Every year I post New Year’s resolutions. (See previous years here: 2013 and 2014.) This year, I noticed that Red Leaf Style has evolved. Between the home solutions, tips and ideas, I’ve started adding more of my personality and style to the blog. I’m writing about travel, life and other randomness. That’s why this year, my resolutions aren’t just about home decorating. They’re about life in general. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do.
1. Be more in the moment
It’s time to slow down. Breathe. Take in the little moments. I spent too much of 2014 rush, rush, rushing. I’m happy and content where I am right now. I want to enjoy it. This year is all about not stressing over the small things. I encourage you to do the same.
2. Read more books
Nothing new in this resolution. But it’s a good one. I used to spend entire weekends devouring books. It’s time to recapture some of that bookworm nature. Today, I signed up for goodreads.com, a website that helps you keep track of the books you’ve read, as well as to check out book recommendations from others. Anybody tried it? How do you like it?
3. Write things down
This year I’m actually going to write things down. All of those thoughts from when I was half awake or ideas that sprout while I’m in the shower, I’m going to right them down—regardless of how ridiculous they might be.
4. Take more pictures
This year, I strive to take more pictures of everyday life. The simple things that I forget. Like my dog and I going on a walk. Or, those cookies I baked. My sister and I having lunch. I don’t want to miss capturing those sweet moments!
5. Write more
For a writer, I sure don’t do a lot of actual pen to paper time. My bookcases are littered with half-started or empty journals. This year, I want to finish one. Just one!
I love the fresh start that the New Year brings. It feels like you get a do-over; you know what I mean? What are your resolutions for the New Year? I’d really love to hear them!