[…] Resolution 1: Spend more time with loved ones […]
Happy New Year! I wonder where this year will take us? I feel like I have already changed my mindset so much in the past month already. I went from thinking I would blog full time this year, to now knowing I won’t be blogging full-time until 2017 (more on that later). I hope this year isn’t like the rest. I mean that I hope we don’t work hard on all of our resolutions only to have them diffuse within the first month or two. I am pretty set/proud/wishful with mine. I can’t wait to share them with you this next week or two! It helps to have accountability partners, and you guys can be mine! Even though it is only January, this red V Day dress has me thinking of February!
Photos by DallaStyle
One of my biggest New Year’s resolutions is spending more time with my loved ones. This includes friends, family, and (of course) my boyfriend. This past year was my first full year blogging, and I might have gotten a little wrapped up in it all. I never had time for anyone and never tried to make the time. When I got home from working my 9 hour job, I went to my room, shut the door, and got on the computer. I never had time to talk on the phone, or go meet a friend for a drink. My boyfriend and I NEVER saw each other on the weekdays. I know, weird.
I can’t promise that I can change overnight. But, I do promise I will make a conscious effort to spend more time with them. With my sister fostering, I need to make sure I get out to Ft Worth more to help them when they need it and to spend more time with the kids. My little sister is about to start med school, so I need to make sure I get out to the east coast as much as I can to spend time with her and my brother-in-law. My parents are two hours away, so it shouldn’t be hard to make a trip out there every now and then.
My best friends live in Tyler and are married with kids. It used to be easy to see one another because they could also come out here every once in a while, but now I will have to make sure I can get out to Tyler to see them! Luckily, they are the kind of friends that time and space make no difference. They, like family, are constant. I do have some great friends here that I have struggled to find time for. They understood how busy I was, but I still felt guilty every time I said I couldn’t hang out. I need to get out more with them, have some more girl’s nights, and go a little crazy every once in awhile.
With my boyfriend, we just need to make sure we start seeing each other DURING the week. The weekends aren’t cutting it. It is like we are in a long distance relationship! I like to be at my apartment, and he likes to be at his. If anyone has some tips for this, let me know!
I think with resolutions, it just all starts with a thought. Most people however, don’t take action on that thought, and the resolution goes dead. Let’s all help each other this year to fulfill our resolutions! Was one of yours to spend more time with loved ones?
Dress: ASOS– This dress is so gorgeous and would be a perfect red V Day dress! It is never too early to think ahead! Order a size down, I am wearing a 2!
Bracelet: Kendra Scott
Lipstick: Bobbi Brown, Rose Blossom
Yes we had the same idea! I hope we can stick to it! I can only imagine how hard a full time job, blog, and kids would be! You are a superstar for sure!! Thanks so much for the advice!! Grab the dress for Valentine’s Day for sure 😉