5.23.2014

2014 Resolutions Update!

I used to have a monthly resolution, something I did for several years, and I even shared a couple of those years on the blog. And then last year I switched to weekly resolutions. It was tough! This year, I found this online and decided to give this a go. Let's see my results so far:


Bad Habit: Diet Coke
Status: Fail. I always do well until the summer

New Skill: Improve my photography
Status: Every class I tried was for dslr cameras, so I need to find a basics course for my good old point-and-shoot

Person I'd Like to Be Like: Anyone who doesn't care what others think of her
Status: I've made great progress within the past year with self-esteem issues. I still have more work to do!

Good Deed: Inspired by Kerry, I want to do RAKs.
Status: I bought a stranger's coffee and gave someone change. Not exactly world-changing, hehe.

Place: Disneyworld (but I've been there before!)
Staus: DONE

Book: I didn't have a specific one
Status: I've read several, which is way more than last year. I don't see how you bloggers have time!

Letter: Still thinking about this one
Status:  none

New Food: Black spaghetti
Status: It's just like regular spaghetti, but made with squid ink. What else should I try?

Better At: The fact that not everyone will like you. This is a fact of life that I can't stand, and has taken me a long time to learn.
Status: Still learning.

And since it's Memorial Weekend, the unofficial start of summer, I leave you with this advice (found on The Olive Tree):

Have a great weekend!
Be safe, behave, and be well. 
Love,
Elle

PS: 
$100 Target Giftcard from Sonia Kashuk for Target--ends 6-30

35 comments:

  1. These are great resolutions! I'd love to get better at photography, too. I just let my husband take all the pictures! :)

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  2. It is really hard to grasp the whole "not everyone will like you" thing. I remember the first time I experienced someone not liking me for absolutely no reason when I was in college and I was just floored. I was like "what did I do? How can I fix it?" and finally just had to realize that not every person will just love me. It's hard to understand that when you're a pretty easy going, nice person. Like you, I am still learning this lesson.

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  3. Oh this list is such a great way to organize your goals! I also want to do more random acts of kindness this year!

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  4. This is brilliant and it's great to see you managed to fulfil some of your resolutions! xoxo

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  5. Nice answers. Enjoy the holiday!

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  6. Love that last quote! And I've never heard of black spaghetti before but I'm intrigued!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  7. Love this. You win some, you lose some but at least you tried :)

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  8. thats awesome Elle ! have a nice weekend doll :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  9. I love that last image, Elle:) Great summer resolution for sure. And yay for the ones you've done, and for trying at least, even if u didn't succeed 100% with others. The fun part is always the road to get there:D

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  10. i fully support putting your phone away. it's what i've been doing a lot lately and you really do get to immerse yourself in the moment with the people around you.

    also, not too shabby on the resolutions ;)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  11. You have done well with a bunch of your resolutions! I really like the idea of putting your phone away...life can be enjoyed without social media, haha. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  12. Great resolutions and I love that last bit of advice.

    I pinned that on pinterest awhile back and have been trying to actually follow it haha.

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. I just can't quit Diet Coke! It's so good. I've done a few weeks but then I always cave. I drink a ton of water though too. Thank you so much for the mention! I do find it hard with reading blogs but real books always have a place in my heart. I try to read from a book a little in the morning and before bed and more on the weekends.

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  14. Happy Memorial Day weekend, Elle! Good luck as you continue pursuing your goals this year!

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  15. ANY random act of kindness is good enough girl! :D

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  16. black spaghetti!?! i haven't even heard of this! now i wanna try it! i love trying new and different foods. one of my fav foods is frog legs, you tried them before?

    hope you're having fun at the beach! i bet you are :)

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  17. I love this post! Great resolutions! Before I started blogging I used to read daily and get through books in a few days. Now I barley have time to get through a couple chapters on my lunch break at work since I spend more time blogging on my lunch break :/ My resolution is to blog less and read more! I have never heard of black spaghetti. If you do eat this, please post a pic on IG!

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  18. These are great and provide a keen focus versus year long ones.

    Black spaghetti - I wish but I'm allergic to most seafoods.

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  19. So fantastic to hear that you are following through on most of your goals! I am terrible at following through! LOL! The black speghetti sounds interesting as I have never heard of it!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  20. I had black pasta when I was in Paris. You are doing great with your resolutions

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  21. Such a great post and goals!! I love posts like this because it inspires a me to get to work on my goals!

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  22. Black spaghetti sounds intriguing!

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  23. Oh, I love the memory making plan! :) Good luck with the Coke resolution - I know it's a very difficult one because the brain gets addicted to it (same as it does with drugs, actually) Best way is to stop it for 4 weeks completely, but keep some form of caffeine in your diet (say, a cup of coffee or a few cups of green tea). Anyone can do it, just keep reminding yourself why you are doing it to stay focused. :)
    Have a great weekend, Elle!
    x

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  24. I would love to get better at photography. Or better yet, I wish my husband would so he can take better photos for my blog;) Susan

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  25. Elle, This is very inspiring. I think I will copy you! Haha

    Kisses,
    B
    Lifestyle Blog

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  26. Why do you need a class for your point-and-shoot? I think it's easier if you master the instruction first. You can find it easily on the web, and just go from there. Experimenting is key ;)

    http://taleofthegreat.com

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  27. Oh, I love that! Maybe I'll fill out a list like this.

    Black spaghetti? I've never heard of it. Now I'm going to have to try it!

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  28. Inspiring post! I just tried black pasta for the first time last week while visiting Boston. Loved it! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  29. I really enjoyed this post. I have to also work on the fact that not everyone will like you, your life still moves on without those people.

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  30. Looks like you got some pretty neat things in your bag.
    As for the coke, it is fine to treat yourself in the summer. I am sure it is super refreshing on on ice when it is really hot out :)
    I am more of a Snapple fan.

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  31. lovely post :) I really enjoy reading your blog! haha keep in touch x Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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  32. lovely post diet coke is my bad habit as well hmm so hard to give up tastes soo good.

    www.mybeautysleuth.com

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  33. Back it up... squid ink?

    It sounds like you're doing really well with your goals so far. That's awesome!

    http://www.somethingmonumental.com/

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