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I know you’ve been waiting for it- and it’s finally here. My 2017 New Year’s Resolutions I probably won’t keep.
If you’ve been a fan of TN for awhile, you might remember how I achieved 100% of my 2013 Resolutions (including going to Spain, Comic Con and continuing to love cats). I went backward a little with just a 60% success rate in my 2014 Resolutions (I went to Italy and became a whiskey girl, but I still ate too many goldfish crackers). My 2015 Resolutions brought me back on top with a 70% success rate (I wrote about Philly here on TN, I ran a race and I did some networking!) And I kicked off this year with a list of totally attainable 2016 New Year’s Resolutions.
Spoiler alert: I failed. With only a 50% success rate in my resolutions, you think I would be more disappointed in myself. But I’m not
I had a resolution for this year that I couldn’t specify, and I still can’t. It was about my health- both my emotional health and my mental health. I had no idea how to approach it, fix it or get to where I needed to be. And it didn’t happen in the way I ever expected, but I am on my way toward health and happiness, finding myself and being proud of who I am and the things I have accomplished. So even though I basically FAILED at my resolutions this year, the fact that I achieved all that for myself, makes it all okay!
I want to go to Costa Rica: Did it! I went in June with my family and bought a puca shell necklace to prove it (Jk. My sister lives there, by the way, so this one was pretty important for me. Pura Vida) 1
I want to throw a TN Philly Meet-up: I can’t believe it- I forgot about this! I’m so sad. This would have been such a great idea. 0
I will complete the Whole 30: Oh, I killed this one. I even created a Survival Guide here . I had a love / hate relationship with my Whole 30 journey, and I really want to do another one this winter. 1
I want to run a 1/2 marathon: I’m really disappointed in myself about this one, actually. I did not accomplish this goal and I barely even TRIED. I’m a worse runner than I was a year ago. 0
For every regency book I read, I want to read a non-fiction book: I failed so bad this year and actually stopped reading. Even regency- I think I only finished a handful. We’ll revisit this in 2017, for sure. 0
I want to establish better sleep patterns: I can’t say I completely accomplished this goal, but I definitely have been getting closer to 8 hours of sleep. One of the iOs updates added the “Bedtime feature” which has a nice alarm and tracks your sleep. The only thing is it doesn’t REMIND Me to go to bed. But I’m a grown up. I know by 11 pm I should be asleep and not one hand deep into the top of the popcorn bowl and 10 minutes into the 56 min. netflix binge. .5
I want to eliminate chemicals from the products I use: I’ve done okay with this. I’m buying toxin-free. I got good ideas from my friend Gabby here. I have been covering my home in essential oils. I even tried the Diva Cup (once) 1
I want to read: I hate that I even have this on here. But I stopped reading in 2016. Even the *crappy simple books I enjoy. I want to read again- and balance the regency with the life changing. (No offense to the Dukes and the Earls of the world. You aren’t changing my life. (Especially not the Earls…!))
I want to run a half marathon: That’s back on the list for this year. Let’s do this 2017! Send me your playlist recommendations pronto. I might sign up for a race in April so I need to be training NOW.
I want to practice self-pleasure: I started this in my life this year (It’s not what you think), and I want to take it to the next level. This means always having flowers around, lighting candles at night and/or when it smells too strong of cats, having my favorite scotch and wine on hand. Plus taking breaks from time to time and binging that thing on Netflix everyone is talking about and, this one is hard, saying no to friends and people I care about when I really just need some time alone.
I want to take a working vacation: Nikki, my business partner (WE OWN 2) and dear friend, and I always threaten to take a weekend trip somewhere warm. Maybe it will be at a Sandals and cost $499 per person and include a massive stomach ache that hits on the plane ride home, or maybe it will be that Scotland trip we want to have together. Plus there’s so much Napa-ing I hope happens with a certain group of lady friends in 2017. But I work for myself. Yes, it’s nice having a routine and a home office and I do have responsibilities (fine, I have cats) and stuff in Philadelphia, but there is no reason why I can’t go away for a week or two (or longer!) on a working vacation. And work every day, run meetings like normal and explore at night and on the weekends. Plus, my sister lives in COSTA RICA. Why am I not there right now!?
I have Killer work-related goals: I won’t get too detailed here, but 2016 was an awesome year for Method Agency, and we have so much more to do in 2017! So consider this my public pronouncement of the planned growth and continued creation of a company Nikki and I are proud of in 2017!
Happy New Year! How did you do on your 2016 resolutions?
*I don’t think they are crappy. Just kidding