Yay for 2017

Happy New Year 2017

I don’t know about you all, but I am welcoming 2017 with open arms.

2016 was one hell of a year.  On so many levels.  I mean for Pete’s sake, the amount of drama I had in my life in 2016 was just astronomical.  I’m over it.  This year I am ready to welcome lots of simplicity and minimalism and focus into my life.

Due to such aforementioned drama, I have honestly not had much time or energy to put into figuring out what my resolutions should be.  I usually get all gung-ho with resolutions.  One year I did 12 mini-resolutions instead of one big one and that went pretty well.  Last year I don’t think I did anything much.  I knew I would be moving and knew I just had to make it through the year alive.  Which I did.  But right now I’m so burned out.

So I’m thinking, instead of making some kind of official declaration, official THIS IS WHAT I WILL DO ALL YEAR kind of resolution, I think I want to just keep some things in the back of my head that I want to be working towards.  Things like:

Simplicity/minimalism :: Less stuff, less debt, less plans, less expectations.  More space in my house, more time with my family, more money in my pocket, more free time to myself, more freedom from pressure.  I need to work towards a “it’s just, whatever” kind of attitude.  Relax a little.  Ok a lot.

Health :: just stay in a gym routine.  Things were going really well with that last year until Moving Shit came along.  I just need to stay in the gym and stay active.  And I really should get a physical this year.

Society :: I’m just going to bury my head under a rock for 4 years.  If you’re my Facebook friend and you post about Trump or politics I will probably hide you.  Because I just can’t let that stuff into my bubble.  Don’t talk to me about it.  I don’t want to know about it.  I’m over it.  It’s draining.  I’m an INFJ/HSP/Empath.  I am not the type that lets that kind of shit go.  If you know me, you know that I am not the kind of person that can let things roll off her back.  I get all worked up and stressed about it and it is honestly just better for me and my marriage and my family if I stay out of current events.  I prefer to live in oblivion.  I am 36 years old.  There is literally NOTHING I can do to change national or world events.  My name won’t make a difference on any petition.  My vote doesn’t count for shit (thx Electoral College).  That idealism that plagues so many late teens and 20-somethings has vacated me, and I couldn’t give a crap, honestly.  I truly, honestly, 100% believe that the very best thing I can do for society right now is raise a kind and loving human being, so that is what I am going to do.  Lord knows we need a few more of them out there.  Here’s hoping I’m still here in 4 years to crawl out from under my rock though.  Cheers folks.

FOOD :: I mean I can’t be a foodie or a food blogger without some kind of commitment to food, right?  So this year I want to make a new recipe every week.  I have a whole binder full of recipes I have torn out of magazines over the years.  And every week I want to make a new recipe.  Maybe I will even come up with a hashtag for it and post it on Instagram.  Oh, and maybe I can post it here too if I really love it!  Stay tuned.

What do you have on deck for new year’s resolutions?  I just want to keep improving myself!

Stay tuned!  Later this week I have before and after pictures of my house coming up.  And very soon I have some new recipes to share with you!