That Time It Turned To 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014




It may be cliché to write New Year's resolutions, but I felt this year I truly need some direction in my life and what better way to help ensure that than to make a list?

I'm very particular about my resolutions and I took a long while before writing them down. My rules are as follows: there may only be a maximum of seven resolutions (anything over is just setting yourself up for failure), there may only be one resolution that is vague (it's not a list of resolutions if there isn't an unattainable one!) and they must be painfully honest.

So I sat up late with my best friend, whose beautiful calligraphy is featured on the title of my resolutions, and hashed out the ugly truth of what I need to work on in my life.

 Now introducing: My 2014 New Year's resolutions...

  • read more books; my to-read list is a mile long and I cannot remember the last time I finished a book - this needs to change
  • learn everything I can about another religion; I am so fascinated by other religions, but I must admit I've always been too comfortable with my own to dive headfirst into a different world of thought
  • blog at least once a week; I don't spend nearly enough time writing down my life and I like that I can hold myself accountable for this week after week
  • make time for old friends; I get so focused on the future and I forget where I came from, I'm hoping to work on making these relationships a bigger part of my life like I have in the past
  • start saving money; I have opened up a savings account, so now I just need to bite the bullet and start putting money away so I can be more financially independent
  • figure out what matters to me; yes, this is the vague one, but it is still so important that wherever I'm going and whatever I'm doing is for myself and not due to some expectation
  • let myself love; this may sound like the unattainable one, but I know I'm wholly capable of knocking down the barriers I've built to protect myself if I try

What are your New Year's resolutions? 

XOXO,
Em

P.S. I've linked up with some other great bloggers, if you like what you read here, check out their New Year's posts!

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10 comments:

  1. I love your goals. I think they are all wonderful! Especially learning about other religions. This past year I learned about Muslims and it was SUCH an eye opener for me. I think we can reach twice the amount of people if we knew where they were coming from with their beliefs. Good for you! Xo

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree with you! I'm hoping to delve in Buddhism myself, but I've always had an interest in Islam. Thank you for stopping by & cheers to 2014!

      XO,
      Em

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  2. Great list, Emily! I loved reading your goals for 2014 and I love that you set rules for yourself- so smart! I'm so happy you've joined Samantha and myself this week for our link-up! I've so enjoyed discovering new blogs and lovely bloggers such as yourself xo

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    1. Thank you! I loved joining you guys as my first link-up and I can't wait to keep reading all the new blogs I've found throughout the new year. Cheers to 2014!

      XO,
      Em

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  3. Em!
    I'm featured in your blog- what an honor! I am so proud to have been a part of this New Years Resolution thinking and the push you provide in making such goals. I cannot think of a better way that to start a new year with goals in mind that one may strive toward with the 365 days given in achieving those goals.
    Cheers to completing all of the above.
    (P.S. my list is under your bed)
    xoxo

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    1. I didn't know you had a blog my love! I am so excited to get started on these goals and to spend a majority of the time working toward them with you by my side!
      Cheers to a lovely 2014 together

      XO,
      Em

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  4. Thank you so much for joining us! Reading more books seems to be a common theme this year and I have to say, I'm all about it! I love your goals and resolutions - thanks for sharing and happy new year!

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    1. Thank you for hosting the link up! I think keeping up with all these new blogs I've found through you guys is going to cut into part of my reading time, but I'm definitely okay with that

      XO,
      Em

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  5. I think this is a great list you've started! Writing things out really helps to define things! Best wishes for an amazing 2014!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm hoping my resolution to stay ontop of blogging and watching all of you fellow bloggers progress will help keep me on track as well. Cheers to 2014!

      XO,
      Em

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