2015 The Year of Awesome

Why hello there! It’s been awhile since I’ve written. Hope you had a fantastic holiday celebration!

I had two weeks off of work (which was fabulous!) and today was my first day back. Although I love lounging around and having the time to work on other things I love (blogging, lunching, cooking, reading, going to yoga, etc.) it felt good to be back in a routine.

The fiance and I recovered from the stomach flu (check out my easy chicken noodle soup here!) just in time to host our New Years Eve party. It’s was a blast seeing our friends (and some family!) together, enjoying good food and cocktails and ringing in the new year.

I love New Year’s. I’m a sucker for the excitement of counting down, for the cliche of fresh starts and new beginnings.

Before we go any further, let’s take a look back at 2014…

Lows of 2014:

Losing my father to his battle with liver cancer

And on a much smaller note, losing the first playoff game with my high school soccer team

Highs of 2014:

Turning my team around (yay to winning seasons!) and beating a team we hadn’t beat in a long time

Buying a house with my amazing fiance

There are many other highs and lows that came about this past year, but those were my most substantial. Overall it was a good year. However, I’m looking to 2015 to be an even better one.

I just got done reading an article about writing down everything you want to happen in the next year (no matter how absurd it sounds!). Being I don’t have a journal (yet!), I’m going to write them down here. So, here goes:

2015 The Year of Awesome

1) Triple my income (a girl can dream, riiiight?)

2) Bring my high school soccer team to state

3) Marry the man of my dreams (which is set to happen June 13th!) :)

4) Travel to Seattle and Portland

5) Start my own business

6) Start a family

Whew! That’s a lot of big things! I’ll keep you posted on how far I get. :)

Although I typically don’t make resolutions (or goals for that matter!) this year I’m trying something different. I’m attempting to tweak my lifestyle in small ways that will hopefully yield big (positive) results.

These my friends, are my New Years “Resolutions”:

1) Be done with technology by 10:00 p.m.

There have been way too many nights this past year that I have spent up too late on technology. No more nonsense. This will also hopefully give me more time for reading.

2) Get up by 6:30 a.m. to take 5-10 minutes to meditate, visualize, or do yoga. 

Instead of jumping out of bed and rushing through my morning, I’m looking forward to a more relaxing and positive morning routine for myself. This morning I tried it out. Lit a candle, sat on the floor with a nice throw, and visualized my day and year. It put me in an instant good mood and I felt great all day!

3) Buy a journal and use it.

I used to journal a ton when I was younger but haven’t done so in a very long time. I’m looking forward to getting back to the carefree nature of writing down what’s on my heart.

4) Eat breakfast BEFORE I get to work. 

This goes along with #2. Teaching first thing in the morning makes it difficult to eat breakfast at work, so I need to make this a priority so that I don’t feel like I’m always rushing.

5) Schedule two HIIT workouts a week. 

This one I usually already do, but scheduling them in will make it easier for me to stick to them.

6) Stop saying “yes” when I really mean “no”.

My good friend Lindsay told me to figure out 3 life values/goals and if what someone wants me to do doesn’t fall into one of them, then I need to say no. And I do need to say no more often. My time is valuable and wasting it on people or things I don’t love isn’t worth it.

So, that’s it! I’m sure this list will evolve over the course of the year, but those are the ones I’d like to start out with.

What are your New Years “Resolutions”?

Until next time,


2015 The Year of Awesome







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