2017 New Year’s Resolutions

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I love the beginnings of a new year.  It’s one thing I always loved about the cyclical nature of teaching.  Each August brought a new class, new personalities, new challenges, new potentials, and new adventures. It’s the same thing with a beginning of a new year.  A chance to brush off the trials, hurts, betrayals, and disappointments of the prior year and look forward to the ability to write a new story for yourself.  Earlier this week, Parker and I sat down and created some 2017 New Year’s Resolutions for our marriage but also personal ones for ourselves.  When it comes to my personal goals, I really try to focus on all areas of my life: faith, health, work, friendship, and now blogging.  I’m hopefuly that by sharing them with you, it will force me to actually stick to them (since I am a people pleaser after all).  So without further adieu…

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Cold Shoulder Sweater (c/o Chicwish) || St. Anne Tote (c/o Barrington Gifts)

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

1. Work out at least 4 times a week.  When it comes to resolutions, I’m all about setting goals but keeping it realistic at the same time.  For me, working out at the gym 4x a week is probably unrealistic, so that could even include going on a walk around the neighborhood or a bike ride with my hubby. I will say, over the last two weeks, I have been really good about working out between the hours of 9-11 A.M. Apparently watching Kathy Lee and Hoda on the treadmill is my JAM.

2. Have a quiet time 4 times a week.  I just started the 28 day study of Proverbs with She Reads Truth and it has been so good for me.  This last year has been a trying time for me personally, so diving into the straightforward, blunt Proverbial truths is just what this hard-headed gal needs.

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3. Eat less candy. Ya’ll, you may be laughing at this, but it’s a real problem.

4. Get involved in a women’s Bible Study.  I have already signed up and will be participating in the Watermark Women’s Bible Study on Acts on Wednesday mornings.  Luckily, I have a couple of girlfriends who are doing it too so they can hold me accountable!

5. Put my phone on “sleep” mode by 9 P.M. every night. Before I even started blogging, this was an issue.  And as much as I hate to admit it, I do not multi-task well when my phone is involved (and the phone always wins).  This is probably Parker’s greatest frustration with me, so this is one of my #wifegoals for myself this year.

6. Post twice a week on the blog consistently.  I really should be doing more than 2, but again, my philosophy on resolutions is keeping them realistic.  So for now, 2 it is.

7. Learn the basics of photography so I can shoot some of my own content.  Because my goal is to add more lifestyle verticals to my blog (home decor, recipes, “housewife” product reviews, etc.) I need to be able to snap great pictures on my own time.  Any advice would be much appreciated!

8. Create a community of “blogger” friends.  Besties- I’m in NO way trying to replace you.  I just need some gals to bounce ideas off and challenge me in this new adventure – something that would BORE YOU TO DEATH. I’m EXPANDING, not REPLACING.

Like I said earlier, Parker and I sat down and made some 2017 New Year’s Resolutions (really they are more of goals) for us as a married couple.  I will be sharing those on the blog soon – so keep checking back!

What are YOUR New Year’s Resolutions?  And any tips for helping me stay on track with mine?! Comment below!

Cheers, Erin

Photography by Teri Lynam 

4 Comments

  1. Life. Love. Reality. January 12, 2017 / 05:18

    I love your goals!! I love my blogging community. It is so fun to meet other bloggers and build a great support group in the blogging world. BTW I am also in the Dallas area (McKinney 🙂 ) Have a great day!

    • Erin January 16, 2017 / 08:37

      Thank you for the encouragement! I always love meeting Dallas bloggers!

    • Erin January 16, 2017 / 08:37

      You are so sweet, Leslie!! We find it super helpful in keeping our marriage thriving!

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