Living Life Like its Golden
As 2017 is well on its way, many people are creating New Year resolutions and screaming the slogan “New Year, New Me!” but I’m taking a different approach this year. This year I’m not creating long term resolutions because majority of the time they don’t fall through. I’m taking different approaches with several different aspects of my life. This year I want to tackle my life financially, physically, professionally, and mentally.
Of course every year people want to change things about themselves and I’m no different but as I’ve grown older I’ve learned more about myself. I’ve noticed I am not good with long term goals. It’s very easy for me to fall off track and then say forget it, I’ll just try again next year. This year I’m going to create smaller more attainable goals for me to reach. The purpose is for me to chuck goals in smaller pieces to make them more attainable. The theory is that I will have greater success.
Financially – This year with my finances I want to take a weekly approach. My goals is to save money and to watch what I spend. But let’s be real, I love to shop so I know I can’t completely go cold turkey with my spending money on clothes and shoes. But I plan on limiting myself with the shopping and eating takeout or fast food.
Physically – I want to live a healthier me. I want to get in the gym and become more physically fit. I also want to cook healthier meals for my family and me.
Professionally – It’s time to boss up. So this year I will be furthering my education and getting my administration license. I know I’m not ready to leave the classroom but now is the perfect opportunity to get this certification completed.
Mentally – Who doesn’t want to be happy? This year I’m learning how to say no and leave situations where I feel as if I’m not valued. I’m still growing and learning more about myself. I want to learn to better communicate my feelings to give me a better peace of mind.
These are just a few general things that I want to accomplish this year. I didn’t want to rattle off this long list of how I plan on getting these things done but I wanted to share an overall idea of what I had plan.
Carrying on to what this real blog is about…
I originally wanted to get all cute and go out for New Year’s Eve but when my all my friends couldn’t or didn’t want to go out I changed my mind. I wanted it to be all of us or nothing. So, New Year’s Eve simply consisted of hanging out at my friend’s house, conversing, and sipping until we had enough.
Even though, I didn’t party on New Year’s Eve, December 30 consisted of a little turn up. Since, everyone was on vacation for because of the holidays a few of my friends and I decided to go to local bar. The place was lit. Everyone from every area was in the building enjoying the atmosphere. Since, it was just a bar I wanted to be comfortable so I decided to wear gym shoes. I chose my velvet Retro Jordan 11s. These shoes were probably one of the hottest releases of the year and they were only released in grade school sizes, making them even more exclusive. I originally thought I would sit on the shoes until I found something to wear with them. One day while I was on break from my second job in the mall, I drifted into Forever 21 and saw a gold bomber jacket. I knew immediately that my shoes would go perfect with the jacket. I paired the jacket with a burgundy bodysuit and a pair of high-waist one leg distressed acid wash jeans. I added a gold choker and my over-sized crystal and pearl stud earrings to complete the look.
I ended the night with some wings. The night was a blast. I’m not sure when the next time we all are going to get together but I’m sure the plans will be on the way soon.