Hello, my name is Emily and yes, I am fully aware it is the 3rd of January + my “goals” blog post should have been posted by now. Do I have an excuse as to why it wasn’t, other than me not finding the right words and being too all consumed with Netflix, I have no words. But, better late than never I suppose.
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As previously mentioned, I am fully aware that everyone else has already shared their “what I’m changing in 2018” posts and that I am late to the game, but I feel like I have to share these with y’all so I’m accountable + you hold me to my words. I have quite a few things I want to change this year, some I will go into detail about here and others I’m keeping close to the vest and need y’all to hear me out + be there for me okay?!!?!?
Now I also know this is probably the most cliche resolution to start with, but hear me out. Number one, who cares if it’s cliche, it’s v important and number two, it is something I have yet to master in the way I want so sue me for moving it to the top of the list!
When I say healthy, I don’t just mean exercise + cutting down on the Chick-fil-A [although those are both very valid since I’ve got a half marathon at the end of next month and all]. I want to make sure everything in my life is healthy. My body, I’ll be 29 this year and am determined to get into a healthy + consistent workout routine by the time I’m 30…so times a tickin’. My mind, I want to get back into reading my bible, going to church and taking time to reflect on who I am, the choices I’m making and be able to be content with that part of me. My relationships, both friendship + romantic. I want to be more diligent about keeping up with my friends, I’ve got the best support system a gal could ask for, but I am the first to admit I neglect making sure those relationships are strong and fulfilling. And as far as the romantic ones are concerned, this is the year I take no prisoners. I don’t talk about BOYS much with you guys and that is mostly because I just don’t want to. I don’t want to subject anyone else to this world I’ve decided to be a part of until I know it’s legit or unless he wants to be. But yeah, it is a Emily gets what she wants kind of year in that department and I can’t lie, I’m kind of excited about it.
This could go for friendships as well, but this goal is mostly for y’all, my readers. I want to be here, in a way that fits with my personal goals for this blog as well as fits with what y’all are looking for from me. I love when I hear from y’all about an outfit you’re loving, or a insta story that made you laugh, whatever it is, your comments help me navigate the types of content I am supposed to be sharing with y’all. I guess a sub-goal of this one would be to be more present, in the moment and bring y’all along for the ride. I always feel so dumb and like no one really cares about my thoughts on anything are, from clothes to The Bachelor so why share?! Messages, comments and thoughts from y’all really do make me so happy + instill confidence in me that I do have a place in this what feels like giant blogging world.
I guess I just want to get this spot in a good place consistency-wise so it doesn’t feel like a burden. I want to be motivated and excited to produce content y’all love. So bare with me as I try and sort this one out. And let me know what you love seeing so I can make sure I’m giving the peeps what they want!!
I am absolutely determined to travel more this year. As I mentioned earlier, I’m not getting any younger and this gal needs to check some places off her bucket list. Of course, with travel you always have to think of money, so saving is going to be a huge 2018 initiative for me. I need to be better about conserving, living with less and really being smart about my money. I think cutting down on the Chick-fil-A is definitely going to help let’s be honest, those chicken minis add up quickly.
But seriously, I want to take this time in my life where I can travel to do so! Let me know some of your favorite cities you’ve been to so I can start my list. And maybe I’ll even do a post about my travel bucket list?!
I’ll shut up now
Okay I think I’ve talked y’all’s ears off long enough, even though I could probs go on this tangent for forever. I am just so excited for 2017 to be GONE, it was a good year but definitely one of a lot of changes for me that I’m glad are done. Here’s to making things happen in 2018!