Happy 2018 friends!
We are almost one month into the new year already. I love the start of the year. You can always make positive changes in life, but the new year is a fresh start. I appreciate the opportunity for a bit of self-reflection and a renewed sense of focus on the future. While weight loss, regular exercise, and better budgeting are on my list, I like to throw in a couple goals I’m actually excited about. In the past cooking, travel and learning calligraphy have been new year goals.This year I have a short list that I’m excited to work on in 2018.
- Continue to use Cruelty-free Products. In the middle of last year, I stumbled upon a website called Cruelty-Free Kitty. At that point, I really begin reading/researching about cruelty-free vs, not cruelty-free products. The more I read, the more passionate I began to feel about the issue. There are instances in life, where things should be tested prior to being administered to humans, but my lipstick isn’t one of them. In 2017, I started testing out cruelty-free products and as items in my house ran out, I replaced them with different brands. I have an amazing variety of new MUST have items that support my cruelty-free lifestyle. In 2018, I want to continue my education and practice of a cruelty-free lifestyle. I’m so excited to share some of my favorite new items on this blog.
- Learn to Watercolor: As I mentioned, I like adding a new skill/hobby/art to my new year goals. Last year (or maybe 2016?) I learned calligraphy. Working in the digital marketing industry, I feel like I’m always looking at a screen. Watercolor seemed like a great way to be creative, not look at a screen, and possibly make some art! I was gifted a book called Everyday Watercolor. It is a great basic & step-by-step guide. I’m really loving it so far!
- Travel: D and I were married in April last year and kids are somewhere in the near future for us. Before the kids, we both would like to travel a bit more in 2018. Therefore, we are looking into taking 1 big trip and a couple smaller ones to have some adventures just us two. Some names in the hat include Scotland, South America, Hawaii, Nashville, New York, British Virgin Islands. Exciting! Stay tuned to find out where we end up this year.
Most of all, 2017 was unforgettable for both good and bad reasons. Last year my whole life changed. I’m excited for a new perspective and hopeful 2018. I’m hoping that because I’m writing these goals down, you can help keep me accountable to them. What are your new year goals? I’d love to hear what you are striving to accomplish.
Love, Rachel x