January 1, 2013

My Near Year's Resolutions for 2013


It's that time of year again! When it comes to New Year's resolutions, I don't like to do anything cliche or anything that seems out of reach. I was able to keep most of my resolutions last year because I kept them small. This year I'm focusing on enriching my life. I'm nearing 30 and I think it's time to move away from the broke college kid days and move towards a more mature, enriched life. Here are my resolutions for 2013:



- Cut back on fast fashions. I like to clean out my closet to find items to donate to Goodwill; however, I find that I'm giving away so many clothes that I wonder how I even have so many to give away. I need to cut back on the impulses and temptations and focus on a more mature wardrobe where I don't need to clean it out every few months.

- Try to be less stressed. 2012 was a stressful year but I unfortunately let it get to me. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders and it's very hard to brush that off all by yourself. 2013 will hopefully be less stressful but I also plan to take steps to keep my stress in check. Unwind before bed, don't take on more than I can handle, eliminate drama, and focus on my needs.

- Appreciate the city more. I live in Manhattan, the greatest city in the world and I've yet to fully explore all of it. I was really sad how little I appreciated this fine city I lived in because I was letting other things distract me. In 2013, I don't want to make anymore excuses. I want to see the sites, visit all the museums, and take in more of what the city has to offer. Even if none of my friends want to join me, just go myself! I always knew I was meant to live in New York and need to to soak it in more even if I don't have a significant other to share it with right now.

- Cook more vegan recipes. I've attempted some vegan recipes and they were actually all tasty. The one thing that's holding me back from fully becoming vegan is my love of milk chocolate. I wanted to challenge myself last year to bake some vegan chocolate recipes to show myself I can cut out milk chocolate. I didn't get to it so I'm re-adding it to the list this year.

- Travel. Something I sadly haven't been able to do in quite some time. The last time I traveled was 4 years ago on a school trip to China. Traveling is so good for the soul. You get exposed to other cultures and lifestyles. It's something that everyone should incorporate as often as they can. One of my personal goals was to travel to Paris before 30. That's just 2 1/2 years away now so I really need to make it happen!

What are your New Year's resolutions?

18 comments:

  1. Happy new Year!! Love your resolutions. I want to travel a lot more!!
    And I definitely need to cut down on fast fashion. I have the same issue where I have all these clothes to donate to charity and I wonder why I have so much I don't wear - I still find pieces with tags on them too!

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  2. Happy New Year Kimberlee! Great resoultions. I always say that I don't do new years resolutions, which of course isn't entirely true;) My main resolution this year to get better at staying in touch with friends and family!

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    1. Great resolution! It's good to create one that is manageable so you feel more accomplished rather then setting yourself up for failure

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  3. I like all of your resolutions. I def need to cut back on fast fashion buys and also want to explore NYC more!

    I don't set resolutions anymore but am focusing on setting new daily standards! I am excited for 2013!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    1. Yes especially since you're a designer ;)

      Excited for 2013 - it's the year of MTB!

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  4. Great resolutions. I need to cut back as well on the fast fashion. Here's to the New Year!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  5. Awesome resolutions! Travel is my life goal. Ok maybe that is a bit extreme but I would love to get a job that allows me to travel when I get out of school. I do pretty good now though. I am going to Brazil in March, YAY! Super excited! Make sure you let us know how your traveling endeavors go. :)

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    1. hehe I'd love to have a job that allows me to travel as well. Wow! Have fun in Brazil lucky lady :)

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  6. Happy New Year! Love the resolutions and I agree on the fast fashion thing. This year anyway, I have to be extra cautious of my spending anyway. I too want to travel and also keep my stress in check. Learning to prioritize is my big thing this year.

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    1. Definitely - good luck with your big changes!

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  7. These are such fantastic resolutions... I have only made one, but I wanted to make a whole list this year. I'm going to dry clean more of my things so I don't wreck them. I have too many faded silks from hand washing them last year!

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  8. Happy New Year girlie!

    Travel is definitely high up on my 2013 last as well. And I know exactly what you mean about appreciating your city. I am planning to explore both of my homes, Chicago and New York a lot more this year!

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    1. Never been to Chicago. Definitely would love to visit!

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  9. I travel so much that sometimes I don't want to see the inside of a plane. Hope you get to visit Paris and found true love.

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