Hi loves! Can you believe we're only a mere 48 hours until the start of 2015?! It's safe to say that each passing year seems to go by faster than the last! But I can't lie, New Year's Eve/Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. Not because of the bubbly champagne, night full of dancing, or that amazing kiss as the clock strikes midnight, but because it ushers in a fresh start!
Now, I know we all write up a few new goals for the coming year, but honestly, we don't make it past January 15th before we retreat back to our old ways. So, I challenge each of you to make more realistic goals! Try creating a list of goals that you can work on daily and use any existing resources you might have.
I've listed my 2015 resolutions above! Let me explain how I came up with them and how I plan to actually follow through!
PICKING YOUR BEST 2015 RESOLUTIONS
1. Find a goal you truly want to work on and improve
2. Determine if that goal is realistic for you in your current situation
3. Ask yourself if you have (or can get/purchase) the necessary resources to help
4. Create a simple plan you can follow to accomplish your resolution for the upcoming year.
For example, one of my major 2015 resolutions is to travel more. Following step 1 from above, I decided this was a goal I truly wanted to work on. I hardly ever get to travel, and I feel that I'm at a point in life where traveling is finally an option for me. Next, I had to determine if this goal was even realistic for me in my current situation. Of course it is! I'm a healthy 22 year old lady who has nothing holding me back! And lastly, I have to ask myself, "do I even have the resources to travel more?". Now that I'm working 40 hours each week and finally have a salary, I definitely have a few extra pennies to put aside for new adventures. And lastly, create a plan to help you accomplish your new resolution. So, in order for me to take an upcoming trip to Mexico in 2015, I have to set aside a certain portion of my pay each month, research travel and hotel accommodations, and lock in a date! Once I've got all
So with a few helpful steps to get you started, I challenge you to list out your 2015 resolutions and stick to them!
Just wanted to highlight the Christmas holiday in our house! This was by far one the best Christmas I've ever had. Partly because I was able to gift some pretty awesome gifts and because I was able to settle further in my walk with Christ! Check out my Christmas holiday and the month of December in the gallery below! (mouse over the photos for captions!)
December was a great month for me! I was able to do a great number of things this year that I haven't been able to do over the past odd number of years. For example, this year, I sent out my first batch of Christmas cards! My parents always send cards on behalf of our family, but to be able to send my own is quite fulfilling. Besides sending out Christmas cards to friends and family, I was able to convince my mom to purchase a live tree. We haven't had a live tree since before my younger brother was born! And after searching 4 grocery stores, I finally found the Christmas tree, Snowman, and Reindeer shape cookies by Pillsbury. These are the only sugar cookies I eat when Christmas comes around. I'd be lying to you if I said I only had a few. Guys, I purchased 8 boxes. (please don't judge me). But beyond the cards, and the fresh cut tree, and sugar cookies, I was able to spend some quality time with my family & friends and reflect on my growing relationship with Christ.
I hope you all had a great holiday! Let's gear up for the new year! A few exciting updates will be coming to the blog so be sure to visit regularly!
We have made it to the final Monday of 2014, loves! I hope everyone enjoyed their seasonal holidays (Hannakuh, Christmas, Boxing Day, the start of Kwanza, etc.)! I thoroughly enjoyed my much needed break. I've still got a little bit of down time before I head back to the office, so I plan on spending it with you guys and getting my life on track for 2015 (post on this tomorrow). I'm so excited for the new year! But before it gets here, I want to share a few things that caught my eye over the weekend. Check out this week's #MondayMusings!
chargrilled salmon via The Honeybee // ink // Dezso by Sara Beltran // trench via with love from Kat // margaritas via Food52 // book // overalls // leopard couch //
This #MondayMusings is by far the best one I've ever put together. And it describes me so perfectly! Healthy foods, amazing jewelry, MARGARITAS, and effortless style. Not to mention my craving for some ink, decorating tips for my future apartment, and my love for literature! Take some time out of your day and look around. Maybe you'll find something that catches your eye. :)
Have a great Monday! Stop by the blog later this afternoon as I recap my Christmas holiday and tomorrow as I detail my New Year Resolutions!
A little Christmas humor for you all! But in all reality, let's not forget the reason for the season. The birth of sweet baby Jesus!! Stop by the blog later this week as I recap my Christmas holiday!
Good afternoon dearies! I hope everyone had finished their holiday shopping and settling in for a cozy holiday weekend with family and friends! Today, I'm sharing a Christmas edition of Monday Musings. I've gathered all my Christmas favorites, classics, and new features that help me celebrate the holiday! Take a look!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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