New Year’s Resolutions

January 23, 2018
New Year's resolutions

Every year I have New Year’s resolutions, and like some, they all fall apart come February. So what makes this year any different? For starters, I’m sharing them with the world, and that is one way I am keeping myself accountable.

This year I hope to be more present. Putting down the iPhone and genuinely enjoying the company those of around me. Time goes by so quickly, and these memories and relationships that I nurture and develop will be what I look back on.

Save more money. I have been doing an excellent job of disciplining myself to making my coffee/tea at home opposed to purchasing Starbucks several times a week.

See more of the world. I’m not going to name everywhere I want to go but hoping to make Japan happen this year. I got a Sailor Moon locket over the holidays wish to stand in the middle of Shibuya Crossing, “Moon Crystal Power, Makeup” – one can dream.

Spend more time with my family. As we, the kids grow older, it’s easy to forget that our parents are getting older. Soon, my siblings and I will have families of our own, and we will be devoted to them. I will make an effort to ensure they know that I love them.

Be more positive. For the most part, I’m a realist. However, it doesn’t hurt at times look at things through rose-colored lenses. If anything I feel its sometimes required to get yourself through a desperate situation. I do believe that what you give is what you get, so I hope to keep my grip on reality but keep a positive outlook too.

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Wearing: Kearney BlouseWilfred Scarf, Stedman CoatDaria PantMadewell Boots

Do you have New Year’s resolutions? How do you keep yourself accountable? I would love to know about them!

Leave me a comment below.

Thanks for reading,


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  • sepatuholig January 23, 2018 at 1:37 am

    I love the booties here! That is a great resolution, I stop making one as in the reality I simply won’t keep up
    prob the rebellious streak inside me 😉
    great post!
    IG @grace_njio

    • MichelleN January 23, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Grace! Wishing you the best for 2018 and beyond =)

      • sepatuholig January 26, 2018 at 12:15 am


  • Alisha Tuladhar January 23, 2018 at 11:59 am

    HI Michelle,
    Good post! I just did a post on 2018 too titled 2018 Onwards with Intention. You can check it out if you would like. Some of the things you mentioned resonated with me. I have also stopped spending at Starbucks and started making my own lattes – got myself a french press and a milk frother! Also ,I liked what you said about being present, one of the things for me was to minimize facebook usage and I can now say, I have cut it down to checking it probably once a week and mostly for event invites. I have used the time to pursue other interests.

    • MichelleN January 23, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Hi Alisha! Will definitely check out your post. The french press and milk frother sounds like a nice treat =)

  • Kathryn January 23, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Wonderful goals! I think we could all use a little more positivity and a little less iPhone time, haha. Also, you look amazing! I really like the coat 🙂

    • MichelleN January 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Kathryn, thank you for the kind words! The iPhone time is always so tempting ahha =)

  • Averageaspirant January 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Saw your comment on the community pool! Great post, I hope you achieve your resolutions, I may steal a few off you!

    Also great photography!

    • MichelleN January 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks for the good wishes! And yes, feel free =)

  • Phoenix January 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Love the layout of your blog! Its so clean and simple yet stunning 🙂 I came over from the community pool! I have a new years resolution post up too 🙂


    • MichelleN January 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you! =)

  • Danielle January 26, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I really enjoyed your blog

    • MichelleN January 27, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you Danielle!

  • Mariann January 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    I absolutely have to save more mooolah as well. Or probably earn more and work hard on earning more :p

    • MichelleN January 27, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      Making small changes goes a long way! =)

  • glowgorgeous9 January 30, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Be more present definitely number one on my list too, although it’s really hard!

    • MichelleN January 30, 2018 at 9:38 am

      I absolutely agree! Taking small steps each time =)

  • glowgorgeous9 January 30, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Be more present definitely number one on my list too, although it’s really hard! 🙄

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