How to Make your New Years Resolution Come True

The year is quickly coming to an end and I know we are all thinking about our New Years resolution. This is a hard decision in a way because we want to set goals that we can realistically reach. So we look back on what we did this year and see if we achieved the new years resolution we set last year. If you are like me your answer is yes and no. I always set more than one goal. So if I achieve one of my goals in the beginning of the year I have something else to work towards the rest of the year.

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So when setting my goals they are not something I think of in 20 minutes and decide that is what I am going to do. My resolutions have to meet a few specifications such as…

  1. Is it realistic?
    Is there an actual possibility that I could achieve this goal in 365 days while also living a life.
  2. In 5 years with this goal have made a difference in my life?
    If I lose 20 pounds this year but in 5 years have gained one hundred then that 20 pound weight loss doesn’t really matter. But if I transition my eating and activity habits to incorporate more healthy decisions then continuing those habits in 5 years will make a difference.
  3. How will it effect others?
    Losing 20 pounds benefits yourself but having a healthier eating habit may encourage others around you to eat healthy as well.
  4. How important is it to me?
    Personally I am more motivated to achieve a goal if it is important to me. Don’t make your new years resolutions about pleasing others or trying to become someone your not.

Once I have created my list I then go back and check it several times. After I know everything on my list is 100% staying on my list then I add in details. Details are important because then you know in six months what you were talking about when you said get healthy. Ok I ate a salad today thats healthy so check it off the list. NO! Add details in, set a set when you want to have it completed by, where your going to do it, with who, and why.

Example: In the year 2017 I, Marissa, want to live a healthier life style. I want to incorporate my boyfriend and encourage him to be healthy as well. I want to eat healthy meals and get involved in more physical activity. I will learn one new healthy recipe a week and expand my meal prep options. I will also participate in seven hours of physical activity a week. I understand it may take time to fit this into my schedule so I will give myself till April 1st to work up to seven hours of physical activity a week.

When thinking of your new years resolutions don’t set yourself up to fail. Truly take an hour to sit down and think about your goals and objectives for 2017. Then write it out, type it up, and get creative. Just document your goals and dead lines in a way to motivate yourself to achieve your new years resolutions. Another thing you could do it encourage other to hold you accountable. Tell them to nag you about thing you want to change or goals you want to achieve.

I hope all of this helps you and gets you thinking in more detail about your goals for the new year. Leave a comment below of something you want to achieve for 2017 so others can get ideas and get inspired. One of my goals is to build a better blog and become a better blogger. Also to do some pretty awesome and unique DIYs on 2017.

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Calling all Humans

Hello beautiful people! I hope you are having a lively December. As you all know there has been a buzz going on about me starting my own blog. Yes its true,So I have decided to take my blog to the next level. So today I want to recruit all people to join me in a conversation.

Call to Action!

As you all know (or may not know) I blog because of you. I blog to share creative ideas as well as my life experiences because I know that there are many other people going though the same thing I am. One of my favorite parts about blogging is seeing the comments I receive from all of you. It helps me to know that there is an ear listening to what I have to say.

Today I am asking you to leave a comment telling me what you want to see on my blog.

It can be any thing a DIY, something about me, more pictures, videos, less of something, more consistency. Also tell me how many DIY posts a week you would want to see and if you would like it if I would categorize it. For example do a decor post one day, then clothing, then recipe, then something else? I want to hear from you so please share all of your thoughts. If you don’t want everyone to see what you have to say then feel free to DM me on Instagram, or email me. Also I will try my best to respond to every comment and message as well as apply some of your demands to my new blog.

Incase you were wondering my blog is now located  here . The official launch will be January 1st But I may have some bonus content up before then. I hope all of you will visit me at my new blog and if you do leave a comment telling me your continuing the journey with me.

I have Exciting News

I have decided that I don’t want to be just another fish in the sea, I want to make waves. I have never settled at an average life and now that I am graduating college that is exactly what I am afraid of becoming. So in order to prevent that from happening I have decided I want to take ACTION.

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I want 2017 to be the best year of my life yet and in order for that to happen I don’t want to sit back and wait for opportunities to approach me. So I have decided to further pursue my ‘career’ in blogging my starting my own blog. Yes that is correct.

Im starting my own blog!

I have decided to launch my own website which will host my blog and be an upgraded and even better version of my blog today. In January 2017 I will have my blog on the internet to share with all of you. I know it is going to take a lot of work and dedication but I truly love blogging and want to continue as I take the next big step in my life after college.

In a little over three months I will have been blogging for a year and I want to continue for many more year. Blogging means a lot to me, while it is a lot of work on the back end it is totally worth it. Blogging inspires me to research and learn. It give me a creative outlet to share all my thought with other like minded people like myself. All of you motivate me to try new things in life and being able to share them with all of you makes it even better.

I have a lot of plans for my new blog and I hope all of you will continue with me on this lovely journey called life. I try appreciate each and every one of you. Reading your comments and seeing your support makes me so happy.

One of my main new years resolutions to create so much more content not only on my blog but also on my social media accounts as well.

So I would love all of your support and love it if you could comment something you want to see on my blog.

Life Update

2016

When I was a kid my mom always told me that the older I get the faster time will fly. Well she is completely correct. 2016 is almost over and it has went so fast. I have been reflecting back on this year and it is hard to believe how much has changed in my life. This year was full of mile stones and while so much has happened this year I know next year will be just as exciting if not more.

I started out the year by turning 21. My birthday is January 10th so my birthday is what I get to look forward to after new years. I celebrated with my boyfriend. He planned the whole day with fun activities. We went to sky max, then later that night we went out for dinner and drinks.

Then in March I started my blog and I can honestly say it was a great idea. I haven’t been creating as much content as I would have liked but I decided I needed to do more research about blogging so I can make it better for you guys. I just want to say a quick thank you to everyone for supporting me and it truly means a lot to know that my hard work is helping others. You are truly the reason I blog and I have been working hard behind the scenes to make my blog better for you. So now that I am at a good point in my research I have a very exciting announcement to make about my blog that will be coming in the next couple weeks. If you enjoy my blog and want to continue on this wonderful journey with me keep an eye out for my exciting announcement.

In May my spring semester of my junior year came to an end and I celebrated by taking a week long trip to New York City. It was a good trip but I was happy to be home and back in the swing of things after a week.

I then spent my summer ‘break’ by getting ahead in school and taking classes, working at the pool, and working on my blog. I ended summer by taking another vacation. I went on a cruise to the Caribbean. It was the best vacation I have ever taken. Not only was the destination amazing but the people I went with made the trip even better. There was a group of ten of us who went and it was a blast the entire week.

Sadly the vacation came to an end all to quickly and school started once again in August, but this time I was excited to start the semester. This is my last semester in school and I will be graduating December 17th with my Bachelors of Science and Technology degree. My major is Organizational Supervision and while I was in a tough situation when I chose this degree I am glad I pursued it. Not only was this semester great because it was the last but I took some very interesting classes as well. My two favorite classes this semester were Ceramics: Introduction to throwing and Principals of Social media.

In September I decided to make a major life change and quit my job and start working for my family business. I am now working as their social media marketer when I am not busy with  school and will continue to work their after I graduate.

I also made my first adult purchase in October and bought myself a car. I got a 2016 Nissan Rogue. I was planning on buying a car after graduation but when my other car started to have transmission problems I had to expedite my purchase date.

Now it is December and I am finishing my last week of classes. This semester has went so fast. Graduating college is a bitter sweet moment. I am so excited to graduate but at the same time I am nervous because it means a new chapter of my life is starting. I have so many plans for after graduation that I cannot wait to share with all of you.