We’re half way through January, how are your resolutions going so far? If you follow me on instagram, I mention that although I’m not a resolution type of person, there are a few goals I have for 2018. Much of it has to do with mental and physical advancement while others hit the finances.
It’s been so cold here that the weather not only put a damper in my mood, but had me in full hibernation mode. Throw in a major snowstorm that handicapped our city for a little while, and I was done. I’m anxiously waiting for our February vacation to come so that I can get some much needed vitamin D into me. Until then, I am enthralled into meeting my 2018 resolutions.
Read more. I’m back in graduate school so I don’t get to read leisurely as much as I’d like, so for the month of January, I vowed to get through 3 books. (Were going to need more wine (Gabrielle Union), The Hate You Give ( Angie Thomas), and The Last Black Unicorn (Tiffany Haddish).
Grow my edges. Now this is a big one. As you can see in these pictures, my natural hair has grown so much however my edges resemble a well done fade (not cute!). So I began taking hair, skin and nail vitamins from Itworks two weeks ago. So wish me luck!
Tone my body. You all know I started Weight Watchers in September, and up to date, have lost 21 pounds without working out. I’m so busy during the school year that it doesn’t allow for workout sessions but I’m committed to not being complacent with loose skin and a droopy butt so I enlisted the help of a trainer, and have hit to the gym consistently so far. I’ll keep y’all posted!
Purge my closet. This is a doozy. Being a blogger, you accumulate so much clothes and I’m literally bursting at the seams! I can’t take it. So, I’ve listed quite a number of pieces on my Poshmark. Make sure you follow me on there as I’m always uploading gently used or never worn clothing and shoes for sale.
Invest my money. One thing I love about being in my 30s is the financial stability. Obviously, this varies from person to person. I’m finally at a place in life where I can buy that bag or shoes without having to move money around or save for months. Needless to say, this new found lifestyle prompted me into looking to invest my money. Accumulating pennies in my savings account won’t help me build that nest egg I’m after at retirement so I started looking into mutual funds and money market accounts, stock market and the like. Would this be something you guys would like me to blog about? Let me know.
I guess one of the best things about a new year, is a fresh start. The hardest part is keeping up with the goals you create for yourself. My tip is don’t over-extend yourself and be real with you. Know your limitations and your responsibilities before you put a huge obstacle in your way. Last tip, don’t feel bad if you don’t get to cross all of them off. You’re human, and being as such, we’re not perfect and we will consistently be met with challenges. All you can do is learn and grow from there and don’t allow yourself to fall into the same situation again. For New Year resolutions to become reality, you have to welcome change and that, my friends, is a a process. Set goals, have a plan and execute accordingly.
What are some of your 2018 goals?