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Year in Review & New Year’s Goals

Good Morning everyone!

I hope everyone is off to great start today. I woke up early to take care of somethings for “ze blog” and I went shopping early this morning before the mall was full. It was so nice because as I was leaving it got packed (thank goodness for waking up early!). So, I guess you can say I’ve already completed my day! (But not really)

As you can tell by the title, today’s post is about reflection of this year, as well as goals for the new year. I don’t like to use the word “resolution” because I feel it gives bad luck, at least for me. Every time I make a “New Year’s Resolution,” I tend to not stick to it. Is anyone else like that? It might just be me.

Let’s start with major things that happened this year for me.

1. Went to my favorite city, New York.a. Many of you may not know this about me but it literally is my favorite city! Some people don’t like it because it’s crowded & cold but I love it. I don’t see it that way at all, so any time I get to go during the year it’s an awesome thing for me!
2. Hit quarter mark
a. I turned 25 this past year! I kept thinking how scary it sounded to be “25” but I’ve learned a lot this past year and can’t wait to see what turning 26 will bring!
3. Went to Disney World!a. Okay yes I’m 25 years old and I had never been to Disney! Also I am a huge Disney freak (yes I said it) so many people were shocked to hear it was my first time. It was a huge thing on my bucket list and now I can successfully cross it off!
4. Got a new car!
a. So, I upgraded my baby this year and I am so happy with my car! I might not have been in the color I wanted (it’s blue) but it has four wheels, moves, and has an awesome audio system. Oh, and a sunroof which was a huge thing for me!
5. Started my blog!
a. Okay so I was going to put this as number 1 but I thought it might be to cliché. Nonetheless I am super super happy that I could start this blog! It’s something I had debated on for a while and with the help of friends & family I was finally able to do it! I’m still learning a lot but I’ve also learned a lot.
6. Adopted my doga. Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning my baby Bubbles! She has brought so much joy to my life and I learn more about her every day! She has so much energy and is just as sweet as can be. I’m so happy she chose me to be her mommy. 🙂
7. Trip to Sin Citya. Lots of traveling went on this list and this one was also on my bucket list. I guess this year was all about traveling, which isn’t a bad thing. 😉 As many of you know I recently took a trip to Las Vegas and had a blast! There are some many thing I still want to do so another trip will definitely be happening!


New Year’s Goals

1. Start working out again.
a. Before I started my full-time job, I was always eating right and going to the gym. I kept up with it for about 4 months and then everything came to a stop. Don’t get me wrong I’ve worked out after that and tried dieting but it just hasn’t been something constant. This year I want to make it constant and with the help of some of my holiday gifts (and the Victoria Secret Semi Annual sale!) I should be back to where I would like to be.
2. Make it to church more often.
a. This was a goal of mine about 2 years back and I did great! I went every Sunday and now it’s kind of been more like every other Sunday. I really like that faith is something that I share with my boyfriend and that it’s something that has somewhat tied us together. I definitely need to start going back every Sunday.
3. Save some more money.
a. Someday I would like to buy a house (I mean who doesn’t?) and I need to start saving more money than I am. Don’t get me wrong I have money stashed away but I know I could be better about this.
4. Grow my blog!
a. Again going to start with this but I feel like it’s such a cliché. Every blogger (no matter new or old) wants to grow their blog! As I mentioned, I’ve learned so much these past 6 months and I know there is so much more. Eventually, it would be nice to turn this into my full-time job as so many bloggers have. It’s not only a goal of mine but also a dream.
5. Be a bit more organized.
a. Okay so those who know me think that I’m organized (at least that’s what they say) but I think I could be a bit more organized. With work & play I feel like I’ve got it in the bag but my god could I be better at home! I feel like one day I clean and the next day it’s like a tornado hit. Those who keep their home clean 100% of the time please give me some tips!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading about this year and what I’m looking for next year. A lot of great things came this year and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me. Let me know what are some of your goals for the upcoming year down below!

XOXO,

 

Silvia M.

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67 Comments

  • Reply Faith Allyn Dumais

    It seems like you had a great 2016! You’re goals for 2017 sounds great as well. I totally understand saving money- I need to do that too!

    December 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you and yes I need to save more! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

      December 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Tori

    So exciting that you were able to travel so much this year! I love New York too, and am hoping to be able to call it home very soon!!

    Tori

    December 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Omg that is so exciting! That’s a dream of mine to live there! I just love the city!

      December 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm
      • Reply Liz

        I agree. New York is the best! Also love that you went to Disney World

        January 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply redheadbabymama

    So many travel milestones in here, that’s great! I’m a part of the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel… a wealth of information for the parks that I didn’t know existed until a few years ago. I hope you get to revisit the parks and see even more!

    December 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you and I’m hoping to visit the Disney parks again soon! 🙂

      December 30, 2016 at 1:04 am
  • Reply Mandy @ A Cupful of Carters

    Looks like you had an exciting 2016! I wish you the best on knocking out all your goals for 2017.

    December 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply GenTwenty (@gen_twenty)

    Looks like you had a great year! I’ll be 27 soon and I’ve never been to Disney either, lol. Some of my goals for next year are to read 84 books, travel to 3 new international destinations, and hike a new trail every month. Cheers to a new year!

    Nicole | GenTwenty

    December 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      You have some great goals! I would love to travel internationally! I have so many places on my bucket list.

      December 30, 2016 at 1:05 am
  • Reply My Little Box of Tricks

    Your puppy is SO cute! I’m so happy you were able to accomplish as much as you did and I’m looking forward to watching you kick 2017’s butt!

    December 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thank you that’s so sweet!

      December 30, 2016 at 1:05 am
  • Reply Rachel

    I love your eyelashes and lips tee shirt in that first photo! So cute and festive on you!

    December 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply McKenna Bleu

    That fur clutch is adorable!

    December 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    2016 was a great year for you! Love your dog, we have 2 and they are so much part of our family. Good luck with your goals for 2017, and I don’t think anyone is able to keep their house clean 100% of the time without a live-in maid! I am constantly cleaning and tidying and it only ever looks good for about 5 minutes!

    December 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Haha I feel your pain! Trying to come up with a plan to keep it tidy and it’s hard.

      December 30, 2016 at 1:06 am
  • Reply GingerGoose Boutique

    It sounds like 2016 was an exciting year! I love your goals for 2017 too! Hey, I’m 32 and I’ve never been to DisneyWorld so you beat me! Congratulations on everything!

    December 29, 2016 at 8:49 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you and hopefully you will get the chance soon!

      December 30, 2016 at 1:07 am
  • Reply ruyakirac

    My goal for 2017 is to also save money! But it looks like you had a great year!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

    December 29, 2016 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply rainbowflash94yahoocom

    I went to NYC and Disney this year too! Such fun places to travel too. 😀 Happy New Year’s weekend girl!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    December 29, 2016 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply foodiefindshome

    You have a great blog! I have no doubt that it will grow immensely and that you will do amazing things in 2017. Have a wonderful New Year! I love your recap and I look forward to reading more.

    December 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks for the well wishes!

      December 30, 2016 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Kirsten

    I love that blush clutch! I love that it matches your shoes too!

    December 30, 2016 at 12:37 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Looks like you had a fantastic year– can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for you. Happy New Year!

    PS- I just wore that same lashes/lip tee yesterday, one of my faves!

    December 30, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Rachel Catherine

    Sounds like you had a good 2016! I hope happiness continues for you in the new year and you accomplish some of your goals.

    December 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂

      January 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Molly Kumar

    Looks like 2016 was a fun n exciting year. Adopting a dog is so much on my list and I hope I can soon get one. BTW, Bubbles looks so cute.

    December 31, 2016 at 2:05 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thanks! She is a sweetie 🙂

      January 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply reesann723

    I adore that shirt!!!! Best of luck on reaching your goals in 2017! I bet with your motivation, there will be no issues!

    December 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Cristina Mandujano

    Aw, love that picture of you in your UH gear! Thats where I go 🙂 Go coogs! I love your goals for this year. I also want to save more money!

    January 1, 2017 at 8:52 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thanks! Go Coogs!

      January 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Donah @ SweetJellyBean

    What an amazing year you had! I love Year in Review posts because it gives us a way to reflect on the things that have happened as well as reminisce special moments. I love your outfit by the way in your first image. I’m all about graphic tees and blush-anything. Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂

      January 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply adriana

    I want to start working out more too! I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!

    January 2, 2017 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Theresa

    Your achievements for the year are awesome! I went to Disney World and NYC too. It was so much fun.

    January 3, 2017 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Melissa Vera

    Wow it looks like you had an exciting year last year. Congratulations on adopting your fur baby.

    January 3, 2017 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Catherine Murton

    Congrats on starting your blog! It’s great to have something for yourself. Your pup is too cute too! Have a great 2017!

    January 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Julie Porter

    I love New York City too! My family doesn’t understand it, but there is just something so special about that city. Don’t feel bad about not having been to Disney by your age, I’m almost double your age (shhh!) and I haven’t been there! At least now you’ve been and you have checked it off your bucket list!

    January 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thank you! 🙂 and don’t worry I’m sure you will go one day!

      January 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    You had a delightful year and your goals are worthy and sound (and not so cliche, its the deep regard you have for the goal that counts.

    January 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Megan mccoig

    Wow. What an incredible 2016 you had. Made me so excited for my first ever trip to New York next month! Also, your dog is SO cute!

    January 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I’m excited for you! You’re going to have a great time! And thank you! She is a sweetie 🙂

      January 4, 2017 at 10:12 am
  • Reply CECILIA keki CANNON (@homewithkeki)

    you got some great goals here, I have some of the same, work out and blog growth! thanks for sharing your year in review!! and congrats on the new car

    January 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Dawn McAlexander

    2016 seemed like it was a pretty good year for you. I think we should try to make 2017 even better, don’t you agree?

    January 3, 2017 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Debra

    What a great year of fun things that have happened. Love the goals for the new year too!

    January 3, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Ana De-Jesus

    Bubbles is so cute! Well done you managed to achieve so much in one year and it looks like this year will be just as exciting!

    January 4, 2017 at 5:33 am
  • Reply annalisanuttall

    Sound like 2016 was an awesome year. Bring on 2017! I also love New York City. xx

    January 4, 2017 at 6:12 am
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    It sounds like you had a wonderful year, and you’ve made some great plans for this year.

    January 4, 2017 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Irina

    Wow how amazing. I love that you adopted your dog and that you started this blog. Your blog is inspiring. Keep doing what your doing. I too started working out this year. So far so good but it’s only the begaining. Going to church more often is one we need to do too. We travel often but there is always a church near by.

    January 4, 2017 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Brittany

    It looks like you had an awesome year! Based on your goals for 2017 you’re on track for an even better year this time around!

    January 4, 2017 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Veronica

    Wow, you had a wonderful year!
    I was afraid of my every Birthday before I turned 30. And now I realized that my lufe is better than I could even dream.
    Happy New Year!

    January 4, 2017 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Erica Gwynn

    Ahhhh lovelovelove your dog…his little perked up ears are the cutest! What a year girlfriend!

    Coming Up Roses

    January 4, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Rachel Lavern

    It is a good idea /practice to review a year before entering a new one. Glad that you enjoyed 2016 and hope that 2017 is even better.

    January 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I’m usually in NYC every month and I just love spending time there. It’s got an energy like nowhere else!

    January 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Robin Rue

    You look like you had an amazing year! Here is to starting something new and I wish you luck and good wishes on all this years goals!

    January 4, 2017 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Amanda Love

    Looks like you had an amazing time the past year! I also went to NY and Disney with my daughter! We spent December just enjoying and having fun. I hope this year will be good to all of us! I am loving your goals!

    January 4, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Carolyn

    You had a great year. Fun travels, new dog and car all such fun things. I hope you have a great 2017 too.

    January 4, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply almostindianwife

    Wow it sounds like 2016 was amazing for you! Oh wow your pup is so cute! We’re dying to get a new dog this year. I think ours would love having a little friend.

    January 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww I hope you can get a little friend for him!

      January 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Donna

    Looks like you had a great year! I agree that NYC is the best city in the world. 😉 Also! I’m obsessed with the shirt you have on in the first photo! Where is it from? Its so adorable.

    January 5, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply The Trophy WifeStyle

    Awwwww looks like you had one awesome year!!! So happy to see you doing so well. I hope you have just as fabulous of a year in 2017!!!

    January 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply savagesevenblog

    From your pics and descriptions you had an amazing year which is good bc I know alot of people didn’t have the greatest 2016. Here’s to another great year.

    January 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply jlawsonn

    It looks like you had a great 2016. I just love Disney World, haven’t been to NY yet but I will make it there someday. Best of luck in your goals for 2017.

    January 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you and I hope you are able to go to NY soon!

      January 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm

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