Happy Monday! We are officially two weeks into the New Year and so far it is going better than I could hope. Below you will find a tentative list of my 2019 resolutions. I keep saying this but this year is going to be my year. I may add to this list as the year goes on… remember, it’s never too late to set your goals for this year!

1. Focus on creating and challenging myself with new experiences.

I totally stole this from a good friend of mine but this year, I am focusing on allowing myself to enjoy a variety of experiences. After moving out of Boston where I went to college, the amount of time I spent inside my apartment increased dramatically. This year, I want to go to all of the concerts, try new fitness classes, enjoy a night out, try a new restaurant, go on a vacation, and really start living up my twenties while I still can!

2. Improve in my spirituality.

Church has always been a huge part of my life. It is something I find to be incredibly calming and enjoyable. When I was growing up, I attended religious education classes and participated in youth events often. It became a huge part of who I am and when I stopped going, I felt as though I lost a part of who I was. This year I am going to get back in touch with my spirituality and try to attend church regularly.

3. Follow through on my goals of living a healthy lifestyle.

This one has always been a biggie for me but I have always worded this differently until now. Up until 2019 I have always told myself, “this is the year I lose weight”. This year I am going to focus on sustaining healthy choices as well as eating to improve my relationship with food which leads us to my next resolution…

4. Improve my relationship with food.

Food is something I am constantly thinking about. Resisting urges to indulge, trying to plan what healthy thing I can eat next, etc. Food has ruled my life from the time I was a small child to today. For those of you returning to my blog, you may remember me posting about doing Whole 30. After not being able to complete it, I deleted the post embarrassed and ashamed. I completed it in July of 2018 and have struggled to complete one since. It did amazing things for me and really kickstarted this journey. I will continue to embrace the recipes and snacks that are Whole 30 approved however I am going to stop constantly reading labels and beating myself up after an accidental slip up or purposeful cheat meal.

5. Blog more!

It’s no secret I’ve been MIA from writing on here. Being a full-time grad student can make life super busy. When you add a full time job to that it can get even busier but this year I want to make more time for things I enjoy doing. I have always loved writing and it feels nice to be able to put all of my thoughts in one place! I can’t promise that I will write every day but again this year is about doing things that make me feel happy and healthy both physically and mentally!

**What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions?**

**How do you keep yourself accountable to your goals?**

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