Happy New Year!

Can anyone believe that it's the year 2019?  I was going through some old pictures this week, and came across one from my freshman year of college when I went to the Rose Bowl in California.  After doing some math, I realized that was ten years ago.  How is that even possible!?

Every year, I like to make resolutions.  I started this blog as a way to track goals and keep myself accountable, so it's no surprise that the biggest goal-setting time of the year is one of my favorite times to set new challenges for myself!  This year is no different, but instead of making huge year-spanning goals, I'm just going to focus on January.  Without further ado or intro (since I'm a bit rusty and haven't been writing much lately), here is what I hope to achieve this month!

Write on the blog more

Can already tick this one off!  I miss blogging and writing, and feeling like I'm creating something (as insignificant as it may be).  I have so much to share, from my highlights of 2018, to my trips to Toronto, Golden Isles in Georgia, Chicago, and Japan!  I am also going to be training for another half marathon, so I want to document my training again and make sure I stay on track!  Which leads me to my second goal..

Start training for the Capital City Half Marathon

My big goal of last year was to complete a triathlon (which I did- you can find the recap here!), and after that I kind of took a break from training and running in general.  I somehow managed to run two official half marathons later in the year, but didn't have any goals or followed a plan at all.  I'm excited to start training hard again, and maybe even set a goal to PR!  More to come on that!

30 Days of Yoga Challenge

This is something that I do every year- complete Yoga with Adriene's 30 Day Challenge.  Every year has a new focus and theme, and this year is Dedicate.  These videos focus not only on making your body (specifically core) stronger, but also strengthen your mind.  It's always my favorite way of starting off the year and I can't wait to get started.

Read Two Books

I was not very good about reading in 2018, but I finished the year strong by reading two books in December (An American Marriage and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo).  I'm planning on doing one book for fun (whatever comes available first in my Overdrive wait list), and another off of the Time's Best Novels list to work on my 30x30 goal of reading 25 off of that list.

Work on Japan Scrapbook

I used to be really good about finishing scrapbooks for every trip that I went on, but have been slacking lately!  It all started when I made a scrapbook for each year of college, and it's something I've always enjoyed doing.  I already organized the ticket stubs, train tickets, and other small paper souvenirs that I acquired on my trip, so next I just have to print out papers and get to cutting and gluing!  I'm not going to make a promise to finish it in January, but I at least want to make progress so that this one gets completed before I forget all the details of my trip.

There you have it!  I think this is a completely do-able list, but will definitely get my year off to a good start.  Here's to a happy and healthy 2019!

Do you make resolutions?
What are your goals for January / 2019?


  1. You're back! Yay! I'm also doing the 30 days of yoga challenge. Can't wait to hear more about your trips!


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