2017 “Resolutions”

January 4, 2017

Wow, what a year it’s been! — So wonderful, that I even feel guilty of feeling this way b/c all the pain and suffering that took place in the world during this past year. But it’s important to stay positive, count your blessings and nurture your successes. 

2016 has personally been an amazing accomplishment for me, I’ve been just head over heels on how things have gone for me. First off,I was able to launch my blog in September which has been nothing but incredible all thanks to you guys, xx. Baby boy and I got our own place in May and it’s been one of the best decisions we made. I got a career level job at UCSB in January. I got asked to be a bride’s maid for one of my best friend’s wedding. I got to do a lot of traveling. Highlights include traveling to Seattle, Washington with my boy friend Lupo and being able to attend Sasquatch Music Festival, flying to Chicago with my best friend to go to Lollapalooza and see some of my favorite bands and going on a cruise to Mexico with my family.

But if you’ve all kept up, then I’m sure you know this by now. This year also allowed me to a lot of reflecting and there are a few goals (goals are more realistic than resolutions in my opinion) that I am planning on accomplishing in 2017 and I thought if I wrote them down and shared them with someone, I would be more inclined to do them.


This one is a big one for me. I like to buy clothes/shoes and A LOT of it but in 2017 I plan on taking it down a notch, or 3. I have to get rid of some clothes before buying more.

Goal #2: Healthier lifestyle (eat more salads)

I’m sure this is a common resolution for many Americans. Don’t get me wrong, I’m usually really good about working out, having a juice cleanse every now and then but with having a few drinks every weekend and indulging in desserts  (hot cheetos) every time I have a sweet tooth (craving), it does not balance out very well.

Goal #3: Making the most of my time

This means no more rolling out of bed at 7:30 to make it to bed at 8am but waking up at 6 …okay 6:30 and have a chance to actually make myself pretty and breakfast before heading to work. Who knows? Maybe I may squeeze a morning workout in there too.

Goal #4: Staying off my phone

I enjoy taking pictures and sharing those special moments with my followers. However, being constantly caught up on my phone makes it difficult to work on my relationships and engaged with my loved ones.

Goal #5: Remember to breathe

This one might go hand in hand with the previous 2. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for the little things but my life often seems very fast paced that I don’t take time to stop and take in the moment to admire the beauty that surrounds me.

Goal #6: Choose your battles

I tend to be very stubborn, I know, hard to believe. Haha. It must be the Taurus in me. I like a good argument, especially when I know I’m right. But this year, I plan to practice patience and accept that’s it’s okay to let things go sometimes. Whether it’s a dispute at work, amongst family, between me and my significant other or a friend. Being right isn’t always the only way to gain respect.

Goal #7: Blog Blog Blog Blog

With the holidays, I have slacked off a little with keeping up on my blog posts and for that I am very sorry. I plan to make a routine and schedule of blog posts and promise to change it up with some a variety of food/drink, travel and fashion posts. It’s tough when I want to come home after a long day of work and just watch my favorite show (Vanderpump Rules or the Bachelor), eat some din din with my bubby and call it a day. But I love what I do and I love you guys for being so supportive so I just need to remember and do my best to stay on top of it.

Ultimately, I hope that this year, I can work with more brands, continue traveling and cherish every special moments with my loved ones. I’m so excited for this year and I wish you guys the happiest year!

So Cheers to 2017 topping this past year!!

I’d love to hear some of your resolutions! Lmk xx


  • Love the Puravida bracelet, I wish you only best in this new year!


  • Some of my goals are very similar or the same and I have a few extra of my own. The major one is to make sure I call my friends often as we all live in different states and countries and I often get too busy to catch up with everyone on regular busy. It always makes me feel bad.
    Also, blog, blog, blog as well!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!


  • I definitely agree with you on staying off your phone! I spend way too much time on social media and I hate it so I plan on doing some of that too! Great post babe!

  • Love your resolutions! I think I might just steal a couple of them — like waking up a little earlier (maybe not 6am, but you know….) and blogging more. My main resolution every year is to live in the moment and really take it in. I find it so easy to go from one thing to the next without truly soaking in what I’m experiencing — I think it might be quite similar to your resolution of remembering to breathe. Staying off the phone is definitely important for that!

    I’m so happy for all your successes in 2016 and don’t feel and bad for having a good year — that’s incredible that you did! I had a pretty dang good one too 🙂
    I wish you even more success in 2017 and can’t wait to see you and your blog grow!

    All the best,
    xoxo Alison

  • Yes to getting off the phone so much… i SO STUGGLE WITH THAT. But hey, new year new us !!! Love it girl!!!

  • I love the goals you have planned out here! Can’t wait to see everything you have in store.

  • Wow our resolutions are really similar for this year! Best of luck to you babe, we’ve got this! :p

    Also LOVE that dress!

  • estas muy bonita con el vestido plateado

  • I have the same exact goals I believe practically everyone. Hoping you have an amazing year lovey; let’s do this!!

  • Love this blog post and totally agree with your new years resolutions- Happy New Year to you! x

  • These are great goals! Remember to breathe is a good one! I need to work on that!


  • This is such a great post! I definitely want to eat healthier too and try to save money! Good luck with all of these girl!

  • I am so glad that you had such a wonderful year, and i know that this year will be even better for you because you have some amazing plans!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Nice post and i love your dress!


  • Those are all great resolutions and definitely things I am trying to do myself. Hope you have a great year!

  • Good luck with saving money girl you got this!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • Great goals, I definitely need to stay off my phone more too. Happy 2017!


  • These are such great New Years resolutions!
    I actually didn’t make any this year!

  • Turning my phone off at 9pm and eating healthier are on my list! I wish you the best for 2017 x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  • Great goals. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. xoxoxo


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