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seven things that I hope to accomplish in 2016

As you read from my 2015 recap, last year really wasn't a bad year. Sure, I lost my best friend, and there was some surgeries, but besides that stuff, we did have alot of fun on family vacays, I accomplished alot on my 30 by 30 list (which is turning into a 35 before 35 list), and I turned the big three oh. But with all of that, I didn't accomplish everything that I had wanted to do. So instead of making a list of my resolutions and goals for the new year, because lets be honest, by Feb 1, they will all be broken, I am going to share seven things I hope to accomplish this year.


Personal Wise:


one // land that high paying job so I can afford my gigantic student loan payment
Don't get me wrong, I love my job. I mean, I seriously love my job, and if the money that I had borrowed for my education wasn't coming into repayment in the very very near future, I would be ok with staying for a bit longer. It gets me out of the house, it's not super demanding, it's flexible, I don't come home "mother fucking" everything about it, my co-workers are awesome, and my boss is pretty cool... but the money just isn't there. And when you are looking at a $300+ federal student loan payment, then you gatta do what you gatta do. Even if that means leaving the first job that I have absolutely loved behind. 

two // buy a house
Living in a one bedroom apartment that's attached to my Grandmother's house has it's perks... nice neighbors, free utilities, low rent... but that's the problem- it's only one bedroom and it's me, my hubby, and a five year old; plus a few animals. Saying that we are crowded is an understatement. 

three // to make a budget and stick to it
I have been talking about this for way too long... seriously way to fucking long. I just need to get off my ass and make it already. Then I need to stick to it. Especially if we are going to buy a house...

four // to focus on one thing at a time and live in the moment
This one is going to be a hard one. As a mom that works a day shift outside of the home, I am constantly having multiple on top of multiple things on my mind at any given moment. Especially being a blogger. My hope is that I can have fun with my son and not think about posting on the blog, or worrying about the laundry/dishes, or be able to go to dinner and have a positive attitude because my family is more important to me than anything else.

five // to remember to take my makeup off at night
This is a super simple goal, I need to do it. I need to remember to take my makeup off at night, because a) my face is horrible right now, and b) I claim to be somewhat of a beauty blogger. 

six // to get rid of things that I don't need and stop being a makeup, clothes, hair care, etc, hoarder
I am planning on doing a purge this month, and it's not going to stop there. I spend way too much money on makeup, hair and body care products, and clothes, and I will be going through everything. But unless I am absolutely in love, or out of my FAVORITE product, no more will be coming in. Let's see how long this one lasts... 

Blog Wise:


seven // to stop being a douche
I may have to explain a little... whenever anyone asks what is the best advice you can give to someone who is just starting out in the blogging world, I always say that "they need to be social, to comment, to encourage, and to produce good quality content". I have been doing none of those things. I will admit that I have been a hypocrite. Whenever I sponsor anyone, it's like pulling teeth for me to fill out my spotlight posts and forms, and let's face it, my content lately, just hasn't been there since I started working... in March. Yeah... so my goal is to take my own advice and if I wouldn't want to read something, then it won't be published. If it's a tutorial, and can't go viral on Pinterest, then it doesn't need to be out there. Along with this is to produce a blogging schedule. Because not being consistent is a douchey move to my faithful readers, and anyone I choose to sponsor. 

I wish I had more goals that I want to accomplish with the blog, but I think that one is enough and is the most important one.

Do you have any goals or anything that you want to accomplish in 2016?

Always say yes to the wine.

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