This Is the New Year

Hey all,
Happy New Year! Sorry for the belated post, I had a beautiful post written while I was away for the holiday, but forgot about the auto-refresh function on my iPad… Bye-bye blog post!

Every year around this time, people resolve to do certain things over the next 365 days. I am one of these people, but rather than 365 days I tend to make it to around 36.5. This year, I want to do better. So to keep me going, I thought I would share my resolutions in an attempt to stick with it. Here we go!

– Love More – Relationship-wise, 2013 was not great for me. I wasted most of the year waiting for something that was not going to happen. Looking back, I think I’m glad it never did… I’m not convinced yet. But in 2014, I’m putting it all behind me. A fresh start, and a new outlook on life and love in the new year will do me some good.

– Eat Less, Exercise More – Well, I have officially joined the gym. I start on January 15th, and it’s time to stick with it. And this time, I’m doing it totally for me. There are only a handful of occasions that I don’t like how my body looks, however I often find myself unable to keep up with my friends (who walk freakishly fast) or find the clothes I really want in the right size. This year I would like to lose at least 60 pounds, by eating right and going to the gym every day if possible.

– Spend Less – I admit, I’m not great with money. I often buy things I don’t need, when I don’t really have the money. Don’t get me wrong, a shopping spree every once in a while is wonderful, but when you’re a student and only working part-time, things can get tight between paychecks. This year, I have made a separate savings account, where I will save enough for my trip to the UK, and then continue to pay off my student debt. By putting the money aside instead of directly into my chequing account, I’ll be less likely to spend it on silly things.

– Blog More – Yowza! When I started this blog back in April, I never thought I would enjoy it so much. I have had such a great time thinking of ideas for posts, and sharing my little thoughts and ponderings with the world. I made the decision in September to invest a little chunk of change on this space, for advertising and design, and I honestly think it’s the best decision I could have made. That being said, I kind of let the whole thing get away from me as it grew. This year I definitely hope to stay committed to this little project and keep it going. I have been so blessed this year by all of you followers who have joined the family, and I look forward to seeing where 2014 will take us!

So that’s it! Those are my main New Years’ resolutions. You may think it’s silly of me to share these things publicly, but I just think of it as a way to stay accountable! Please feel free to leave a comment below, telling us what your resolutions are for 2014!

Until next time,
Liv ❤

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