Life of Adventure

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January is a month for reassessment. Goals are important & January is full of jotting down both short and long term milestones to work towards; as the saying goes, "goals are dreams with deadlines".

I'm a planner by nature, however, over the years I've learned to pull back in certain manners that I might better appreciate the present. Yes, there is a 6 month plan, and then an 18 month plan, but in certain areas of life there are open spaces for the unexpected.

That's why in 2015 I have not one, but two New Year's Resolutions Lists, one specific to achieving long term goals, and the other a fresh list of principles to live by...

First on the list of principles is the commitment to Lead a Life of Adventure. If you follow on Instagram or Pinterest, you know I suffer from chronic wanderlust, and will hop on a plane headed just about anywhere. Being from Alaska, I have an intense desire to explore and be oudoors, so spending the holidays at home has been a treat and the perfect way to kick off the new year. Also, on this list is the commitment to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle. I'm a very active person, but I really crave health & fitness to be such a natural part of my life that it's second nature! This year I want to be intentional about prioritizing physical, mental, and spiritual health. Over the last year I've made an effort to be more intentional about the things I buy and keep in my home, but this next principle will apply to all aspects of life, as I seek to Lead a Life of Simplicity. Don't get me wrong there will still be plenty of frivilous fun, but this is an effort to rid myself of the stuff that gets stored in a closet or cluttered in the corner of a room. I simply don't have the time or space for that kind of stuff anymore. Creatively, a major goal this year is to Lead with Originality. Trust me, I know that sounds cliche, but both in blogging and in my area of work it can be easy to fall back to the work of others for inspiration rather than stretching one's own creativity, so in 2015 we're going to try and seek inspiration in fresh sources. This goal was inspire by my friend Kathryn, an incredible woman and the design genius behind Creme Brands, which you should definitely follow! Finally, in the top five principles to live by in 2015, I commit to Leading a Life of Hard Work. I'm a firm believer that anything worth having takes hard work, so I don't want to complain when in the midst of getting there. I'm not a complainer by nature, but I can get anxious about things, so I suppose this is an effort to constantly remind myself that hard work is a good thing, so my attitude should reflect that positivity. Does that make sense?...

Anyways, there was a glimpse into these principles in last week's post, but I've decided to turn it into a desktop for daily inspiration. Interpret the list as you will, but I do hope you'll find inspiration for the new year in the words below. Would love to hear your some of your resolutions...

Happy New Year!

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