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My Plans, Goals, & Resolutions For 2018

My Plans, Goals, & Resolutions For 2018

First things first, I definitely typed “2017” in the blog title before I remembered, “Oh yeah it’s 2018” & I’m sure I’ll be doing that through July. Anywho Happy New Year’s Everyone!!!!! While it can be a bit depressing that another year has come & gone, it can also be really exciting to start a new year, fresh, motivated, & optimistic. I’ve come up with a list of plans / goals / resolutions for 2018 & I’d love to share them with you today…

GET HEALTHIER – PHYSICALLY:

Living with multiple autoimmune diseases means that there are things about my physical health that I cannot control. There are, however, many things that I can control that can lead to a physically healthier life & so I am making some changes! I am going to greatly increase the variety of fruits & veggies that I consume on a daily basis. I am going to greatly decrease the amount of fattening-sugary goodness & greasy fried deliciousness that I put into my body (ugh so sad). Working out will go back to being a daily activity of mine. I hope to be in the gym on a regular basis, but for the days that my anxiety prevents that, I will STILL do a workout at home!

GET HEALTHIER – MENTALLY:

I have spent thirteen of the past twenty-four months with what I call “level 10 anxiety” (aka the highest level of anxiety). I have to get better control over my anxiety this year & I am more willing than ever to try new things to help with it. Yoga? Fine. I’ll try it. Meditation? Reluctantly, but sure. Coloring? Sounds fun. Puzzles? Less fun, but okay. Essential oils? Now let’s not get crazy. Medication? No fucking way. Talking to a professional? Maybe. I am really considering it for the first time after years of close friends/family suggesting that I do so. A year from now I want to be able to say, “Anxiety did NOT control me this year”.

My Plans, Goals, & Resolutions For 2018

MAKE MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS DECISIONS:

There are a good number of eco-friendly changes that Lorenzo & I have made & done for years but there is always more that can be done. I intend for us to do so! Number one on my list? Stop buying plastic water bottles. That’s probably the worst thing that I do in the world, like literally. I have to stop! Another bad thing that’s totally not on purpose that we do is waste food. I hate to even think about the amount of produce we have thrown away over the years. We are going to do A LOT better at meal planning & prepping to drastically cut down on food waste. There are also many-a-phone-call to be made to go paperless with billing, appointment reminders & such.

START SELLING MY ART:

I’ve thought about selling my paintings for years but fear has always held me back. I’m scarred I won’t know what to charge for my pieces. I’m scarred no one will actually buy them. And I’m scarred to depart with them if/when someone does buy them. Well I’m going to get the fuck over it! I want to paint more. A LOT more. And I want to really get them listed online for purchase. I’m not trying to get rich off of my hobby by any means, but it would be amazing to have my pieces hanging in homes other than close family & friends.

MAKE [at least] ONE NEW RECIPE A WEEK:

I may sound like an over-achiever with this one, but I think it’s totally reasonable for me to make [at least] one new recipe a week. I make a lot more variety of recipes than anyone else I know & I love it. I have infinity thousand recipes bookmarked, tons of cookbooks, more cookbooks on my wishlist, etc. The only way I’ll ever get through even a jillionth of the recipes is to make a new recipe every single week. I’m stoked, yum. Let’s get it done. (<—- I rhymed.)

My Plans, Goals, & Resolutions For 2018

GO ON MORE DATES WITH MY HUBBERKINS:

A few months ago Lorenzo & I decided that we were going to make Tuesday our date night. Guess how many Tuesday dates we’ve gone on since we made that plan… ONE! That’s like 80% my fault & like 20% Tuesday being a totally inconvenient date night. So we’re going to change the day from Tuesday to Sunday. I’m excited to hold hands & do some shit.

REALLY LEARN SPANISH:

As soon as Zo & I got back from Puerto Vallarta this past June we were super into all things Spanish, including the language. We immediately started online Spanish lessons. We were kicking ass, learning so much so fast, we were headed to be bi-lingual in no time. Well then kitten fostering started to take up more & more of our time. Our Spanish lessons ended up taking the back burner & we never got back into it. Well we are back to it now chicas & chicos! We are going to really stick to it this time!

START WRITING A BOOK:

I have always wanted to write a book. I write tons of poems & short stories, but I’ve never really had a concept for an entire book. That was until a few months ago when a great idea popped into my brain. I now know exactly what I want to write about, down to the title & chapters of the book. I have no idea how long it will take me to write an entire book so I didn’t say “Write a book” but rather “START writing a book”. I’m starting today & we’ll see how long it takes…

My Plans, Goals, & Resolutions For 2018

MORE PET STIMULATION:

The vast majority of my time is spent with any number of our many fur-kid’os. We do play daily, but we cuddle a lot more than anything else. That’s cool. It’s important, it’s sweet, it’s love. I would, however like to stimulate their minds more! I have started doing research on different activities for my cats & dogs & I’m excited to see what they think. I would love to help give my cats more exercise. And I would love to take my dogs on more outings: a lot more park & trail days are ahead. We’re also getting a pool this summer so that will be a whole other fun element for us!

TRAVEL TO EUROPE:

2017 was the year I FINALLY made it out of the country. I hope this year will be the year I, or should I say “we” (Zo is obv coming with) make it to Europe. There are many countries in Europe that we would be super thrilled to travel to, but there is one that I REALLY have my heart set on … Portugal! It looks freaking amazing! There are many parts of Portugal I want to see & hopefully my Portugal dream can become a reality this year!

MAKE A BABY

Last & certainly not least, this year Lorenzo & I plan to make a baby – like a real human baby! If you know me in real life you probably think I’m joking. You would be right to think so since Lorenzo & I have made it very known for years & years that we never want to have human kids. Well guess what… shit changes! We had an epiphany a while ago & started seriously talking about it back in June. We are both all in & making a baby is definitely what we are looking forward to the most in 2018. We’re not going to start trying tomorrow, or next week. I know that I need to get healthier physically & mentally first. Being able to make a baby & to have a safe & healthy pregnancy is a huge motivator for me to get myself to a good place in body & mind. I can do it! I hope that by the time I’m typing out my plans, goals, & resolutions for 2019 that I’m super pregnant. Ew. Who am I!?

My Plans, Goals, & Resolutions For 2018

So here’s to health, travels, happiness & babies, haha. I hope we all have the best year thus far!

XOXO, Kara

20 Comments

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    Sophie

    January 5, 2018

    Happy New Year! I hope you achieve everything you would like to this year. I also really love your top.
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    Lydia

    January 5, 2018

    Happy new year, you have some amazing goals for this year, hope they all go well!

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    Benita James

    January 5, 2018

    Happy New Year Dear, I also want to get healthier, mentally and also physically.

    Bernie, xx
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    nyashanicole

    January 5, 2018

    I certainly want to get healthier physically. As the biological clock is ticking i really feel its time to be intentional about caring for my health.

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    outlanderly

    January 6, 2018

    First of all, Happy New Year! Wow you’ve really got a lot of goals! Health is also one of my goals, too. Gym? Not so much. I would rather work out at home. I will also need to steer clear of that, too!

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    Kim

    January 6, 2018

    Happy New Year! And HOW EXCITING! I honestly can’t wait to see you accomplish all these plans. Babies – human and kittens?! Bring it on! Can’t wait to see your art!

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    Layla Rosita

    January 6, 2018

    You have some really wonderful resolutions babe! I love, love, love, that you want to visit Portugal! I’ve been there over 20 times and it’s really my favorite summer destination, I hope you’ll visit very soon! Also,I hope you find the courage to sell your paintings, don’t be scarred they won’t sell. You’ll regret it if you never try!

    Wishing you an amazing 2018!

    Love, Layla Rosita | http://www.laylarosita.com

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    Courtney Hardy

    January 6, 2018

    These are awesome goals. I wish you luck on achieving all of these.
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    Kathrin

    January 8, 2018

    These are amazing goals! I truly hope that you achieve everything on your list and more! Good luck in 2018!

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    caroline

    January 8, 2018

    Great post dear, I love setting goals too 🙂

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    This top looks so cozy!
    Wish you a great year girl.

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    isidora

    January 8, 2018

    all the best in new year!
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    Susanne Bavinck - Bender

    January 8, 2018

    Beautiful goals babe! Happy New year! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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    The Style Contour

    January 8, 2018

    I wish you all the best and much success in meeting all of these goals, girlie! I can attest to essential oils working wonders in elevating moods or making you feel more relaxed. I like to diffuse them, as well as apply them in my palms and inhale. Haha, that sounds crazy, but it’s so calming. Anyway, how exciting that you and Lorenzo are planning to have a baby! I’m sure you’ll both make wonderful parents considering how loving you both seem to be with animals. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead, girl!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    Ruth

    January 9, 2018

    Wow girl you have some amazing goals! I think essential oils really help. I also think that finding a therapist can help greatly! I’ve had one at certain points in my life and it literally changed me as a person and my outlook on life. I cannot say how important it is!

    Here’s the the New Year!

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    Lauren

    January 10, 2018

    These are all such great goal! Happy 2018!

    Lauren,
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    Jen Cabildo

    January 10, 2018

    Amazing resolutions, you just gave me some ideas about improving myself, thanks for sharing! ♥

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    Kate (@katekoutures)

    January 10, 2018

    I too struggle with anxiety. It didn’t start to develop until 3 years ago. It seriously sucks!!! I just want it to disappear. Wishing us both success in 2018
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    Sabiha

    January 14, 2018

    Amazing goals and wish you the best. Writing a book is amazing x

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