New Years Resolutions | 2018

Hello friends,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a week. I had four days off at Christmas so I put a lot of work into my blog and got quite a few post up for you guys. And then on the early morning of the 28th we were off to Banff for snowboarding and New Years! Hence my lack of posts at the very end of December and thus far into January. You will hear all about the trip in many upcoming posts!

Now I know I am a bit late because it is January 4th and all, but when it was New Years Day I did have my resolutions all in my head! So I thought I would share them with you guys and maybe it will inspire one of you if you haven’t made any yet!

I don’t typically set hundreds of resolutions like some people, but I set a few just so I have something to work towards. Also, this year I decided to set goals to help me achieve these larger resolutions. I usually get too overwhelmed with all these resolutions floating around in my head that by February I push them all aside. So this year I will be trying something new!


1st resolution: Eat more veggies! I will achieve this by at least having one serving of vegetables with lunch and dinner. Also by eating more salads. I never was a huge salad person, but recently we have found a few really good bag mixes of salads, so I will try o eat salad twice a week! Maybe order salad instead of fries when we go out to eat…but that might be pushing it πŸ˜‰

2nd resolution: Make more time for my blog! The last few months I was so overwhelmed with work and just adult things in life that I would set aside a couple hours on one day a week, usually Sundays, to bust out blog posts and edit pictures. Now, since I am not working so much I am going to schedule in blog hours throughout the week so it does not seem so daunting every Sunday! I really enjoy making posts however, when I have no time it is just another things that stresses me out. So this year that will change!

3rd resolution: Listen to the news more! Either by watching it or reading about what is going on in the world. I always made the excuse that I am too young and its so boring, but I am really going to make an effort to keep updated on current events.

4th resolution: Go on 1 or 2 good trips! My boyfriend and I are usually pretty good about planning trips and saving up for them so I think we will be able to crush this resolution! We set aside money every month into a separate “trip account”, which allows us to go on a trip and not have to worry about dipping into our other savings! It is a good technique that you should try out if you love to travel but need to stay on budget πŸ™‚


I feel like 2018 should be a good year, because parts of 2017 were a struggle and a hard grind to keep going, but in the end it worked out alright. This year, I think will be better. Maybe some new opportunities will arise, going on more adventures, finding a better apartment! Who knows! The possibilities are endless. I am trying to keep positive vibes because my real adult life has only just started. I am so young and have so much time to figure life out..even though I don’t even think most older adults have it all figured out! haha

Taking it one small goal at a time is my moto this year!

Let me know in the comments below if you guys have any resolutions or goals for 2018! Oh and also, my next post will be back to normal with loads of pictures from my Banff trip! We visited a couple other little places and I am so excited to share it with all of you! πŸ™‚

…Special picture credits go the father unit

Until next time,


23 thoughts on “New Years Resolutions | 2018

  1. Love it! I admire you for posting such personal thoughts. I got a good laugh out of “eat more vegetables”. And I was inspired by your travel ideas and your budgeting methods.

    Also I am glad you are planning more time for your blog. That means more great posts from you! Yeah!

    The resolution about watching more news is great, Phoenix. When I was in high school, my Dad suggested that I read a newspaper everyday. Well, that was Great Advice! Of course today we can read papers on line if one likes. But being informed is our duty as a citizen. You only have to look south of your border to see what can happen when a country’s citizens fail to keep themselves informed. I have found in general that at least here in the US, TV news is probably the weakest source for good real information. I am still a paper reader.

    Thanks again for all of your hard work on your blog. I really love the friendships I am finding on WordPress. So many of you inspire me. We have a wonderful community.

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    1. Thanks for the great comment. I agree about the news on tv not being the real deal! Paper is the way to go haha

      I am very excited to post consistently and bring better content each time. Ever since I was little I was always a literal writer and spoke what was on my mind. Nothing has changed! πŸ™‚

      I agree, we have a great community here. Hope to see you back next post!


    2. Love your resolutions!!! πŸ™‚ Well done for keeping on track.. for most πŸ™‚ I wanted to do a ‘Dry January’ which I have currently stuck to (day 25 today!), spending more time on my blogs (aiming for three per week) which I’ve done (except one week that was two), and read more… which is the one that has let me down as it’s so easy to pop on and scroll through my phone rather than read my book… Here’s to hoping that improves in Feb!! πŸ™‚

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      1. I have done a dry January too! haha I agree that scrolling is much easier then reading. I am happy to hear your resolutions are going well so far and hopefully continue to do good into feb πŸ™‚

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  2. I love having a separate travel account! I even have it so money automatically moves from my checking to my travel account every time I get paid. Works out great!

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  3. Happy New Year!! I hope you had a great time in Banff! These are great resolutions!

    For me, New Year’s resolutions nearly always lead to disappointment… mostly because of my laziness. haha I wrote a post about how I plan to approach 2018, but it’s all about happiness. Instead of setting specific resolutions for myself to try to live up to, I’m just going to be happy this year. I know that 2018 won’t go perfectly, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Life isn’t perfect. How you deal with each situation will determine the results. I learned to love myself and to take responsibility for my own happiness in 2017, and I plan to fully apply those things to my life this year. This past week has been the kind of week where everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong for me… some things have happened repeatedly. But, I choose to smile and look forward. The year has only begun. I have a lot of exciting things to look forward to this year, so it will get better.

    I hope 2018 is off to a great start for you!! πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s such a positive outlook on the year I love it! I’m sorry to hear that your first week of 2018 hasn’t been the best, but I know it will get better as the year goes on!

      Best wishes πŸ™‚

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