“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey
Happy New Year! Although new to the blogging world, I can say that I ended the New Year with somewhat of a bang…in Brazil!!! George has been trying to get me there for almost four years and I finally gave in to him. And thank God I did! It was such a wonderful experience that we plan on visiting again sometime next year.
While there, I did a little reflecting on the things I want to improve, change, and add to my life. So today I want share some of my goals for 2017 with you.
Blog Content I posted my first blog post on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2016. Although Keeping Up With Candy a just over a month old…as well as my IG and Twitter…I have had great responses from you!!! Although I am in the infant stages of the blogging world, I expected to be where I am now at least 3 – 4 months from now.
For the next few months, I will be working with various photographers until I find one I am comfortable with, who can give me great shots, and who can inspire me in front of the camera. I am also hoping to come up with a posting schedule. Posting content four days a week would be idea for me at this moment.
I will also be researching and purchasing photography equipment for at home use…recipes, DIY, personal, and beauty.
The last thing I want to mention is the goal of starting my online boutique starting this Spring. But that solely depends on my following.
I just want to bring great content to you. If I can inspire just one person, that would make my heart happy. But I need for you to comment so that I will know!!!
“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.” Anonymous
Travel George and I are huge travelers! Even though this blog is only a month old, we’ve done quite a bit of traveling this year. And we plan to do even more this year. We try to do two international trips per year. But this year we have three planned and that just makes my traveling heart excited. Workout I’m always complaining about my body. I have the unfortunate pleasure of having an inverted triangle body type…meaning I have a larger upper body (broad shoulders, wide back, and big arms) and a thinner lower body (read: skinny legs). Although I should be doing it mostly for my health, I really want to workout for physical reason. I’ve recently realized I can have the body I want. Cardio: burn fat (upper body) – Muscle training: legs (lower body).
I’m the type of person who hates working out. I desperately want to work out but have just never had the motivation to do so. I’ve always wished I were one of those people who feels like their day doesn’t go right if they don’t work out. Yes, we all know someone like that! Although I’ve tried to make this a goal since forever without much success, I’ve gotta keep trying right? Who knows? Maybe this will be the year I see it through! Pleasant Personality I’m always being told by my family that when I first meet people, I am not a pleasant or friendly person. I’m often described as cold, aloof, stand-off’ish, not wanting to be bothered, stuck-up…which gives others the wrong impression of me. So I’ve promised myself that whenever I meet someone for the first time, I will make it a point to smile, hug (I don’t shake hands…LoLoL), and engage in a cordial conversation with them. I figure if I do this enough, eventually it will come naturally to me. Kitchen Let’s be real here: I’m a great cook. But I need to branch out more. I’m really great with ‘soul food’ and grilling (Southern Girl), but I’d like to learn be more of a gourmet cook. With Google, food blogs, and YouTube, there’s really no excuse but to do it. So I plan to learn to cook a new dish once a month #letsberealistic A New Home Later in the year, I am anticipating changes within my household. Therefore, the condo living is out and a real single-family house will be in. #fistpumpLove Me For Who I Am I know I’m not the Lone Ranger here, but I am VERY critical of myself. I feel like nothing about me is great…physically. My body type, my teeth, my hair, my skin, my smile, my arms, EVERYTHING!!! I am so unhappy with my physical body but never do anything about it. While I can’t change my smile, I can do so much about the rest (workout, skin & hair regimen). But most importantly, I can and should learn to love and embrace what was given to me.!!!
2016 has been a pretty good year for me but I’m anticipating 2017 being a GREAT year for my family and me (for personal reasons). I want to thank each of you for taking the time to stop by and showing my blog, Instagram, and Twitter some love. And I hope you stay awhile…
I would love to hear some of your goals. And let me know how you brought the new year in! Seriously, I want the deets!!!
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