New Years Resolution(s) Check-In

I think 2017 has been off to a fairly good start! With one month down, I wanted to revisit my New Years-Resolutions and do a quick check in.

So…I was pretty ambitious this year with my resolutions. I have listed all eleven of them below:

  1. Authenticity
    • I wrote an entire post on this resolution last month. Without divulging too much here, I’ll simply state that I still have a lot of room for improvement. That said, living a values consistent life is always a work in progress, wherein we should be constantly reevaluating and revising what we are giving priority to in our lives.
  2. Drink my coffee black 2/3 of the time
    • I’m not sure how I should actually be measuring this haha. My bank statements and I do feel really good about the decrease in my latte purchases this month though!
  3. Publish at least two academic articles in 2017
    • Half way there! I just completed a revise and resubmit for the Journal of Psychology and Sexuality. Crossing my fingers for a quick turn around ❤ wish me luck ❤
  4. Teach more classes
    • I am currently teaching a night class. However, I still need to get moving on applications for additional teaching positions next semester… Especially if I plan on sticking to this resolution for the rest of the year 🙂
  5. Start yoga teacher training
    • I just signed up and scheduled my Buti Yoga Certification for 1.5 weeks from now! I am so nervous, but also very excited to learn more about this amazing practice.
  6. Drink more water
    • This is one of my resolutions every. single. year. I feel like I never drink enough water. That said, I know I can do better on this one. Luck for me, February is a new month and a fresh start 🙂
  7. Focus on self-care & stay single, until at-least after May
    • Hmm…All I will say is that I’m feeling really good about this one!
  8. Finish (at-least) 1 new book per month
    • This was an epic fail in January. I started 3 books and didn’t finish any of them…but at-least I started something right? I’m going to try and get through two of these in February to catch myself up for the year!
  9. Clean my floors every Saturday
    • I’ve actually managed to do this every Saturday so far the past month! It is one of my favorite parts of the week now.
  10. Explore my spirituality and be more involved/active in Church.
    • Check!
  11. Start this blog!!!
    • And… Double Check! ❤

That’s all I have for now. I hope you all are having a great start to your year as well!! I may do another check in with you all in the next few months…but I’ll likely still keep up the monthly check-ins with my friends. I don’t know about you all, but I hardly ever stick to my resolutions. I am determined to follow through with each of these this year though!

I totally recommend doing a monthly or quarterly check in within your circle of friends. I feel like it’s been motivating me so far. Plus, I think it is such a great way for all of us to inspire and hold each other accountable ❤

Until next time,



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