Merry belated Christmas and happy early New Year, everyone! It’s time to break out the old “See you next year” dad quip, because we are nearing the end of 2017. Crazy to think how fast 365 days can fly by.
With this time of year comes a panic to plan our resolutions, but before I even begin to think about 2018, I’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on 2017. I thought what better way to reflect than to share with you guys, so I’m laying it all out there! Career, Health, and Home.
In 2017, I wanted to see if I could really push myself by finding a full time administrative position, losing 50 pounds, and moving into a bigger home. Spoiler alert – I did not lose 50 pounds. I’m just going to chalk that up the the fact that Bread and cheese are so good.
At the start of 2017, I was working 6 days a week and technically still considered part-time in the company I work for. I was trying really hard to show upper management that I was serious about my position and, ultimately, this was the best decision I could have made. A few months into the year, I achieved my first goal – Getting a full-time job (And with the same amazing company, too!).
I am extra proud of myself for this one, because it’s my first ever big-girl job. I’ll even admit that I got a little teary-eyed this Christmas, because I was finally able to afford special gifts for my entire family. They had to open all of their presents on the 23rd of December… I was too excited to wait for the 25th.
Let’s not even go there. On the plus side, I did manage to sign up for the gym for the first time in my life. As a true introvert, gyms are my worst nightmare. Thankfully, a friend signed up with me. You should have seen us plank for an entire 9 seconds. It was great.
Sadly, we lost motivation about a month into our membership and are still paying the monthly fees. We aren’t the only ones, right guys?
I moved house for the first time in my life, and oh my goodness it was quite the job. That being said, I am so happy where I am right now. My boyfriend and I, along with the BF’s mom and the two puppies (full grown puppies) moved out of our tiny two bedroom town home in the downtown core.
While it was super convenient to have everything close by, we wanted something bigger. So we moved out of the city and into the suburbs. We now have all of the room we need, and we are in much better spirits because we actually all have our own space to de-stress at the end of the day.
2018 is definitely going to be the year of weight loss, which is such a cliche resolution. After stuffing myself like a Christmas Turkey during the holiday season, it’s time to head back to the gym. My goal is to set a clear workout plan and stick to it. I really want to lose those 50 pounds.
I also want to work on not caring so much about what others think of me. Don’t get me wrong, I welcome constructive criticism with open arms, but I have always struggled with worrying about how I am perceived by the people around me.
Finally, I really want to see how far I can grow with this blog. This is a personal promise to all my readers to always make content that I am proud to show off to you, because you deserve it!
Now I want to hear from all of you! Let me know in the comments below how you did with your 2017 goals/resolutions!
Did anyone sign up for a gym membership and manage to go all year?
What do you want to work on in 2018?
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See you all next year (haha),