Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s already day five of 2018…
I celebrated New Year’s Eve (and the first few days of the year) in New York City with my husband and daughters. We surprised them with this trip on Christmas morning…can I just say surprises are hard to pull off when your kids are older. I’ll share the highlights of our trip in a blog post next week.
That’s us on New Year’s Eve in front of Rockefeller Center. A huge shout out to the NYPD for all they do to keep the city safe, as well as their selfie skills!
As most people do around the beginning of the year, I reflect on the previous year and set goals (some call them resolutions) for the upcoming year. With extra time sitting in airports, ubers, and subways, I had more time to think…
So here are the ways I am going to improve my life in 2018!
- I am going to learn the art of hand lettering. Thanks to my brother and sister-in-law for this Christmas GIFT, I am already beginning to try. I’m excited to incorporate hand lettering into my party styling and craft projects! So stay tuned to see what I do once I learn the basics…
- I am going to spend more time reading and less time on social media. I used to spend at least a half hour every night before I went to bed reading…that was before smart phones, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. I’m looking forward to “getting lost in a book.” First up…I’m finishing “Big Little Lies,” which I started reading last summer during our flight to Paris (now that’s embarrassing that it’s taking me this long to finish it).
- Of course, there isn’t a year that goes by without adding this to my list of goals…living a healthy lifestyle. I definitely lost sight of this during the holidays, soooo…I’m starting the WHOLE 30 program on Monday. I like the thought of detoxifying and reseting my relationship with food. If you’ve tried this and have any tips or recipes, send them my way. I might even share our (Phillip is doing it, too) progress along the way. I also need to find my way back to Orange Theory…I “lost” my way there and my instructor keeps calling to get me back in a class.
So that’s it…three “resolutions” for a better 2018!
Hoping your new year is off to a good start!