So...without further ado, my 2015 Resolutions! I will cross out things I genuinely did and offer some background commentary on the things I did not...
1 Keep an up-to-date calendar/planner (past March...)
Yeah, this is just never going to be a thing for me. But I keep trying! I'm currently trying to focus my planner just to blogging goals and planning content so I don't just...casually step away for four years again! So that is my amended goal for 2016.
3 Take an improv comedy class
I still really, really want to do this.
5 Blog at least twice a week
Hah! A likely story... But, I'm upping this to 3x in 2016.
I definitely upped my makeup game in 2015, but yeah...it mostly happened at my desk. Not gonna lie.
7 Go kayaking at Riverside or Brooklyn Bridge Park
Still on the list!
9 Pay off my credit card
Almost there, but working on it! Definitely happening in Q1 of 2016.
13 Find a general practitioner that I like, and have a full check-up (I'm embarrassed to say I haven't been to a GP in 3+ years)
I did find a GP, but I haven't really made an appointment yet. I'm waiting for a big cold so I can kill two birds with one stone.
15 Stick to my diet (I do Weight Watchers, and I always nail it perfectly for 2 months, and then fizzle for a month, and so on...this year I'm going for consistency!)
Yeah, this definitely did not happen in 2015, but I'm trying again this year, and changing it up with #Nutrisystem. Stay tuned for more posts on this! I've already lost my first 10 pounds, and I just feel like 2016 will definitely be the year of my best ever body.
17 Aim to go on at least one date each week
I did do this right up until I started my relationship in March! I would like to do this again in 2016 maybe?
19 Cut way back on the booze and the occasional cigarette (very important!!)
Still working on this, though I do think I made some great strides this year.
I really did do this for most of the year, so I'm crossing it off!
I don't nail this every day, but I definitely do it way more and it's been great.
23 Never visit someone's apartment empty-handed (hostess gifts are in your future, friends!)
I can't remember if I really paid many people a visit this year, but I'm keeping this on the list because it's a nice idea and I think something people always appreciate and remember.
24 Make a point to send thank you notes, birthday cards, other meaningful communications Really still working on this. I would love to become a thoughtful, classy, adult lady this year.
I did not do this but, if I'm honest, it's not really a goal anymore. I hurt my foot very badly last spring when I took a spill on my apartment stairs and it's still not quite yoga-ready.
I used Plated for part of the year this year, and I really enjoyed it!
28 Drink water (i.e. no more than 2 Diet Cokes per day, how will I ever do this?)
I started really doing this in the back half of the year, and I really do want to continue to work on it in 2016.
29 Go on a relaxing vacation (preferably out of the country)
Sadly no vacation this year. If I hit my weight loss goals, maybe I will take myself to the beach?
If I had to add some new ones for 2016 (in addition to the above that I'm still working on) they would have to be:
1 Upgrade my wardrobe to start phasing in more high-quality staple pieces and more polished accessories
2 Give my room a bit of a facelift. I love the décor in there, but a few things need to be tweaked.
3 Start my JennaSaisQuois YouTube channel - Coming soon!
4 Once the credit card is paid off, start an IRA to save for the future
5 Learn how to blow dry my hair!! This is a basic life skill I do not possess...
6 Take a dance class or something fun to get my body moving
7 Really try to take the subway instead of Uber or a Taxi unless it's an emergency or I'm carrying something heavy
8 Stick with Nutrisystem for at least 4 months (longer than I have ever stuck with a diet ever)
9 Do another KonMari style purge of clothing and other clutter at some point
10 Say THANK YOU more often, which I think is such a simple thing that takes no effort and really makes a difference to people