Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts

Happy New Year and New Goals!

I know that I’m a little late, but I wanted to wish all of you a blessed, prosperous and healthy new year! Over the past several days, I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of 2016 and I’m currently working on my list of goals for 2017.  I’m really hoping for some big changes in the new year and I wanted to share a few of my goals with you here on the blog.  

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Put God First: All Christians face the challenge of maintaining spiritual focus. This physical world can be distracting and it often takes us on a path different from what would benefit our goals as Christians. I will continue to work on drawing closer to God by putting him first.  I plan to schedule some time each day to focus on reading the bible and meditating on the passages I’ve read.  I also want to get more involved in my church by taking an active role in a small group and by volunteering more with different service projects in the community. 

I continue to struggle with this goal each day, but I have to remind myself to trust God and surrender my fears to Him.  I know that the more I do it, the more I’ll notice His work in my life, which will strengthen my faith and inspire me to keep making my relationship with God first in my life.

Travel: One thing I didn’t get to do a lot of last year is travel for fun.  I travel every week for work and while I love my job and all of the perks, the traveling back and forth gets a little draining after a while.  On my down time, I just want to relax in my own apartment and stay close to home, but that’s no way to live. I need to just suck it up and make time to explore new places again.  So I’m currently planning a trip in the Spring to visit my cousin in London and I’m eagerly planning a trip to Morocco with my sister – I’m really looking forward to both of these trips.

Buy a Home: Lately I’ve been obsessed with watching HGTV, picking out furniture and adding new pins to my Pinterest page for the new home that I haven’t bought yet.  Can any of you relate? Another reason that I didn’t travel too much last year is because I was planning on buying a home.  However,  my plans fell through unexpectedly, so home buying was delayed to this year instead.   Hopefully by the end of the year, I’ll be in my new home.

Get Healthy: Like everyone else in the world, I’m going to focus on getting back into shape.  I’ve been on a downward spiral ever since Halloween and the pounds slowly continue to creep on, so I need to change that ASAP.  I’ll start eating healthier and utilizing the 21-Day Fix system to eliminate the crappy foods I’ve been eating lately - goodbye french fries, brownies and cookies!  I also plan to add more weight training to my already existing workout routine.  I’ll start off by lifting weight at least 2 days a week – I don’t want to go too crazy just yet.

Start Running (Again): This goal is part two of the Get Healthy goal above, but I felt that my running journey needed a separate entry.  I have to admit that I haven’t been running as much as I used to over the past few years and I’m not really sure why.  Overall, I think my body and my mind just needed a break from all of the training and races that I completed in the past.  But now I feel like I’m ready to get back on the pavement on a regular basis. For now I’m aiming to run three days a week, in addition to my other workouts. I’m pretty confident that I can stick with it, because it’s not too much running for now.  Eventually, I want to challenge myself to add a few more half marathons under my belt by the end of the year. 

Well there you have it – I tried to keep it pretty short and manageable. Do you all have any New Years resolutions for 2017? What are they and do you think you can accomplish all of them? I think we can do it.  We just need to remember: It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. ~ Old Chinese Proverb

Well, here’s hoping that 2017 is way better than 2016!

Moody Picks: New Year’s Eve Sparkle

Are you all geared up and ready for New Year's Eve? For some people, figuring out where to welcome in the new year can be a headache and to others deciding how to spend the last few hours of 2015 can be daunting. However, I think most fashionista's would agree with me that trying to figure out what to wear during the final moments of the year is a bigger ordeal. 

I just made some impromptu plans to go out with a couple of friends for New Year’s Eve and now I’m freaking out a little because I have no idea what I’m going to wear.  As soon as I purchased my ticket for the party, I told myself that I needed to find something to wear that has lot of sparkles!  So I immediately started looking online for some ideas and inspiration.  Well, if you’re also in the same boat, then don’t worry because I’ve got you covered.  I’ve pulled together some cute dresses and pieces that you can wear to kiss 2015 goodbye. Oh and everything that I found is under $100 - I hope this helps!  Happy New Year sweet friends!

2013: Year in Review

Happy New Year Everyone! 

Does anyone else feel like 2013 came and went too quickly? I guess the saying is true - time really does fly by when you’re having fun.  Although I didn’t post regularly towards the end of the year, I’ve really enjoyed writing this blog over the past three years. I love sharing the latest styles and trends with all of you guys just as much as I love learning from all of you. Thank you all so very much for your support and your comments, emails, Facebook likes, Twitter and Instagram follows. 
I spent a little time today looking back through everything I've shared with you in 2013. Below is a snapshot of the past year on Moody Girl In Style, reviewed in pictures. Hopefully this time next year, I’ll have much more to write about than just my favorite outfits in a year in review.  

I hope that this year brings you joy, happiness, good health, success and lots of love.  I can't wait to see what’s in store for us all.  Thanks again for reading and enjoy!!!

2013 Resolutions/Goals

I’ve been a little under the weather this week, so I never got a chance to post my Resolutions and Goals for the new year.  For the past several years, I would often list something like exercise everyday, don’t eat donuts and go to church every Sunday as my resolutions for the year.  Well, let’s just say that by the middle of the year, most of the goals that created would often fall by wayside. I’ve finally realized that I need to set more realistic goals for myself if I hope to be successful.

So, this year, when I thought about my resolutions, I thought about it more as a process towards a goal. My New Year's resolution is to be a better me. As I look forward to 2013, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself or on the year as a whole.  However, I don’t want to wake up a year from now and feel as if nothing has changed in my life.  At this moment, I can't say exactly what changes I want to see, but I figure that I’ll be working on that throughout the year.  My main goal is to look back a year from now and be proud of the way that I spent my time and energy in 2013. 

I recently found an amazing infographic of Gandhi's Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World.  I thought that this list would serve as a perfect guide for me to becoming a better version of myself.  I plan to print this poster and post it in my home to remind me of my overall goal. 

(The graphic was created by Francesca a graphic design student at CalArts.
Download the poster here and print a copy for yourself)

Anyways, here are some other goals that I hope to accomplish this year in addition to my main goal above.  If I am able to complete just one of the steps to achieving my goal, I will indeed become a better me.  What are some of your resolutions for 2013?  I’d love to hear.  Let me know in the comments.

{one} Organize, declutter and simplify my life
{two} Improve my prayer life and use a devotional
{three} Reduce my running time by at least 2 minutes
{four} Save money and pay off 3 of my credit cards
{five} Go on an "adventure" with my BF each month
{six} Stop buying clothes and start recycling what I own
{seven} Travel more and visit at least 3 friends that live far away
{eight} Spend more time with my family
{nine} Take another photography classes
{ten} Blog more about my lifestyle and everything that I love
{eleven} Read at least one new book each month
{twelve} Continue to learn how to sew
{thirteen} Stick to healthier diet of fruits/vegetables and clean up my bad eating habits

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