New Year, New Me (For Real, Guys. I Swear.)

 New Year, New Look. We spent New Years in the apartment playing with an Anastasia Lip Palette my dear friend Nicole got me. We definitely did NOT get carried away. At all. 

New Year, New Look. We spent New Years in the apartment playing with an Anastasia Lip Palette my dear friend Nicole got me. We definitely did NOT get carried away. At all. 

Yeah, I know. "New Year Resolutions" and "New Year, New Me" bullshit is already cluttering your feeds way too much. 

But, hey. I have some ideas, too! So why not share them? Here are my Top 5 New Years Resolutions:

1) Monetize my Passion

My BHAG (that's "Big, Hairy Audacious Goal" for you non-corporate jargoneers) is to monetize my freelance writing and blog career at 50% the rate of what I'd need in order to transition to freelancing 100%. 

To do this, I am going to: Continue to write for Blasting News  or other such outlets, continue to invest in this blog, and increase my online following to at least 13k Twitter and Instagram followers each, in order to get closer to the elusive title of "social media influencer"  

2) Continue to Save Aggressively

We will be debt free by June 2018 if we keep up our good work. But I don't want to stop there. We are going to continue to save, save, save in order to get that sweet down payment money for an eventual House Of Our Own! Mmmm.... bagged lunches and crock pot meals.... r/Frugal and Dave Ramsey (I know, I know) are my current main forms of inspiration. 

3) Be Zero Waste

Is this 100% possible? No. But I want to become more MINDFUL of the waste I am producing and what I can do to counteract my harmful carbon emissions. r/ZeroWaste is an excellent resource I use for this. 

4) Get Organized

I am a tornado of ideas and projects. Right now I use my notes app on my phone to corral them all, but it's disorganized and overwhelming. I want to find a system that works better for me, possibly Bullet Journaling? 

 Blue lips don't lie. Ya girl is a hot mess (evidence of unmade bed behind me).

Blue lips don't lie. Ya girl is a hot mess (evidence of unmade bed behind me).

5) Keep Up the Self Care

I've been better at this than ever, but I can't stop now. In order to Live My Best Life I want to continue regular exercise in the form of [solidcore] and yoga, continue healthy and mindful eating, and continue to work through my emotions healthily rather than build them up/have a breakdown.

Maybe I will make this a series and elaborate on each one? What are your New Years resolutions?