Thursday, August 7, 2014

Checking in on Resolutions

Well... it is a little past halfway through the year. But I also made my resolutions a little late, so that's ok.

My goal this year...

So, how am I doing? Pretty good I think! I am generally a pretty happy person, but I am feeling overall more active in my life and my decisions, and really enjoy the things I have begun putting more effort into.

As for the more specific goals...

1. Travel somewhere new.
 Check! Helsinki really takes the cake on this one. It was an amazing experience, and my first time traveling abroad by myself. Thank heavens the Fins speak English!

2. Bake more from scratch and begin building a recipe collection.
Ok - not so much with the baking... but when I have, it's mainly been from scratch. And I would say building a better recipe collection is well on its way. 

3. Study interior design.
This is one I think I'm doing well on. It is hard to "study" without taking classes, but I'm really immersing myself in different things, exploring sites, etc. In fact, I've decided to begin a new series here to share what I learn. I have really just begun to dip my toe, but I love spending my time expanding my knowledge. This definitely makes my soul happy.

4. Take a calligraphy class.
Well, can't win them all. Haven't even touched this one, but I do really need to - my handwriting is atrocious!

5. Begin learning Spanish.
We'll gloss over this one, as well. It is a lifelong goal, so I won't be too hard on myself for not moving a single inch closer to accomplishing it.

6. Read more.
Again - Check! I have loved reading more this past year. I was always a reader growing up, and somehow I really fell out of the habit during college. Picking it back up this year has brought me a lot of pleasure. 

Did you make any New Year's resolutions? How are they coming along? If you've blogged about them, include a link!


  1. I wish we lived closer; I'd so go to a calligraphy class with you! My NY's resolutions have been thrown out the window haha!

    1. Having a buddy to help you reach your goals is always better!

      And you've got 4 more months for those resolutions - it's never too late! (Although it really is too late for me to learn Spanish this year... that is just totally not going to happen.)

  2. Are you on goodreads!? I love that site to help me learn what my friends are reading and recommend. Graduate school this year has limited the amount of books I have been able to read for pleasure but I have a break coming up in Oct-Nov that I plan to totally immerse myself in some good books.
    Good luck with the rest of your resolutions -- I don't even want to reflect mine yet...haha

    1. What?! I have never even heard of goodreads! It sounds amazing.

      P.S. Can't wait to hear about your trip to Seattle. You know that city has a special place in my heart, too. :)


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