“Youth has no age.”
“Youth has no age.”
Magazine editorials don’t usually inspire my New Year resolutions. But it was a combination of the fresh, lovely tone of these pictures and my viewing of “Super 8” yesterday (what a lovely and innocent love story) that led me to think of the goals I want to accomplish for this year. Most importantly, I want to aspire to be the best person I can be (by learning, changing and loving) while aiming towards a few resolutions for the new year.
1. Smile more and choose things that make me happy
Are you truly happy in every aspect of your life? I can’t say that I am, but I have been re-evaluating things that don’t make me happy and trying to change or cut them out of my life. I want to smile more in an open and honest way that truly reflects my contentment. Life is too short and I want to constantly surround myself with people, places, and objects that really make my heart sing.
2. Keep in touch with loved ones
We have gone through some massive moves and are far away from our family. I just found out that a good friend from college just had her second child (I didn’t even know she was pregnant!) Sometimes I am grumpy and think “Why don’t they make the effort to keep in touch with me?!” But is anyone really good about keeping in touch? I want to know about the life changes – big and small – in my friend’s and family’s lives so I will definitely Skype and e-mail as much as I can.
3. Travel More
The Mr. and I certainly love to travel. We plan on going to Rajasthan, Kerala, Mexico (wherever my friend’s wedding will take place), Shanghai, Milan, Hanoi, London, Paris, LA, possibly Japan, and of course NYC in the next year. It is pretty exhausting to think about. But one of our favorite pastimes has been to travel and experience the world. As much as I love to shop and talk about shopping, I end up spending more on travel. I am blessed with the ability to perform this favorite hobby and want to continue to do it.
4. Streamline my Wardrobe
I definitely have those “I have nothing to wear!” moments. But honestly, I have a lot of clothing and want to continue to add only apparel and accessories that make sense with my wardrobe as a whole. That means cutting out trendy items and investing towards quality, classic pieces. My ideal wardrobe list has helped immensely and while I still love to window shop, I try to only add pieces that I will truly love and stand the test of time (that means saving up for a Kelly with buddies Bessie and Kim).
What are your New Year Resolutions?
Have a lovely week!