New Years Resolutions 2018

To be completely honest with you I am not good at New Years Resolutions. I always just say it out loud once to my husband or friends that I want what everyone wants… to get any version of a fitness routine. Basic, right? Well this year I found myself saying something different, heck feeling something different. Wanting an actual fresh start. Not just rolling my eyes at everyones resolutions while silently being jealous of their strength to even set goals out loud that may not be completed. It may be my OCD, but something about setting a goal that I may possibly not achieve makes me not only anxious but frankly just overall feel defeat instantly. Am I alone in this?

Well y’all, not this year. 2017 was a year of discovery for me. It was a rough one but I think it makes me feel stronger going into 2018. So here it goes. My 2018 resolutions that whether they are satisfied of not will exist in infamy here on ALP…

  1. Fall back in love with what I do.
    With my other business, Ronzio Digital, picking up the last several years I have put my beloved ALP on the back burner. I have such a deep love for this almost eight year old baby but found myself no longer excited to get a post up. From the Instagram algorithm kicking everyone’s butt to page views falling to getting confused looks when I tell people I left politics to blog full time, I felt defeated. Does no one care about the outfits I’m wearing? Heck, do I even care? Then as my life began to take on some rough bumps in the road last year I found myself wanting to share more than just a picture of me smiling in an outfit I curated but instead my travels, home, etc. Luckily after doing a small poll on Instagram Stories I found out that y’all feel the same. Fitness, home and beauty was what you all want more of. Talk about meant to be.
  2. Be a better wife and friend.
    I think I spent so much of 2017 discovering more about myself and trying to better myself that I forgot that the reason I could do this was because of the people around me. Getting to know yourself definitely helps you become a better friend, wife, sister or daughter but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are giving to those around you to your full capacity. I am determined this year to start to make a shift to being the best friend/wife I know I can be.
  3. Get healthy.
    I am the queen of mac and cheese. No really. It’s so known amongst my family and friends it has become laughable. I don’t really know a lot about healthy eating but have been making huge strides in understanding what goes in my body in the last year. This year I want it to become more natural for me to reach for the healthier options, learn to love/desire them. To try new foods (just tried a cauliflower crust for our pizza the other night and, guys, I’m in love), take some cooking classes and overall create a healthy habit are just a few things I want to insert into my healthy 2018.
  4. Create habits… good habits.
    Speaking of habits, we are all creatures of habit and whether it is good or bad we all have habits that we wish to alter. I am determined to make GOOD habits. Meal planning, some version of cardio daily, reaching out to someone just because and choosing to sit and chat with someone versus stare at the TV are just a few I have in mind. Consistency is key.
  5. Be a better listener.
    This is reallllly hard for me. I truly love chatting with people. Anyone really. I am an introverted extrovert and sometimes I find myself so excited to talk to someone but I feel like I am not fully absorbing what they are saying, but more just going through the motions (ie. how are you? how was your day?). I am determined to really listen to the answers to those sometimes throw away questions.

This is my first really life chat blog post in a very long time and frankly it felt good. I’m talking happy tears while typing good. I used to believe that when it came to my outfit posts you were here for the visuals. I am a strong believer in creating beautiful images over telling you why I put those pieces together. I think the images should speak for themselves. But when it comes to my lifestyle content, from here on known as A Lacey Perspective on Life, I want to chat with y’all more.

Happy New Year my loves and  let’s make 2018 the year of growth! xo

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Love this!! I’ve got such a good feeling about 2018! Here’s to a year of happiness!
x, B || http://www.brianaanderson.com

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Same girl! Lets do this!

xo
L

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So many good resolutions! I am with you on the eat healthier one! I really need to scale back on my sugar, and eat better!

XOXO
Cathy

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Me too! Cutting back on sugar is SO hard.

xo
L

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These are such great resolutions! The algorithm and other life duties have definitely killed my momentum with blogging but I am wanting to dig deeper in it this year.

-xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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We can do it!

xo
L

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All of this xo

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Thanks hun!

xo
L

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I love your blog, and I love this post!!! I am the mac and cheese queen, too! LOL! Everything from Velveeta Shells and Cheese to gourmet fun ones at straunts. Happy New Year!
xxoo
Mary
http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

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Thank you so much that means the world to me! HAHA me too on the shells, girl. Lets make that switch to healthy eating!

xo
L

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Our list of resolutions look very similar! Here’s to a happy and successful 2018!

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Good luck hun!

xo
L

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These are awesome resolutions girl!! You got this; happy new year!!

Kileen
cute & little

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Thank so much hun!

xo
L

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I love all of these resolutions, and love your blog! Keep up the great work girlie.

~Adriana
http://www.leopardmartini.com

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Thank you so much, Adriana! That means the world.

xo
L

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these are all great! I think I need some of these on my list too!!

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Thanks hun! I feel like I need to add so much more!

xo
L

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Best wishes on successfully reaching your goals! Your brows look Fabuluxe!

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HAHA! Thank you SO much!

xo
L

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I’m also going to try to be more healthy. I want to incorporate better meals into my daily routine but it’s hard to give up some of my favorite meals. Good luck on your goals!

http://morningchapter.com

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Be a better wife and friend. I am so on the same page with you!

Xo,
Steph
@trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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I’m right there with you re: habits! I’m going to ditch some old ones that are holding me back and pick up some new ones to propel myself further. Wishing you continued success this year! xo

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I love these resolutions! #1 is something I need to work on too!

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