I am a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Setting goals is a great way to keep myself moving forward and learning new things. The years that I have not set goals are the years I have been stagnant. Feeling stuck and unhappy have been the result of not setting goals. In my venture to find my best self, I have come to find that setting goals are just the beginning.
The biggest reason I set a goal is that I don’t like where I am at or what is going on. No direction, no passion, no excitement. These are all things that can be changed with goals. When I am working to make me and my surroundings better, my world brightens.
I have reached a point in my life where I hate going on the internet. There is so much negativity and sadness and bullying that the thought of being on the internet even for a few minutes burdens my soul. So at the end of 2013, I decided I was going to change that. I was going to create a space that was positive and encouraging. A place where someone would feel uplifted instead of feeling judged and unloved.
So here it is!! My little positive corner on the internet where life is celebrated. Where someone can feel great about the world, their life and be encouraged to want more. Love Doing Life is a safe place to help you find your best self and best life.
Let me just say before our relationship goes any further, I do not have this whole life thing figured out. I am learning by trial and error just like the next person. However, what I do know is I am on a quest to LOVE DOING LIFE and I am passionate about sharing my findings with you. I hope you find inspiration and love here.
Without further ado here is my very first post on my brand new blog with the hopes that it will bring a little more love into the world.
On January 1st, many people have traditions and rituals they perform to start the new year on the right foot, up until this year I never really gave it any thought. Since I didn’t really have any traditions for January 1st I thought this year would be a good time to start one or two. Aside from watching my alma mater, The University of Georgia, play in a bowl game I decided today is the perfect day to watch the classic New Year’s Eve movie…When Harry Met Sally. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time!
So here I am New Year’s Day evening sitting on our comfy red couch (which feels like you’re sitting on a cloud) snuggled up under a soft baby blue blanket with snowflakes on it, watching When Harry Met Sally, eating a bowl full of popcorn topped with white truffle oil and parmesan cheese. If you haven’t had it you must! I will post the recipe on the blog so you can enjoy!
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This is the perfect scenario for some prime scrumbling! The definition of “scrumble” is when snuggling with the one person that loves you no matter what meets an environment that is incredibly comfortable. It’s amazing and I highly recommend it. 😉 Also, if there is not a special someone in your life, scrumbling with a pet or a family member is just as lovely!
Back to New Year’s Day traditions. Another tradition, one that has been going on for as long as I can remember is taking down the Christmas decorations. This tradition always makes me sad. Christmas time is so glamorous and bright, and when the decorations come down it seems to make life a little dimmer.
On top of starting a blog and watching When Harry Met Sally, I am going to follow in my best friend’s footsteps when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions. The number of resolutions she makes is directly related to how old she is. So this year I will make 27 resolutions.
- Start a blog.
- Watch When Harry Met Sally on New Year’s Day.
- Wear red lipstick more.
- Do cardio at least 3 times a week.
- Go on more walks with Michael.
- Expand my book list.
- Read more books.
- Make the bed every day.
- Straighten up the living room every evening.
- Write more letters.
- Be less critical.
- Think positive!
- Don’t over analyze things.
- Take time to recognize the little things.
- Take time to laugh.
- Stretch more.
- Put more money into savings.
- Recycle more.
- Try at least 3 new recipes a month.
- Take more picnics.
- Build a drawing horse.
- Set up the art studio.
- Get outside to sketch nature.
- Finish my praying hands drawing.
- Drink more tea.
- Have lunch with Michael more at the office.
- Worry less.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THIS YEAR? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FIND YOUR BEST SELF?
SAVE FOR LATER!