New Year - New Me

OK, so the blog title may be a little deceiving because I literally have not spent time thinking about my new years goals or resolutions. Usually I have a whole list ready to go before the New Year and it's nice to see what I have checked off and completed. Below were my 2014, 2015 goals, and now my 2016 goals that I'm going to make up as I go. In 2014, I did not accomplish any of my goals. In 2015, I did publish my first book on April 1. It's funny that my goal in 2015 included "Be cautious of my gambling habits" because I was literally in Wendover last night ringing in the New Year! And - for the record - I only lost $130 (would have been less but I still have a $13 Montego Bay ticket that I forgot to cash out :/ ). The last time I went to Wendover (Thanksgiving Day), I came home up $1,100 and when I went to Vegas a few weeks ago, I lost $500. Overall, the past few months, I have been up altogether :). New Years Eve was one of the best I had! I got off work at 3, headed home to grab some cash, and headed up to Wendover. I met up with Kylan, his aunt, and grandma. This was the second time I have seen him since June and things are going well. His Aunt and Grandma are the sweetest too. Andrea, Ish, and his two cousins met us in Wendover. Believe it or not, it was less about gambling, and more about friendships and conversation. We watched the Jazz game, danced for an hour and a half at Nugget, had plenty to eat (which included pizza of course!), did a lot of walking, spent some time up at the room, and just laughed. I had so much fun, I completely forgot to take pictures - actually - let me rephrase. I did not forget to take pictures, I was hardly on my phone all night and didn't want to use it. I'm kind of regretting it but at least I have a few that Andrea and Kylan took.

The more I think about it, the more I feel that 2016 will be a great year. I feel that 2015 was more about me, my happiness, what I wanted, and I want 2016 to be a more serious year for me. I want to build relationships and friendships and just enjoy being around others. I want to treasure the friendships that I have. I want to laugh, love, be happy, but not as selfish as 2015. 2015 was a year of "finding out what happiness is" and, although this will be an ongoing thing for me, I feel that I'm in a much better place than I was a year ago. A year ago, I was still focused on the past and past relationships. I'm ready to move on, move forward and live a happy life - whether I'm single or not :)


Here were my 2014 goals:
$5,000 in Savings
Get Engaged
Publish my Book
Run a 5K
Be at 125lbs
Start a business
Get a raise
Get off Zoloft

Here are my 2015 goals:
Publish my Book
Finish and complete a second book (Not necessarily publish)
Lose 20 pounds by May (Hawaii!)
Exercise 2-3X per week
Be cautious of my gambling habits (Set limits)
Find out what happiness is

2016 goals:
Complete the second book on my Dad
Exercise 2-3X per week
Lose 15 pounds (I currently weigh 145)
Be cautious of gambling habits (Set limits)
$5,000 in Savings
Get a raise (promotion, etc)


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