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New Year's Resolutions 2017

I've always been terrible at these, and like many other years they will probably last approximately a month and a half.  No matter how long they last I think its important to think about the year ahead and set some intentions in the hopes of moving forward in the coming 12 months.  

1. Get Moving. 
Josh and I are the proud parents of a very energetic five-year old fur baby.  Honestly, I let him do nearly all the walks and am therefore missing out on a lot of action that my body needs.  So its time to strap on the FitBit and get moving.  

2. Write. 
As part of focusing on my side hustle in 2017 I want to work on my blog as well.  I really enjoy showing off my work and this is just another avenue I can do that in, not to mention the catharsis of writing.  

3. Save. 
I'm terrible with money, I mean really horrible.  Costs are increasing dramatically and my raise is frankly not going to cover all the new expenses, so its time to do more with the dollars I have.  I want to eat fast food less and pack lunch more and use that money that I'm saving to build a little nest egg so I'm ready for expenses.  Josh and I have a joint savings account from the wedding money we received but it would be nice to have a savings of my own so I don't feel guilty depleting our funds on things just for me  (Like hopefully a belated bday trip with Megan) and we can save our joint account for house expenses.  

4. Self-Care.
I'm terrible at this.  When I'm feeling bad instead of doing something about it I hide under the covers until its time to go to work again, and that's not really helping.  I need to take my medications more regularly, eat better, etc.  I also want to do things that seem really obvious to some people that are a struggle for me like wear makeup regularly and do something with my hair other than a clip.  

My plan is to break these up into monthly goals and do a better job of keeping track of my progress in my journal (trying the bullet style).  Goals work better when they're broken into smaller pieces so hopefully you'll see me talking about monthly goals and progress reports on a regular basis.  Other than that, wish me luck!


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