“You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

Happy New Year!!!  I took yesterday off because the champagne was pourin’ (cause you know it was mandatory, three snaps), and today I thought I would share what some of my goals are for 2015.

1)  Be more open and vulnerable on this blog.

I think I have been a little too vanilla on this blog.  I love some of these personal posts (like this one or this one) where I’ve just put my heart and thoughts out there.  I’ve been nervous about the feedback I could receive, possibly  hurtful or negative. However, YOUR responses to these type of posts have been beyond inspiring to me, and this is a huge reason why I want to be more vulnerable on CBL.

Stay tuned, I’ve got (what I think is) a really great personal post coming up on 1/8!

2)  Go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier.

I’m a night owl.  Always have been.  Christian, on the other hand, has to go to bed early in preparation for is often 5AM wake-up call to get ready for early rounds at the hospital.  I have tried to be better about going to sleep earlier so I can get up with him. Even if just for the time to share a cup of coffee before saying goodbye, I really love the mornings I can drag myself out of bed.Because I’m such a night owl, it’s a constant struggle, but I have bought a really annoying loud alarm to hopefully help with this goal!

3)  Do more Pilates.

When I moved to California, I traded Pilates for a gym membership.  Pilates is pricey, but what I wasn’t taking into consideration was that that price is for not only great results, but also for a therapeutic, relaxing hour that keeps my back pain minimal and my mind clear.So now, I never go to the gym OR do Pilates… which was definitely not the plan!  This year I want to get back into it.  It’s worth the money.

4)  Travel as much as possible.

Christian and I definitely packed a lot of travel into the first year we moved to California.  It’s the splurge we both agree 100% on! The past six-months we have slacked in organizing weekend getaways and trips, and I am about to crack the whip.  We are too close to so many amazing places not to take advantage of it – so we have some 2015 trips in the works.

5)  Branch out in the kitchen.

Now that we have a grill again, we love to grill out for almost every weeknight meal.  Chicken or beef, veggies and salad are our routine.  I still love these meals, but I want to challenge myself to get a little more creative in the kitchen.  The catch: this also requires time, which I don’t have a lot of during the week. #thestruggleisreal

2014 has been SUCH a year to remember, in great part to you guys!! Thank you so much for being a part of this memorable year. Tell me – what are some of your goals!?  And tell me what you did last night – seriously, I want the deets.

Thanks for reading – XO –

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  1. Very excited for resolution 1! Brave move and I am sure it will be rewarding. You have a great writing style and as someone who has been reading your blog for a long time now (which I completely just stumbled across a few years ago looking for some Carrie Bradshaw trivia for a quiz) I am greatly looking forward to this development. The internet has become a cesspool of nastiness and unfortunately many blogs and bloggers recently have become victim to this often undirected bitchiness! Please remember to keep your head above it if it comes your way because you have a loyal reader base who would really love to get to know you more.

    Happy New Year from an reader in Ireland. x

    1. You have no idea how much your words mean to me. Thank you so much for your positivity and encouragement. And I love how you stumbled on CBL! Thank you again for reading and continuing to come back (some of those earlier years were ROUGH STUFF), honestly you have shared such a light with me. Thank you!! XO

  2. I echo Anonymous from above with the support for Resolution #1. I just found you TWO days ago and have already spent ages reading older posts. I have also followed links and ordered some items, eventually spending waaaaay too much money post Christmas. Can I blame our Visa bill on you when my husband asks? Being more vulnerable will be more exciting for you, which will add more energy to your work as a whole and this can only be a good thing! Life can get so mundane so quickly. Grab the opportunity to let loose and see what comes of it.
    As for your request for what I did for New Years Eve? My husband and our 13 year old went out for an East Indian feast which has become a tradition since our New Years six years ago which we spent in Agra, Rajasthan visiting the Taj Mahal. We loved our two months spent travelling around India and so we celebrate by remembering that wonderful Indian adventure through food. Once we were stuffed and waddling, with curry coming out our ears, we came home and watched Thomas Crown Affair. Again, becoming a bit of a tradition. This year was the first we let our daughter watch it as she turned 13 and figured it would be somewhat appropriate. Still, she told us it was a little too “racy” for her and we should have waited another year!! Haha!
    Ok. Responding to your blog was actually part of my New Years resolution. I have never written a response online to a blog post. Ever! My resolution is to stop with the thinking and start more DOING. Looking forward to reading more about your beautiful world and your sartorial choices. xo from Canada

    1. Oh my gosh I feel so lucky to be your first comment! Thank YOU for opening up and sharing! And I LOVE your Indian food tradition – that is so original and tied to such a special memory, I love it. My husband would love if action movies became a part of our holiday tradition, I know that for sure. 🙂 Thank you for your advice – I love the “Grab the opportunity to let loose and see what comes of it.” Preach!! XO and thank you so much for your kind words and for reading. Love to Canada!

  3. Happy New Year! Love your blog. You have great style & flair. I live the the OC & I look forward to your weekend getaway posts.

    1. Aw I love that! I will tell my husband your feedback so we can go MORE places. 🙂 I would love to hear your favorite getaway spot nearby!

  4. I love your blog! Your first resolution is exactly what I want to work on this year. I’m just getting started on my own blog and realized that I’ve been holding back way too much in my posts. I wrote about my resolutions here: http://wp.me/p5xsYd-3E and would love any feedback from you! Cheers to 2015!

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