January 16, 2017

Hello 2017 + My Resolutions

I know I'm two weeks late, but Happy New Year friends! Better late than never right lol. I cannot believe how fast time is already flying in 2017 but I am so blessed and excited to see what God has in store for me this year.

For those of you that don't know me personally, 2016 was a very difficult year for me. I'll be sharing more on why a little later, but right now I really want to press forward and make sure I am laying the foundation for a successful and productive year. And even though I think the whole "new year, new me" motto is a wee bit unrealistic, I am a believer in the "new year, better me" movement. So in that spirit, today I want to share a few of my resolutions with you! Be sure to let me know what your goals are too in the comments below. I'd love to know more about what you have planned for the new year.

Top: Express  | Jeans: Express (similar)  | Booties: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Bag: Dooney and Bourke (similar)

1. Plan out my mornings. 
"Get up when you wake up". Super easy to say but very hard to do. Especially when your alarm goes off at 8am and you have no scheduled plans for the day. But I've found that consistently waking up and getting my body moving not only helps with my productivity, but I genuinely feel better not wasting the day away. That's why I really want to get in the habit of planning out my mornings. Even if my list is something as simple as laundry, go to the gym, etc.

2. Spend more time with God each day.
Almost every morning, the first thing I do when I wake up is reach for my phone and start checking social media. But this year, I really want to dedicate more of my time to God. I personally love devotionals and journaling. For me, this is the best way to end my days or start new one. Being focused and feeding my spirit is something I really want to make a priority.

3. Explore adding video content to the blog.
Theres no question that I am a people person, but sometimes I feel like my personality only comes out so much via text here on the blog. So I really want to explore incorporating videos into my content so that you can get a fuller scope of who I am haha. I will be honest and say I have no clue what I'm doing in that area and know I will need the help of a videographer, I am so excited to explore this platform.

Speaking of video, make sure you're following me on snap @mpaige_x.

4. Travel. Travel. Travel
I have so many places on my wanderlust list its kind of ridicules. I wasn't able to travel a lot in 2016 but I'm hoping to change that this year. I already have a few trips planned, but at the top of my list is a relaxing, lay on the beach and do nothing kind of vacation.

5. Practice and perfect consistency
This one is pretty self explanatory, and I want to start with this blog. I love curating content here for you guys every week and I know that I can make something of this little dream if I'm consistent.

6. My own apartment + a puppy 
Last spring, I quit a job I was unhappy with and moved back to Louisville to live with my parents while I worked. Being home has been great but now I'm itching for my own place and a little puppy.

8. Debt free
This is a really big goal for me because I know how much dedication its going to require. But honestly "debt free is the new sexy" and I am ready to be apart of that team haha (I'm not sure if thats a real thing or if I just made it up).

7. Healthy from the inside out
I haven't been able to workout in a few months but ya'll I am SO EXCITED to get back into the gym this week. Everybody knows that summer bodies are built in the winter so now is the time for me to get it together. I've also been eating 80% Whole 30 for the past few weeks but tomorrow I'm going the full 100%. So ya'll pray for me (I think I'm going to miss dairy the most lol).

That's all I've got for ya'll today! I hope you enjoyed this post. Be sure to leave your goals for 2017 in the comments below. I'd love to hear them.

See you Wednesday!


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