5 New Year’s Resolutions I’ll Actually (Probably) Stick To

2017 Motto: It probably can’t get worse?

We were all thinking it. 2016 was… interesting. But let’s look at this glass half full. I think that everyone, including myself, has learned so much this past year. Let’s use these learnings to make 2017 the best year yet! In order to do so, I’ve come up with a few resolutions of my own.

Be the best me I can be.
Yes, I’ve been in a perpetual state of “I’d like to lose 10 pounds” since 7th grade. However, as I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve learned that being the best version of myself is more than just getting skinny. It’s getting fit and being healthy! Revelation: most people who eat the right stuff in moderation and exercise regularly aren’t getting ready for the VS runway. They are just normal people. THIS IS PART OF ADULTING. I know, I can’t believe it either.

This is going to be a tough one for me because I eat like every meal is a hot dog eating contest. What’s good is I have the most amazing support system with Bombshell Fitness to make my 2017 healthier and happier. Once I get into my workout and healthy eating groove, I’ll tell you guys more!

Do more of what sets my soul on fire.
My first resolution was about my physical happiness, but mental happiness is just as important! Much like Kylie in 2016, I have a lot of “realizing things” to do. Part of being the best I can be means doing what makes me happy. I plan on “realizing” exactly what that is, and really honing in on how to weave these activities into my daily life. I’m already off to a great start as I’ll begin working with my mom in January and doing exactly what I’m passionate about – helping cultivate her amazing makeup line and working side by side with my best friend.

Explore.
Ideally, I’d like to be galavanting across the world on the daily. However, unless you’re like The Blonde Abroad or my friend Klo on the Go, that’s just not realistic. In 2017 I plan on making more of an effort to explore the world around me. Whether that means going to that restaurant I’ve been scrolling past on Yelp or actually walking outside on the weekends, I want to be able to get to know and appreciate the world around me.

For the love of God, BUDGET.
My dear ginger boyfriend made me an amazing budget spreadsheet when I got my first job out of college. There were columns, there were colors, there were formulas… but there was one thing missing: me actually putting in the time and energy to follow it.

Do I spend at least $5 a day on lattes? Yes. Do I eat out every meal? Guilty. Have I literally ever opened that budget ONCE since its creation? Absolutely not.

I want to do some serious saving this year, so I’m taking the reins and I am making my own budget for 2017! #GIRLBOSS I’ll keep you guys updated on my efforts.

Get a dog.
Is this deep? Thought provoking? Life shattering? No to all of the above. But I really like dogs and I want one OKAY let me live. Like any normal person with human emotions, dogs delight me. I know it will be a lot of extra effort, but I want to stay true to what delights me and do what needs to be done to make it happen.

Now I want to hear yours! Partly because I’m interested, but also because I want to copy them if they’re better than mine…

Comment your 2017 resolutions below!

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5 Comments

  1. Kyle P.
    December 27, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    My ginger financial services are available for hire to anyone needing a spreadsheet with cool colors.

    • Jenny
      December 28, 2016 / 4:00 pm

      Yes, please! I’d like an amazing budget spreadsheet with cool colors.

  2. Andrea
    December 27, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I want to journal more! Partly because its therapeutic, partly because it helps me organize my thoughts and learn more about myself in the process. Awesome post!

  3. December 27, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    I am laughing out loud – you’re hilarious! These are the best resolutions ever. I am officially in operation #GetaDog as well this year.

  4. Anjelica
    December 28, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    @Kyle I need a colorful budget spreadsheet, preferably teal shading. But on the real, I want to stick to a healthy lifestyle. I think Kayla Insine’s and Inspiralized will aid with this process 😉 Love your resolutions Chloe, you got this!

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