2017 New Years Resolutions!

Throughout the years I have made so many new years resolutions and I’m pretty sure 3/4 of them were the same ones every year. You know the ones that go “I’m going to lose weight”, “I’m going to get a significant other”, or “I’m going to adventure more”. Yeah I tell myself that too every year. This year I want to learn more about myself and really push myself to see how far I can go. This is my year of Yes. Of course I probably won’t be saying yes to every single thing especially if it harms my well being or puts me in (too much) debt.

I’m going to be saying yes to the things that I have never done before. If somebody is going to ask me to sky dive, I’ll be very hesitant but I know several people who have done it before and survived so I might give it a shot. I am terribly afraid of heights just as I am afraid of cats (don’t ask) but I guess the only thing I can lose is my life right?! All jokes aside though, I have always wanted a different view at the world I live in and this would give me an alternating perspective. I no longer want to focus on the potential bad things that could occur. I have had so many opportunities to do some amazing things but was afraid of what could happen so I never did them. 2017 is going to be the year that I take more chances and live in the moment. It’s such a cliche to say that but I want to smell all the flowers, not just the roses.

Another resolution on my list is to explore San Diego more. I want to know every nook and cranny, I want to know all the hole in the wall restaurants that are to die for, I want to know which celebrity has been where. Okay, maybe that last one was taking it a bit too far but the other two are true. I want to be able to take my family when they come to all the spots that nobody knows about.

I made a small list of a few resolutions that I want to do this year and hopefully keeping up on the blog will help me maintain all my resolutions.

  1. I want to cook more. For myself and for Evan
  2. I want to travel more. Even if it is a 30 minute drive
  3. I want to follow through on my promises
  4. I want to work out for a minimum of 30 minutes every other day
  5. I want to run 2 5k this year and run the whole thing.
  6. I want to pick up a new habit or hobby
  7. Better manage money for saving and spending

I have never been a cook or even remotely close. I CAN make myself mac and cheese but I don’t consider that cooking. I want to go through all the cookbooks we have and mark all the recipes that I want to make and try them out. If I fail, I fail and I try again. What can it hurt? The rest of these are all pretty self-explanatory.


Welcome, 2017!