I want to introduce Lilies and Basil into my life. Hey, you have to start somewhere! I am growing an amaryllis flower in my office and my goal is to keep it alive for at least six months. I have never tried it before but already the green sprouts brighten my day! If this works well I am thinking about fresh basil in my apartment. Bucket List. This year I want to be able to cross something off my travel bucket list. I did not leave the country in 2013 and I would love to in 2014. If that does not work out there are still so many things in the United States I would love to see. Keep Learning. This year I took a photography course for the first time in five years and remembered how much I love it. I would like to take more and start up cooking classes while I am at it.
Be Bold. If I think a guy is cute, I am going to make an effort to say “hi” and introduce myself. As Elite said, every relationship starts with a greeting. Along the same lines, I am going to be a bit more liberal with giving out my phone number on the dating front and the worst-case scenario: you won’t get a call and maybe you’ll feel a tiny bit embarrassed. I also need let go and Apologize. Like the Elite said rid yourself of enemies because life is short. I am going to apologize to those I want to be friends with and cut loose ties with others. Gym Honestly. I need to stop rationalizing with myself about going to the gym – somedays I am honestly too busy but somedays, I really have no excuse not to go – I am paying so my goal is to take advantage. As a side note- I am going to take the stars when I have the opportunity even if I do not feel like it.
I only have 27 family members combined and I do not talk to them nearly as much as I should. Cousin Connection is on the top of my list because my biggest relationship with a few of my cousins is a back and forth Candy Crush request. That should not count. Next, I am going to employ a Social Media Filter. I am going to post the things I want to post, share, tweet, or shout from the rooftops. If I think it is worth sharing I am going to post it, even if it only gets two likes, and be happy about it instead of worrying about what my friends might think – If I like the status/photo enough to post it, what else matters? Lastly, I need to embrace Radio Silence. I am actually going to turn off my iPhone off at dinner and encourage my friends to do the same. Not vibrate, off. Not only will it save battery but it will stop me from wanting to do the “five second check”.
4) BLOG GROWTH
My first blog goal is go on more Blates. 2013 was my year of blates – meeting Michael, Hannah Margaret, Setarra, Alyssa, and Karly was wonderful. I go on even more blates this year, especially with women whose blogs I read every day. One of my really big blog goals this upcoming year is to do Outfit Posts. I am going to figure out how/when/where to take outfit posts. I have tried doing it with a tripod and it is pretty tricky, so hopefully I can beg some friend into taking them for me. Not everyday, but I would like at least one a week! Make Connections is my final goal for 2014, especially on my blog.
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