Year in Review: 2017

Well, it’s that time of year again… time to write down how I will do better next year and review all of the ways I didn’t do it last year. Here is how 2017 looked for me:


Drink more water: This year I actually decided not to write this down as a resolution, because every year I write it down and almost every year I don’t. So instead, I started trying to carry a water bottle with me and keep a glass of water next to my bed. Between the two I have drastically increased my intake.

The year of the good skin: if you know me, you’ll know that I have quite dry and acne prone skin. So this year my goal was to treat my skin better, I have actually invested time into researching products for my skin type rather than just buying random ones from Shoppers when I need them. This year I have bought products that work for me and continue to try and wash my face twice a day.

Buy new underwear: this may be too much information and I know it seems pretty easy. But the premise was this: I have been holding on to the same old undies for years to the point where they are falling apart. Since the New Year I have completely reinvented myself-only new undies for this gal.

Be more interesting/ try new things: I mean, I didn’t learn to embroider like I had hoped to. But I did successfully complete a bullet journal, I watched more vine compilations that I care to admit and I posted on my blog more consistently.

Complete masters: I set the bar high, perhaps I forgot about my insane tendency to put things off, but it looks like completing my master’s degree will be a 2018 thing.

Along with these *attempts* to change myself I also learned:

Memories are souvenirs too: you don’t always need to buy a postcard, a t-shirt or that tacky ornament that you see on vacation

Nor do you have to capture every moment on your camera, memories are the heart and soul of travelling and they don’t cost a thing.

Life isn’t perfect: this year was filled with many ups and downs, but overall I feel like I learned to make the best out of shitty situations and try and enjoy as much as possible.

My drag queen alter-ego: her name is “Dedna Ditch” and her slogan is “ I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time”.

I hope that 2018 offers you all a chance to grow, try news things and most of all- buy new underwear.

Cheers!

New Year, New Me

That’s right folks, we are almost an entire month into the new year. Rather than posting a write up on all of my New Years Resolutions at the beginning of the new year, I thought I would be more interesting to check in a month in and see how much I am actually keeping up with those resolutions.


Drink more water: This year I actually decided not to write this down as a resolution, because every year I write it down and almost every year I don’t. So this year I challenged myself to start drinking more water and keeping track of when I hit my goal. And the results are surprising, more often then not I have hit my daily water goal. Although this wasn’t something I wrote down, I still find myself extremely proud for accomplishing a small goal for myself.

The year of the good skin: if you know me, you’ll know that I have quite dry and acne prone skin. So this year my goal is to treat my skin better, I have actually invested time into researching products for my skin type rather than just buying random ones from Shoppers when I need them. And obviously drinking more water has helped with this one. I wouldn’t say my skin is great now, but I am more conscious of what I put on my face and in my body.

Buy new underwear: This may be too much information and I know it seems pretty easy. But the premise was this: I have be holding on to the same old undies for years to the point where they are falling apart. So a few weeks ago, I went out and bought more underwear than is socially acceptable to buy all at once and revelled in how nice it is to treat yourself to the basics every once in a while.

Be more interesting/ try new things: I mean… if what I haven’t said yet hasn’t screamed “OMG I AM SO INTERESTING” then maybe this will: I have actually signed up for yoga and pilates classes, I have also been keeping a bullet journal, and threw my mom a surprise party. (Interesting & new right?)

Complete masters: I mean.. this isn’t a resolution but it is something I want to do this year. I set the bar high for myself.

I hope 2017 is off to a great start for you all and you all have magically become the best versions of yourself! *sarcasm*

B.