New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

It’s no secret. When it comes down to it, January 1st is a completely arbitrary time to start with a clean slate. But each year provides a natural frame for our accomplishments (and failures). While I try to avoid resolutions that mention weight or money, now that we’re well into 2015, here are my resolutions for this new year.

  1. Make my career my priority and excel at my new job by saying “Yes” to every opportunity
  2. Reach out to new friends in New York at least once a month (even if it means making the trek into Brooklyn)
  3. Schedule Skype dates to catch up with old friends (because getting drinks once a year is far too little)
  4. Experiment with seasonal vegetables to make a new meal at least once a week
  5. Take my boyfriend out to drinks at least once a week – and truly listen to him (sans phone)
  6. Engage in more creative projects (including blogging, new forms of exercise, and exploring NYC)
  7. Learn more (because the most successful people are those who spend 2+ hours a day reading – and no, Buzzfeed doesn’t count)
  8. Use fewer electronics (while deactivating my Facebook may not be in my near future, we could all benefit from looking at people on the subway instead of looking at our Instagram feeds)
  9. Learn the ukulele (I’ve come to terms with the fact that guitar isn’t happening)