Happy New Year friends and cheers to another year of making memories, experiencing life, and challenging yourself to become a better ‘you’!
Most people this time of year anticipate all the possibilities that may come about in the new year. ‘Resolutions’ start popping up in the mouthes of just about everyone, and I must say that I’ve never felt the ‘resolution fever’ more than I have the past few days! 2015 was SO good to me and I am hoping for continued blessings in 2016.
Since, a ‘resolution’ is simply a decision to do/not do something in order to resolve a problem. I thought it a good idea to develop my own, as well as encourage others to do the same. That being said, you all are about to find out just what problems I intend to resolve in my life this year. In return, maybe you’ll discover that we are dealing with similar situations, and my personal resolutions just might guide you toward your own.
My 2016 Resolutions-by Samantha Lanier
- Bring my lunch to work more often. I work right across the street from Panera, so as you can imagine, it’s quite difficult to avoid grabbing the infamous ‘You Pick 2’ everyday! Unfortunately, not only does this wear a hole in my pocket, but it also tacks on some extra cushion around the midline. I love this resolution, because of the ‘kill two birds with one stone’ impact it will have on my life.
- Strengthen my core muscles. Back in October, when Wesley and I visited Nashville, I incidentally popped 3 ribs out of place. The past two months have been hard maintaining vertebral and pelvic alignment and I’ve constantly been in discomfort. My best friend (a physical therapist) has lectured me about the importance of strengthening my core muscles, in order to avoid persistent problems. She also warned me that future pregnancies will be painful if I do not prepare my body. Again, this is another ‘two-for-one’ resolution that I am greatly looking forward to starting.
- Become a more practiced house wife. February will mark Wesley and I’s 1 year wedding anniversary and 1 year of living together. I have worked very hard this past year to learn his mother’s recipes, keep the house clean, do the laundry, etc. However, I know I can do better. I believe it’s like learning to ride a bike…you can take off that first time, but it won’t be as steady as your tenth.
- Blog 1x/week. I started this blog in July (2015) when I was out-of-comission due to a small foot surgery. I didn’t start for the sake of fame-and-fortune. I simply wanted to provide myself a creative outlet, something I could call my own, a way to pass the time when my new husband worked late hours, and a way to document my new life as a ‘Lanier’. I received some good feedback over the past 5 months, started getting asked for advice, and was even given the opportunity to work with one of my favorite companies! This year I would like to put more into this little blog, in order to keep it going and growing.
So there they are…all of my resolutions for 2016! If you are having a hard time coming up with your own resolutions, try starting with your problems and work backward. So many people never maintain their resolutions past the month of January because they aren’t motivated enough. I truly believe that motivation comes from the need to resolve and if there is no problem at hand, you’re heart probably isn’t going to be in it.
Friends/Family/Followers: Let’s help keep each other accountable. Share this image on social media with your personal 2016 resolutions in caption and tag 3 friends. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #resolutionfever and #livelaughlanier. I greatly appreciate your participation, feedback, and support.