Friday, January 2, 2015

Hello 2015

I was not at all sad to see 2014 go and 2015 come on in. I got off work last night at 10:30 and made it home just in time to watch the ball drop in Times Square, something I hope I never get too old to enjoy. I rang in the new year in pajamas with wet hair and a champagne toast with my brother. It was very low key but exactly how I wanted to spend the night. The other day I mentioned my dislike for 2014, but I have big hopes for 2015. Life all comes down to what you make of it, and I'm determined to make 2015 a great year.

As I was thinking about how I was going to really make that needed change for this year I kept coming back to a few simple things. I think it's great to have specific resolutions but one thing I've learned in the past few years is how much I can change within the course of a year. Something I think is really important in January suddenly becomes totally insignificant by June. For this reason having specific detailed resolutions misses the point of having a great year. So my resolution for 2015 is very simple "Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be Hillary." I have a few ideas of how I think I want to live that this year like I'd like to take an actual vacation and go somewhere new and I'd like to lose and keep off 15 pounds. But if along the way I realize these aren't really how I want to achieve my resolution than no big deal. I'd also like to add $5000 to my savings account which will go a long way to helping me meet my big savings goal for my 25th birthday next year. I'm all about flexibility this year, it's not about how I get there, just about getting to the final destination.

Instead of a single word for 2015 I'm using a phrase: remember your worth. I think remembering this will single handedly make a major difference from last year. I'm very much a people pleaser, I always have been and I probably always will be. While it's great to be that person that others know they can count on always it comes with the price of constantly putting myself 2nd. This is something I have got to stop doing. I'm not talking turn into a self-centered diva, but rather remembering to take myself into consideration too. I'm applying this to my personal, blog, and professional life. I am a person of tremendous value and I need to start living like it. No more doing things I don't really want to do just because someone else asks it of me. I'm going to "lean in" to life if you will, when I think I deserve more I'm asking for it. When I sponsor another blog and that author doesn't hold up their end I'm asking for what I paid for. When a friend stops acting like a friend unless there's something in it for them, I'm calling them on their BS. I will not just sit around in a job where I'm miserable and be strung along with promises of a promotion. I will remember and ask for my worth this year.

PS: sorry for the lack of photos in posts recently, if you want a photo heavy post go check out this one

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