Last year I gave myself some resolutions, or "goals," as I called them. Let's see how I did.
1. Get my health in order.
I tried. I really tried. I saw many doctors, had many appointments, had much blood drawn, peed in cups, all that fun stuff. But nothing was resolved. And now I have a few more issues that are creeping up. Argh.
2. Create a capsule wardrobe.
Didn't happen. I wanted to wait until my weight fluctuations were manageable, which I thought would happen once I got my health issues figured out. But as you know from #1, that hasn't been resolved yet...
3. Do more yoga.
I did this! I also did Pilates quite regularly for awhile. Then my schedule got so busy that I had to drop it. But I still kept doing yoga. I want to do even more this year!
4. More local tourism.
I think I did this. Well, I don't know if it's "local" but we did a road trip and got to see several different states... does that count? (Summer Vacation Part 1 and Part 2)
5. Pay off some debt.
Accomplished. Still have a bit more to pay off, but I was happy to check off a few items from our list!
6. Make time for things that make me happy.
Done. I spent the summer finding beauty in different art forms, and it was very therapeutic! I spent some time in my art journal, and I allowed myself to rest. I bought a piano! It has been so wonderful to be able to play whenever I want!
What else did I get up to in 2016?
I had another career breakdown. Ugh. Not fun.
I wrote down some "life hacks" that I love.
I found beauty all around me.
I wrote down my favorite literary quotes, which turned out to be quite a popular post on my little blog!
I discovered a new way to remove makeup.
I got very philosophical after my New York trip.
I offered some free stock photos.
I made a video of making tea.
I finally got to visit Whole Foods again. Man, I miss that store!
I also got to stock up at Trader Joe's. Miss that store even more!
I redesigned and relaunched my other blog.
I discovered my new favorite product.
I shared an easy curly-hair updo.
I learned a little bit more about myself, from my husband!
And, finally, I reassessed my version of "culture shock" of living in The Deep South.