Thursday, January 11, 2018

2017 Resolutions Recap

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my resolutions adventures for 2017. 2017 was truly a remarkable year where I became extremely passionate blogging. You can read all about what I did in 2017 here.

Volunteer // I feel like I knocked this goal out of the park. I spent so much of 2017 volunteering whether it was playing with special needs kids or planning service days or being a camp counselor. This year really showed me that I want to work in the non-profit world when I'm older. I want to be able to say how my job is benefiting the community I'm serving every day.

Find a physical activity I enjoy // I definitely didn't make exercise as much of a priority in my life as I should've. I did take PE for a semester where I easily saw what I didn't enjoy. I personally don't enjoy working with weights and weight room equipment as I got easily overwhelmed by them. I love working out with friends when I can chat with them while we workout. I've been going to the gym these past few weeks, and I'm beginning to find somewhat of a groove.

Make my voice heard // I definitely made my voice heard this year as I was very active in the blogging and journalism front. I also stood up for what I believed in numerous times.

Go tubing // I didn't succeed with my goal for this, but I went on plenty of other adventures.

Watch the sunrise // I already knew going into this year that I'm not an early bird, but this year proved it more than anything. I, unfortunately, didn't wake up early enough to see the sunrise. I'd like to make this more of a priority this year, especially when I'm traveling.

Watch the sunset // I got to watch the sunset several times this year. I'm always amazed by the beauty of nature whenever I get to see a stunning sunset. I'd love to go out and watch more sunsets this year.

Try new restaurants // I tried my fair share of restaurants this year, specifically, I tried more vegan restaurants. I've become obsessed with Herban Fix and Upbeet. I cannot wait to see new vegan restaurants popping up around town.

Read more // I definitely did not achieve this goal or come anywhere near close to achieving this goal. I absolutely love reading, so it hurts my heart to know I didn't meet this goal. I'd like to spend a few minutes before bed reading each night and keep a book in my bag to read whenever I have a few minutes to spare. I think publishing a post of books I'd like to read would be helpful motivation for me to read more.

Find/create a blog design I love // I found a blog design that I think is so cute! I'd love to learn some HTML so I can customize it a bit. I'm so lost on anything relating to coding, but I know it's a useful skill to have in this fast, changing world.

Blog every day for a month // I didn't achieve this goal, but I'm so proud of all that I achieved with the blog this past year. I hope I can publish articles every day for a month this year, but I've learned that I'd rather put out quality content rather than lots of content.

I'll be back tomorrow with my blogging goals for this year. In the meantime, be sure to check out my post that has all the information on my 2017 resolutions.

26 comments:

  1. I recommend going on long walks with your friends!

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    1. I'd love to go on hike with friends when it gets warmer out.

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  2. That's a lot of volunteering for the year- amazing!! :) What a great year!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I like to say that I get an adrenaline rush from volunteering.

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  3. I'd love to find some physical activity I enjoy. I recently started doing yoga, and so far that's been really fun!

    Renae | renaekarissa.com

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    1. I did yoga for awhile at a studio near me. I'd love to get back into it.

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  4. You've got quite a bit done. Blogging everyday is so tough!

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    1. Yes! I'd love to blog everyday, but currently it's too difficult for me.

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to see all that I do this year.

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  6. I'm taking a web development course this semester and I'm so excited to know more HTML/CSS so I feel you on that! I also did blogmas and I definitely think that quality over quantity is so real all day every day! It looks like you had a very successful 2017!

    xo, G
    theswirlblog.com

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    1. I'd love to learn more about coding. I'll have to see if my school offers courses on HTML/CSS next year.

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  7. i totally want to watch the sunset and sunrise too :) never thought about it but i totally gotta do that! good luck with your blogging goals <3

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  8. My husband and I went to the top of a mountain once (and only once) to watch the sunrise. It was a beautiful experience! I hope you're able to wake up early enough to enjoy it!

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    1. I'll have to do that when I visit my cousins in Asheville.

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  9. It's always good to reflect on your resolutions from the year before!

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  10. I love that you prioritized volunteering and it sounds like it paid off for you! Such a valuable way to spend energy and time.
    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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    1. Totally agree with you! Volunteering is truly the best!

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  11. Sunsets and sunrises are both incredible things to witness! I hope you get to see a sunrise this year!

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    1. They're both so beautiful. I should wake up to watch the sunrise this weekend.

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  12. Yay for more adventures in 2017! I hope you can go on even more this year. I didn't do so great with a few of my 2017 goals but I still feel like it was a good year for me!

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    1. 2018 has already been such a good year. I can't wait to see all the adventures I go on this year.

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