I hope everyone had a nice holiday! I am having a slow start to 2017, I think the holiday’s just completely wore me out. It was so nice getting to spend my new years with friends and family by my side. I enjoyed the nice break from reality. Now I am just trying to get back into the swing of things.
On New Years Eve, my friend Rosie from Blonde Rosie came up to spend the night with me and my family. We had such a blast doing a photo shoot outside before midnight!
I wore a wool skirt from a few seasons ago, from J.Crew. It’s unavailable at this point so I will link a similar one down below. It was surprisingly not that cold so I was able to get away with not wearing stockings. Weird fact about me: stockings give me the chills, I love them, they’re adorable, but they genuinely are like nails on a chalkboard for me. I’ll still wear them obviously, but like chills, palms sweaty, the whole deal. I was so glad it was warm enough that I didn’t have to wear them. Anyway, I paired riding boots with my skirt and layered up with a blue button-down from J.Crew and a Simple black sweater that I got from Target! I couldn’t believe that on December 31st, living just outside of New York City, I was wearing a skirt, but I was not complaining!
I have been thinking a lot about some goals to set for myself for the upcoming year. However, I don’t want to be one of those people who goes above and beyond setting goals just to not follow through with them come February. I think its important to constantly make little changes to your lifestyle and overtime fix the things you may not like about yourself/other people may not like about you. Life is constantly changing therefore, you should change along with it. This year I came up with some great goals for myself that I am sure I will be able to accomplish!
- Grow my blog. Prepster Ange has become by child. I absolutely love what I do and I am beginning to really see the potential this blog could have if I continue to work at it and improve. This year I will begin to dedicate more time growing this blog which in turn, will help me continue to grow and find who I am.
- Work out. This is something that I have not been able to stick to in the past and I think its because I jumped straight into trying to work out once a day or multiple times a week, and as a result, it was easy to give up on this goal. This year I will take the same goal but just approach it differently. I would like to dedicate time to working out once a week. I don’t really know what I am doing yet so this gives me some time to feel everything out and learn. Eventually working my way up to twice a week once I feel more comfortable. Something I do love is yoga, It keeps me sane but I don’t do it as much. Its not like I don’t have means to do yoga either, I have yoga all around me at school and classes at my gym, its time to utilize that in 2017!
- Take one adventure per month. I get so wrapped up in my obligations that I hardly go out and do fun things. Most of my Friday and Saturday nights are spent at home with Nick. (We don’t hate it, we actually prefer it.) Most of the time we are both exhausted and just end up sleeping. But this year, that’s going to change. Even if the adventure is as little as going to the bar with some friends one night, still gets me (and him) out of the house. Taking a weekend or day trip, or going to do a fun activity once a month keeps me from falling into that pattern of not doing much. I want at least one thing each month that I can look back at and remember.
I would love to hear some of your goals for the new year! You can comment down below or always email me! Let me know if theres something you’d like to see here on the blog in 2017!!