Happy New Years and I hope your Christmas was fully of family and food! Sorry I have been MIA the past couple of weeks. Just a helpful tip that I am sure you were not aware of, the holidays are NOT a good time to move. We spent the better time of our holidays moving our things into a storage unit/ basement apartment. All I can say is that my husband wins the Husband of the Year award. Alas, we are settled in and all is back to normal (ish).
I always get excited about the new year. New beginnings, new goals, and a new planner! Im not one to write down my new years resolutions (nor stick to them), but this year since I have a blog, what better way to keep myself accountable than put my resolutions out there for the world to see?
1.Complete the January Whole30. Yep, this is my second go-around at whole30. I felt so amazing during the first round, it is a shame I didn’t keep it going all year round. I am already 3 days into Whole30 and every single meal we have cooked has been AMAZING. I am planning on cooking through The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. So far we have tried Melissa’s Chicken hash (pg. 228) and walnut-crusted pork tenderloin (pg. 252). I highly recommend them, so good.
2. Fold laundry right after I take it out of the dryer. Pretty straight forward there. I stink at doing laundry. At any given point you can find a pile or two of clothes in my bedroom. Are they clean? Are the dirty? I always end up washing things twice.
3. Be consistent in my writing. I did not enjoy english in high school or college. I hated writing papers so it is a wonder to me that I enjoy blogging. However, I am not consistent. My goal is to post at least 2 times a week, which isn’t a lot compared to other bloggers, but working nights…
4. Train & complete Ironman Cozumel in November 2017. I have done 2 half Ironmans before and have always wanted to complete a full ever since I have watched Brett and his family race in Ironmans. I love swimming and I do love to bike. Running is ok but I hate training. I sold my tri-bike last year so I will need to buy a new bike soon. Road bike vs. Tri-bike? Does anyone have any thoughts/ recommendations?
5. The final resolution, the mac-daddy of them all… just start. I recently read Emily Henderson’s blog post, MY FOUR CENTS ON STARTING A SUCCESSFUL CREATIVE CAREER, and it woke me up you guys. Too many times in my life have I have found myself dreaming of what could-be. I spend too much time perfecting things before truly starting them. In this instance I am talking about my dream to own my own design firm. I have no background (yet) in interior design so I am figuring it out as I go. I don’t have my own house (yet) to figure out my own style but who cares!? Those are just excuses rather than road blocks.
So, how am I starting? First, this blog will be mostly be a creative outlet for me. You will find DIY/home inspiration on this blog. Who knows, it may evolve, but thats where my heart is now. Mom and Dad, don’t fret, I still plan on using this blog as a way to update those who care about our newlywed life in Colorado.
Secondly, I am desperate for people who would be willing for me to create mood boards for them. Do you have a room you need help decorating? Do you need help re-designing a room? Then I am your girl. All I need are pictures of your space as -is and I will create a layout and moodboard based on some questions that I will ask you. All of this is totally free, of course. If interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading you guys! I look forward to the possibilities of 2017. Happy New Years!