours? What do you plan to focus on and what are your goals for 2016? Happy New Year everyone!

15 comments:

  1. I totally get what you're saying. It's difficult to keep ourselves away from our phones and social media sometimes. Sounds like you had a fun time though. Have a great 2016!

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! Oh gosh, I know! It's a real problem sometimes but as long as we are aware of it, i'm sure a change will happen! Thanks for reading! Hope you're doing well! :)

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  2. Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! And girl! I totally know what you mean about time flying by hence the quarter life century crisis! But I know that everything will be ok :) I'm so excited to see that one of your resolutions is to start a YouTube Channel! It's honestly so fun and please let me know when you get it up, I'd love to support!! Can't wait to follow you on your 2016 journey! Cheers to an amazing year ahead!

    www.ohdaisylove.com
    www.youtube.com/happilyevernancy

    xoxo,
    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! You are so sweet! I can't wait to start a channel either. Might take a little bit of time but once I have it up and going, you can count on me letting you know :) Hope your 2016 has been treating you well so far too! I can't wait to see where it takes you!

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  3. Great post.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  4. Try yoga with Adriene! It's a free YouTube series and Adriene is so sweet and down to earth she makes it easy to stick to! It made me a yoga fanatic!

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    1. Yesss I just looked up her Yoga Camp and bookmarked it for future use!!! Thank you so much for your recommendation! I can't wait to try!

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    2. Definitely try yoga with adriene! She is the best! �� all the best! Julia

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  5. Good luck with all your goals.
    I'm trying to eat less sugar - I want to be fit and healthy this year.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. Eating less sugar is SUCH a tough one because you start to crave it XD Good luck Jennifer! Keep me updated on your resolutions! :)

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  6. These sound like great resolutions. I'm really glad to hear that you will be going back to school to pursue your passions! One that relates back to me is less phone time. It's so easy to get lost in technology-- time to detox from it though :)

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    1. Thank you Rochelle! It's been stressful so far, sorting out the school but I know it will be worth it in the long run :) Oh gosh I KNOW! I always get stuck reading stupid facebook articles or browsing pinterest for hours! Good luck, and I hope 2016 is treating you well so far!

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    2. Thank you Rochelle! It's been stressful so far, sorting out the school but I know it will be worth it in the long run :) Oh gosh I KNOW! I always get stuck reading stupid facebook articles or browsing pinterest for hours! Good luck, and I hope 2016 is treating you well so far!

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  7. Happy New Year!
    They're such great resolutions, and I look forward to hearing about you succeeding them
    LOVE the getting off your phone one, I may have to steal it, it's such a shame that we're missing out on some beautiful moments because of filling time staring at our phones so we don't have to talk to anybody!

    What Raj Wants

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