It’s a very sad Monday…
Going back to work after a glorious weekend is just painful, after a long three day weekend is excruciating and after a big holiday weekend is pretty much inhumane. I love the holidays and the holiday spirt that just makes life that much better and of course I love my time off so I am a bit blue that reality is kicking in again, but you know what? We’re not gonna go into a dark place, especially on Monday. Instead we’re gonna grab life by it’s balls and start thinking positively!
Which brings me to my 2016 goals. Last year I mentioned that I’m not really one for resolutions, but I’m all about goals. This year, they are a little deeper and more personal than last. So here are my goals for the year:
When I graduated from college, I was on a high. I had just started my blog, I was always incredibly hopeful and happy and ambitious. But, in 2015 I had a lot of lows and I feel like I lost myself a little throughout the year. I went into this dark hole by myself at times and just couldn’t drag myself out. So this year, I want to find that spirit that I had when I just graduated and just make an effort to be happy and to remember all the good that I have in my life.
I look back on this year and realize that there were many times where I let people walk all over me and I didn’t do anything about it and I think that has a lot to do with me not feeling like myself and not being happy. So this year, I want to stand up for myself when need be. I don’t want to be afraid of confrontation and instead face every problem head on.
Manage my Social Time
I’m always working. No, like I’m literally always working. And at times I found it hard to manage my social time between my boyfriend and my mom and all my friends to the point where I shut down and just wanted to stay home. So this year I want to seize the moment and spend as much time with the ones I love and continue learning how to balance it all.
You know that saying where you’re too busy making a living to have a life. I think that summed up my 2015. When I graduated, my mom and I vowed to start traveling and every time we planned something it kind of fell through. So this year I want to take at least one trip. Even if that’s just a staycation in a NYC hotel, I just want to have that experience. But, my number one place is currently Miami.
Weekday vs Weekend
When the weekends role around, I love putting on makeup, a bold lip and getting dressed for blog photos, but throughout the week I’m so tired and always feel a little defeated so I just look rough. Which I think affects my mood, so this year I want to try to make more of an effort, whether that just be putting on bright lipstick or keeping my nails painted.
During 2015, there would be a full week where I didn’t blog which is very unlike me because I work hard to always have content and blogging makes me happy so when life got the best of me and I couldn’t do what I love, it made me incredibly frustrated. So this year, I want to make more of an effort to make sure I’m always posting 3 times a week and even try to post 4 or 5 times a week.
Lastly, I want to start making videos again. I started making videos in 2011 when I was in college, but it was hard to stick to, but it’s something that makes me happy and it’s a way that I can share my love of makeup, which I don’t do as often on my blog. So this year I want to try to at least post one video a week. If you want to see some awkward videos, there’s a link to it under my about me photo. *insert monkey covering eyes emoji*
So there are my 2016 goals! I think the main thing I want to achieve this year is to just be happy and feel like I seized every moment. So here’s to the first Monday of 2016 and making sure every second counts!