Greetings, Beauts! Welcome to 2017! We’re two weeks into January and I feel a little late to the resolutions game-at least it feels that way. But I guess that’s life for ya! Anyway, 2017 may just be another year or it may not be, but I’d like to think each year holds some new and cool things even if they aren’t all super dramatic. And is it just me or do the years seem to be blending together more and more?!
This year, as with any, questions may be answered and questions may arise. What will get sorted out? How much will things remain the same or change? Will I still be wearing this sweater next winter? Ahh. Guess we will have to wait and see!
I don’t typically use the word “resolution” for my goals just because I’ll never stick with it once that label is thrown on there. Psychological or not, I tend to curse myself that way based on experience. But no matter what you call it, wanting to be a better you or revising aspects of your life is a good thing and can be done at any time! January just seems to be that natural time for me and many to reset things on a more intentional level.
I like thinking of what is coming up or things I’d like to maybe try each upcoming year, but before I get into all of that I want to give a shout out to my blogger friend Jay–her New Year’s post inspired me to get my own thoughts down on resolutions! Go give it a read! Anyway, here are some things I am looking forward to in 2017!
My son starting school
It honestly feels like I just had him, but he will officially be starting pre-K in the fall. I’m excited and a bit nervous because he’ll be doing something completely different and getting exposure to a whole new world (as will his parents), but I think the routine and socialization will really benefit him. Just can’t promise to hold back any tears when I see him wearing a schoolbag for the first time!
I mentioned here about changing your outlook and maybe your life (#29), and this would be an extension on that. I’m not saying I’m forcing myself to be unrealistically positive, but I do not want to drown myself in negativity either. Bad days happen, bad things happen, and some days the down-talk in my mind won’t go away as quickly as I want it to. So is life. But I think recognizing thoughts and being more of an observer of them, not being so quick to believe or get carried away by them will be a continued goal. I don’t want to eradicate negative thinking altogether. I believe those thoughts exist for a reason. Both optimism and negativity have their place and I need that balance. But if I can redirect the nagging negative thoughts or use some form of action as a way to not drown in them for too long- maybe find a way to get to some leveling place, I will make more of an effort to do it.
Change it up!
I don’t have a problem changing up beauty products or outfits, but in other areas? I’m def not one to make rash decisions and I talk myself out of things more often than not. That means that certain decisions I make are carefully considered ones. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s easy to fall into boring patterns that way. I make specific plans. I don’t do A, B, or C because I’m lazy, fear of hating it or whatever. Well this is the year for me to stop the analysis and get on with it, or have more of an open mind. A little more spontaneity, if you will.
I also want to pay attention to areas where I’ve become almost blind or numb to without even realizing it, and making more time to just do things I don’t usually do. Change my surroundings. Rearrange stuff. Maybe get a new shower curtain. Something. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but even a minor change in some form could refresh my outlook. I welcome more of that this year!
Piggybacking off the last point. We moved into our home in August of 2014 and while I’ve managed to get some artwork and pictures up here and there, there are still some sections that could use a little something, or just more personalizing. So hopefully there will be a little more up on my walls as the year goes on in different parts of my house!
Keep on Blogging
My goal in this area is just to keep doing it! And allow my blog to follow its natural path. I’m pretty happy that I’ve made it to the 6 month mark and I’m continuing to learn more about what works for me as a blogger. I’d like to get BeautyLifeMom on Pinterest and maybe get a new layout for it if I feel that continued tug to do so. I’ll see how I feel!
So for now those are some ideas for my 2017! I’d like to do a check-in post in a few months and then again at the start of next year to see how things went!
Do you have any plans , goals or resolutions for the upcoming year? How do you feel about resolutions in general? Do share!