Happy New Year! Every time a new year comes around, I always feel the need to create a long list of resolutions. If 2020 and 2021 have taught me anything it’s we have literally no control. None at all. I don’t want to go into 2022 thinking I’ll conquer the world and scratch one hundred things off my bucket list. As hopeful as I am, I know that’s just not going to happen.
I’ve also stopped going into each new year wanting to lose a certain amount of weight or attributing the success of the year to my physical appearance. It’s exhausting. Overall, I’m making an effort to be more mindful of what I’m consuming and trying to stay active.
This year I’ll be turning 30 so health is definitely important to me but so is enjoying my life. I will not say no to an impromptu brunch date nor will I turn down a couple of mimosas.
In my first post of the year, I thought it was would be great to share my goals for 2022 that are not focused on my physical appearance.
Create More Content
It is a goal of mine to one day take content creation and blogging full time. Towards the last leg of 2021, I landed some of my dream brand partnerships – including Amazon and H&M, to name a few! I’m certain that these opportunities were a direct result of my consistency and dedication.
I also signed more brand deals and made more money in 2021 through content creation than I ever have before. It was a great year. This year I want to focus on planning each quarter with intention and have clear goals.
Read More Books
I’ve always loved reading but being in university full time, leisurely reading was not exactly a priority. I barely wanted to read required textbooks let alone make time to read for fun. Since graduating last spring, I’ve acquired a lot more flexibility in my post-work schedule.
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve finished reading this book and I’ve just started Sarah’s Key. I used to follow Oprah’s Book Club and pick books based on her recommendations. I now have a coworker who is an insane bookworm and is always happy to lend me books.
Cook More at Home
Living in the heart of the city and working long hours is a recipe for regular takeout orders. We’ve become all too familiar with Ubereats, far more than I’d like to admit.
I finally joined the air fryer club and got this one for Christmas. Let me just say: it’s been a game-changer. Making midweek dinner the past few days has been so easy. I can’t believe it took us this long to get one. Dinner lately has been a variety of roasted veggies (brussel sprouts and sweet potato are a current favourite) and protein.
To add to the “make things at home” movement, we finally invested in a Nespresso Vertuo machine. Again, another appliance that is worth the investment. While we owned a Keurig prior to getting a Nespresso, we didn’t enjoy the coffee it made so it was rarely used. I’ll share a full review soon!
While we’re currently in the middle of a lockdown in Ontario as I write this, the sentiment remains the same. As soon as is it safe to travel, we want to get back to seeing the world or exploring within Canada. We want to take advantage of long weeks to take road trips or short-haul flights.
We’re also making it a point to utilize our credit cards more so we can take advantage of the travel points!
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