Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Little Life Update

First off, I apologize that my blog has been a bit quiet lately. It has been a crazy couple of months. Between the ending of my semester at school, the holidays and the passing of my sweet Emmylou, I didn't have all that much time or motivation to get on here and write. Now things have settled down a bit, which has given me time to think, plan out and gather inspiration for the new year.

I generally don't make grand resolutions because I have a hard time following through with them but my biggest one this year it to not give up on anything that can bring me joy, regardless of how much it brings me out of my comfort zone.
I've gotten in a bit of a rut of making my decisions based upon how easy they are. Much of this was brought on by the move to New York and feeling a bit isolated. I started watching a HELL of a lot more TV than ever before and not getting out of the apartment to meet others because it took so much effort to find like minded people near my age in the suburbs! News Flash: Making friends in your later 20s is much harder than ever before!
But I am officially done making excuses and on to making life more interesting and more exciting for the upcoming year.

What helps you get out of a social rut?

A couple goals for the upcoming months:

  • Actually exercise - not with any weight goal in mind or a specific look but with the idea of being proud of what my body can do again. This has not been achieved by my many Modern Family marathons on the couch. 
  • Read something inspiring - Hoping the book Wild will start this one off. I LOVE travel/adventure memoirs
  • Travel to at least 5 new places this year. This could mean India or a part of Brooklyn I've never been to but I want a new experience. 
  • Continue learning new ways to eat better but maybe also learning how to do this on a budget. I seriously cannot afford all the crazy new things I find at Whole Foods. 
  • Spend less time on my phone. I've seen a lot of people mention this one and I think it is important. There is a reason I don't put a lot of instagram, I generally find that when I'm trying to capture the moment via camera, I'm missing the actual experience and I'd like to see real life a bit more than I have been. 
  • Make time to call family and friends more. It was really easy to get out of this habit while living in Yonkers because we had no service in our apartment so you literally had to make time outside to call people. 
  • Get outside more - by this I mean more than going outside with the dogs. I mean really experiencing nature, whether it is hiking or just sitting outside and reading, I need to just be near green space a bit more. 
  • Make time to be creative - Sometimes creativity goes on the back burner when you have to write research papers all the time but I hope to set out time to write a bit more, sing a bit more and maybe even craft if I get a good idea. 

There are many others but lets not burn ourselves out. Do you have any goals for the new year?


  1. These are wonderful goals!! I agree that it can be hard to make new friends outside of school and work and I'm currently experiencing the same thing! I made a resolution to be on my computer a little less, so every Saturday or Sunday I've taken the whole day off of my computer, and it feels great! Instead I've been reading or walking outside! Good luck with your goals!

    1. Sara, I've been thinking a lot about having "unplugged" time. I need to be a little more strict about it but I think it has to be so much healthier for you! Both physically and mentally. Good luck with the new goals! :D