Hey folks! Welcome to 2017! I hope you had a wonderful holiday time.
My first resolution builds upon one that I did last year, which was to not wear plain ponytails to work anymore. I feel like that was good enough in my 20s but now in my 30s, I gotta step it up a little. That was going fairly well but this year I would really like to challenge myself by trying a minimum of one new hairstyle per week. I’ve been playing with curling irons, which is something I’ve never done before, with quite good results but right now it takes me an hour to curl my hair so I would like to also practice to cut that time down to under 30 minutes. I feel like my part-time job at MAC Cosmetics will help with that as the women (and men) there are always doing interesting things with their hair and this will provide a lot of inspiration.
My next resolution is to get organized. One of our family goals is to buy a new house this year and this requires a lot of planning, cleaning, organizing and small handy-man jobs. We did the renovation to our house last year, so this year our house needs a bunch of small things, paint touch-ups, half-finished project completions, etc. To this end, I have purchased and read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I will have a review for you soon.
My last resolution is only partially a resolution. I’m going on a no-buy for the next three months. Being unemployed for most of 2016 forced me to evaluate the things I purchase. To really think about what is essential and what is not. I buy a lot of unessential things and I don’t appreciate the things I have as much as I think I should. Also, my birthday is in January and I tend to go a little crazy buying things I don’t really need. I will blog about my no-buy as I think not buying things is just as important a story as the things you do buy. And I feel blogging about it will help keep me honest and less likely to go crazy and not buy random stuff.
What are your resolutions, I’d love to hear them! Happy (Not) Shopping!