I’m retracting the previous post based on the pure fact that you can always do better. Also don’t think there needs to be a reason attached to every thing you hope to accomplish and acquire. Definitely will be editing as I think of more as well.
As per the lovely Ella Ceron, be unfuckwithable. Don’t make any excuses about why you don’t want to make plans or eat at a certain place you don’t care for or not spend your precious vacation days somewhere you don’t have true wanderlust for.
Do more yoga. If my brand new, beautiful Jade mat doesn’t get used as much as it should, it’s a sin.
Do a no-buy for clothing. I spent way more than I’d care to admit between November and the day after Christmas. Where I’m purchasing from isn’t even fast fashion stores, which is even worse. They’re all pieces I love and don’t have multiples of already but still I don’t need them. Unsubscribe from all email shopping lists. If it’s absolutely needed, wait at least 48 hours before getting it.
Spend more on experiences. Christmas forced me to realize no matter how much I care about the holidays, family and friends may not be on the same level. Whether it’s by myself or with my boyfriend, I decided to not be in New York next Christmas. London, Paris, Tennessee, Costa Rica. Definitely considering a Four Christmases situation. Not even just that one example. Eating out and going to bars less to do more cool things. There’s concerts and events I’ve turned down because I didn’t budget properly and couldn’t attend. Hoping to never do that again. (Coachella 2017, fingers crossed.)
Try more foods. I’ll pretty much eat anything except salmon, avocado and tobiko. But it seems as when you put Daniel Boulud’s name on something, now I’ll have to eat it.
Forgive and forget toxic things and people. There’s people kept around for entertainment. For boredom. Out of pure laziness. I intend to edit down to people I genuinely care about. If we haven’t talked in years but like each others posts, what’s the point? It may be a handful or two of individuals but your energy can be focused and make stronger relationships that stick around.
Social media break. With the exception on writing more here (!!!) spending time on Instagram and Facebook is just a waste of time. It ties into dropping people and now I’ll actually have to call and text people I care about keeping in touch with.
Keep my car and house cleaner.
Put more effort and concentration into my job.
Do more art. Photography, painting, crafting.
Invest more time into knitting my blanket. 149 stitches. The death of me.
Move out. Yeah. This again.
Wake up earlier every day.
Go harder at workouts. Also try new and different ones. SoulCycle, pilates, kick boxing. Something has got to give with this weight plateau and I’ll figure out what that is if it’s the last damn thing I do. Also want to lose 30 more pounds, and be able to dead lift at least 130 pounds.
Spend more time alone. I enjoy my boyfriend’s company. Catching up with my two best friends is great. But I miss my free time alone and doing things to relax. I want to learn more about knitting and eventually begin and complete a blanket with the yarn I bought four months ago. Getting better at cooking is on this list, too. Asian dishes especially.
But no matter how much I relish time on my own, I absolutely want to and need to work harder at my relationship. We may have been together for a long time but it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re ready for anything huge.
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