At the beginning of 2013 I listed out my new years resolutions as a way to publicly and personally keep record of my goals. None of my resolutions are grandiose but they all require work/effort/thought on my part which gives me accountability for success. Spring has sprung and the first quarter of the year is nearing its end, so, I thought I would share a quick update on my resolutions thus far.
1. Financial stability – just like the majority of people, I too have debt (shock, I know!). Well, I am happy to report that I recently paid off my credit card which previously held a small balance. It was such a proud moment of many to come for my financial freedom. I know there is no special fairy who is going to pop by and take care of my home loan or student loan but knowing that my hard work, saving and actions are all moving me forward is good enough for now.
(a recent instagram of my rocco)
2. Learn how to use my camera – from my mini photo shoot with rocco, to documenting how I made an ina garten recipe and my most recent trip to palm springs, I have definitely tried to understand the functions and features of my camera. I would like to mess with the focus more to play with forefront and foreground but like they say ‘practice makes perfect’.
(my new kicks)
3. Physical fitness – I love yoga, I can get into a serious groove on the row machine and have fun lifting weights with Ryan. However, I struggle with doing any of these on a regular basis. A month before our recent vacation, I hit the gym pretty hard (the fear of getting into a swimsuit was my main motivation). I felt great and saw some results too. I need to keep the momentum going because I feel like I am already falling off the wagon. Hopefully my recent groupon purchase for a month of unlimited yoga and new running shoes will help my cause.
How are you doing with your resolutions? I would love to hear your personal goals and any updates you have.