What 2018 resolutions?

Hey!!! I just worked out for 25 minutes on the elliptical then ran up to my bedroom to weigh myself and I didn’t lose a single damn pound (what the &@%*) Anyone else like me and want results immediately?! I’m really bad at waiting! The internet is running is really slow tonight (stupid Comcast ?? I’ve probably said that a billion times last year- – and I’m an 80’s child, I grew up with dial up, I should be thankful for high speed, lol). Then I’m in the McDonalds Drive thru at noon ordering a breakfast sandwich and hash brown because hello all day breakfast is awesome ??BUT wait, they tell me to pull ahead to parking spot one and WAIT because they need to finish frying the hash brown and egg for me??? Um hello, if I wanted to wait 10 minutes in spot #1 I’d go to my local restaurant and order off their sit down menu!!! Grrrr—- (it was probably only a 6 minute wait, but still)!!!! Read On????

Anyway, all my blogger friends are writing about their 2018 goals and resolutions and I’m over here trying to remember if I had even made goals for last year, and if I did, did I even accomplish them?!?!

So here’s why I am not making any resolutions this year ?? I can barely keep track of what my grocery list items are or what I had for dinner two nights ago (anyone else with me)?? So this year, I am having the new and improved mindset of just living day to day and trying my best to be more positive and patient (because darn it, I’m good enough). And speaking of being good enough, I definitely need to stop comparing myself to others so much, it can really affect my mindset and get me down!

Now don’t get me wrong, I most certainly do have goals I would like to accomplish:

-I’d love to lose about 20lbs (some of my jeans are a bit too constricting after the holidays

-I’d like to spend less money on things I don’t really need and save more for retirement (this is my hubby’s #1 goal for me)

-I’d like to grow my blog and Instagram engagement & following (are you following me yet, I’d love if you would) ❤️

-I’d love to actually sell the 500 items on Poshmark that are sitting bagged up in a corner waiting for me to take pics and post?? they may be vintage by the time I get around to posting ?

So you see, these are just a few of the many things I’d like to accomplish, but I’m not calling them resolutions! Instead I’m working on these things and many more every. single. dang. day!!!!

I’m working on reducing my stress level too. I let things bother me waaaaay too much!! I think I’m actually losing hair from the stress I’m causing myself (for real). Most of you know I was laid off back in August of last year, right around my birthday, happy birthday to me right!?!? I really had a very, very difficult time after getting laid off, so much so that I found myself really sad and very stressed. In the end however, it was a blessing in disguise. I have now found a better more enjoyable job. Everything seems to work out in the end right? So all in all, I’m working on becoming more positive since I can’t control everything, as much as I’ve tried!!

For my blog in 2018, my hope is that you follow me on my journey and if you already are, thank you!!! I plan to continue to focus on fashion and beauty and hopefully some fun and exciting travel posts as well. I’d love to incorporate my entire family each month too on a few posts involving fashion and travel (because we all know documenting family vacations is always a riot right)!!

—Wanna shop my looks, see below—

*in case you like my pink cozy sweater in the above pic, you can find it here. *find my similar black stretch high rise denim here and here. *looking for some beautiful patent boots like I’m wearing, shop similar here. I hope you stay tuned. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this post. Are you liking posts like this where I have some “real talk” or do you want me to stick to my normal fashion & beauty posts?? Please leave a comment below ??

Happy 2018 and thanks for reading!

xoxo, Nicole

32 thoughts on “What 2018 resolutions?

  1. Oh girl this post is wayyyy too relatable!! I feel the same way about resolutions! Everything I have to get done in a day shouldn’t get knocked for some goal I make every year and forget about!

  2. Congrats on your new job babe! That’s awesome. I haven’t made any resolutions either and don’t think I have in years. They seem pointless. But instead make goals and actually those goals are usually something I made the year before and I go into the new year with the ones that weren’t yet accomplished along with new ones. Thanks for sharing this fun post with us.


  3. I am also impatient and I also don’t like resolutions. But your goals are right up my alley! And I love that awesome Dreams sweater.

  4. I totally understand what it’s like to hop on the scale and have lost nothing! It sucks! I also like that you decided look at your new year as a way to reach goals rather than making resolutions. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I also always expect to see my results immediately and then get discouraged when I don’t, even thought I know it won’t work that way! These are such great goals to set for 2018. I am always trying to focus on more realistic and attainable goals for this year 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  6. Sorry to hear about your job, but I like the resolution of making each day count and better than the one before. I don’t like making big and unattainable goals either.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  7. That’s so amazing how much you have accomplished last year with your blogging journey and new job that you enjoy! I don’t really have a resolution but just have goals for this year and yes stress less is important for your overall being. All the best for 2018 with your blogging journey❤️

  8. I love how much you business has grown and your vision for yourself! Stressing less is always a goal of mine. I am so glad God had that amazing job waiting for you! Here is to a wonderful successful 2018 for you!

    1. Aww thank you Debbie! You have been such a wonderful inspiration to me as well!! Thank you for your continued support!!

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