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!

XOXO,

B

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Last Friday night of 2016

Well. I just now realized that tomorrow is New Years Eve. That is absolutely nuts! It feels like just yesterday was Christmas and we were on a plane flying home and now we are celebrating a new year. This will actually be out first year that we have spent New Years Eve together and I am beyond excited. Not that we have so much planned but I am excited to drink our champagne and watch movies with my love.

Before I get into my 2017 resolutions, I want to give you guys a recap on Christmas! About a week before my finals ended, Evan and I decided that it wouldn’t be possible for us to fly home and surprise our family for Christmas. My parents ended up buying us a flight home as our Christmas present. We decided not to tell his family or the rest of mine in order to surprise as many people as possible. This means that his mom didn’t know, my brother didn’t know and the majority of my side did not know that we would be coming for Christmas dinner.

Flash-forward to Christmas eve. Evan had to work the late shift at work and ended up getting home around 2 am. I could not sleep a wink because of how excited I was to fly home. We ended up staying awake and watching a movie. We went to bed around 4 am and had to get up at 7 for our flight at 9. We took an Uber to the airport and we were right on time for our flight. I had told one of his sisters that we were going to be flying in and she was able to trick their mom and pick us up instead. We finally got to the house at about 12 and walked in. She was so surprised and stood in the kitchen in shock for 10 minutes before realizing that we were really there in the flesh.

We hadn’t been able to call or Facetime my family since we were on the plane. I had to lie to my brother that we were at the beach here in San Diego and I did not get great service. I guess my mom pulled the waterworks on my brother and he fell for it. We left to my aunts house at about 6. Once we walked in, my dad was right by the door and my brother was sitting in a chair with his back facing the door. My dad greeted us and my brother turned around and had the biggest smile I have seen the longest time. I had texted all of my aunts that morning wishing them a merry Christmas and that I wished I could be there celebrating with them. They all called me a liar! It was the greatest feeling to be able to surprised my boyfriends mom and my family as well.

The next three days flew by and the next thing we knew, we were back on a plane flying home. We arrived at home at about 12 am. I wanted to start unpacking as quickly and as clean as possible so that was what I started doing. Unpacking was probably the easiest thing I had to do all week. The whole trip was incredible and full of family and friends and food. There was not a meal that was skipped all week!

Tomorrow is the last day of 2016. I’ll be posting my resolutions tomorrow and hopefully getting a good start on the in the new year! 2016 was really good to me and my family and I really hope yours was too. Here is to a great new year and I hope you all had a happy holidays!!

 

XOXO

B