I WROTE 31 RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017 AND HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

Good morning, afternoon, or evening! 

First things first, I'm back! I took a couple months (9 to be exact) off from continuing my blog as I was feeling a bit of writer's block. In a world that is constantly throwing fashion, travel, and advice articles in your face, every day...it started feeling like I couldn't stand out. It's also hard to compete with someone that can afford a Chanel Bag, while I'm struggling to pay rent.

Then I set myself a challenge in January. Starting on January 1st, and (almost) every day following, I posted a resolution of what I wanted to accomplish in 2017. Definitely a harder challenge then I thought, as I work full time and some days I don't have the time to think of a post. Sooo the power of scheduling ahead definitely was used. BUT if you were truly following along you may have noticed I scheduled a Resolution 26 twice, yes twice...and to be even more honest, I didn't even notice until writing this article. Instead of beating myself up, I laughed it off and had a glass of wine while deleting the post. ;)

As I celebrated my birthday a little over a month ago I woke up that Thursday, after my birthday, morning hitting myself (not literally of course) as to why another year had passed and yet my blog, something I really want to work on, isn't further along than I had hoped. So today is the day that I have published my first article in 9 months, and will continue to publish on a more consistent basis in the hopes that my ideas are heard and I can inspire others to take charge of their lives. 

Okay, back to my January resolutions challenge. Essentially the challenge was for me to post a resolution each day so I would actually follow them and hopefully inspire others to follow their own resolutions they set for 2017. During the challenge and even after the challenge I received multiple positive messages from friends and family. I couldn't believe that 1) People were actually following my challenge and 2) that my challenge was actually inspiring people to follow their own resolutions. The messages I received inspired me to further want to pursue blogging and get my ideas on pen and paper (and then transferred to my website).

What are your resolutions for 2017? Need some inspiration? Check out my resolution challenge below and what I posted each day. Comments are always appreciated so don't hesitate to leave a message below.

Article Inspiration: “Stop focusing on dumb shit. Don’t be afraid to break things. Don’t be romantic. Don’t take the time to breathe. Don’t aim for perfect. And whatever you do, keep moving. Reread this a few times . . .” - Gary Vaynerchuk, #AskGaryVee

Each day in January I'll be posting a new resolution in the hopes that I'll actually stick to them this time. 😝  So in honor of January 1, 2017 my first resolution is: Get up and make it happen.

Resolution 5: Make date night consistent

Resolution 11: Surprise yourself with flowers, because you're worth it.

Resolution 15: Reflect about how far you've come and who you have become along the journey.

Resolution 19: "Listen to a person when they look at you, not just when they're talking to you"-Rachel Wolchin

Resolution 21: Find the beauty in something broken.

Resolution 27: Always continue to educate yourself, even if it's to learn about your local library.

Resolution 30: Explore a new museum especially one that has to do with food. 

Resolution 2: Explore more of what Brooklyn has to offer.

Resolution 6: Be thankful for the places you've explored.

Resolution 9: Create a space that you can call your own.

Resolution 13: Find the beauty in every adventure.

Resolution 17: Visit tourist sites to remind you why you'll never leave. 

Resolution 22: Accept the unexpected.

Resolution 25: Be grateful you have two days off a week.

Resolution 29: Trust your gut no matter what others may tell you. 

Resolution 3: Explore a place you've never been before.

Resolution 7: Let go others expectations and jsut be yourself.

Resolution 12: Invest in a hobby that will push you to learn more about yourself.

Resolution 16: Create your own style that will make you smile inside and out. 

Resolution 20: Stand up for what you believe in.

Resolution 24: Take the long way home.

Resolution 28: Keep climbing until you've proved to yourself that you've made it.

Resolution 4: Pay it forward.

Resolution 8: Stop being your own barrier, and start doing what you love.

Resolution 10: Live in the moment prepare for the future.

Resolution 14: Create a stress free zone.

Resolution 18: Enjoy the moments that make it worth it. 

Resolution 23: Surround yourself with friends that always make you smile.

Resolution 26: Find the road worth taking.

Resolution 31: Value every moment spent with the people you love.