Not a Typical New Year’s Resolution – Taupe Sweater with a Dash of Dreams

Christmas is over. I hope you had a holiday full of cheery music, delicious treats, and warm hugs from all your loved ones. I know I missed mine this holiday as my husband and I decided to stay put with our fur children.

Now it is time to move on to the next festivities! I don’t typically participate in New Year’s resolutions anymore – not in a traditional sense anyway. Instead of writing down a list of all the things I want to turn around in life (basically a list of failures), I like just think about what I would like to feel in the upcoming year. It is a way of throwing positive vibes without setting myself up to fail and feeling miserable that I failed at something specific every end of the year.

All photos are by Sarah Mackenzie Photo.



For example, last New Year’s I wanted to feel fulfilled. I lacked this in my job at the time as it took all creativity out of me. Thus my motivation and passion for writing, photography, and anything else that involved the left side of my brain dwindled.

I decided to get my hand in writing blogs on a subject that I could continuously keep up discussion. I wanted to take my feelings of inspiration and keep that thriving through the year. I also wanted to protect whatever discovery I found so that I could have a sense of pride and enjoyment.


Days turned into months, and this blog that I had started in December of 2016 came to the forefront of my heart. I had started this hobby but wasn’t sure if it was something I could keep up with and would like to keep up with. But as time rolled on, my desires to get involved with blogging grew. Though I did not post as often, I was researching and trying to find ways to push my blog to the next level. It has been a slow process and will continue to be as long as I am working an 8-5 job.


This 2018, I want to feel invincible. My last job squashed all my confidence, so once I quit, I had to find ways to rebuild who I once was. Now I feel like I have a better sense of who I am and am capable of and want to try to smash my boundaries this year. I want to push myself harder than ever before. It may involve more setbacks or mistakes, but I am ready to try! I am already pushing myself to network and work with people outside my home, and it has been a treat!


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What about you? How do you want to feel in 2018? Are you the traditional New Year’s resolution list maker or are you more like me?


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