Sunday, January 4, 2015

Renew, Refresh & Repeat

See, I get it. You think this is another one of those new year, new me things. Okay, I guess I might as well admit it to you. As you keep on reading you'll see that it is...NOT another one of those new year, new me things. It's a little too late in the game for that now. I mean how can I honestly change ME- me meaning the experiences I've had over the 19 year period of my life within the span of 1 year. Okay, it's not impossible, but it's definitely going to take more than a year to change you as a being unless you were not born too long ago- then I guess that could change things a bit.

I'm so over New Year's Resolutions. I've made too many promises to myself for the new year that have been left unaccomplished. But come on, haven't we all? And I've realized with me it seems as if every time the year ends and goals have been unaccomplished, it's time to give up. It's like I've failed myself and society. But something I've noticed myself doing is setting the same resolution for the next year again. That's why I no longer consider them resolutions, but instead goals & dreams not only for the year for the long term (or even the short term because it shouldn't take years for me to get around to reorganizing my closet, but then just might).

There's nothing wrong with not accomplishing your resolutions for the previous year as long as you continue working towards it. So allow me to reintroduce myself with some of my goals and dreams:

1. Learn how to code- HTML & CSS

<!DOCTYPE html>
<h1>My First Heading</h1>
<p>My first paragraph.</p>

Hahaha. You probably didn't even understand what any of that meant. Let's be real...I didn't either, but don't worry I'm getting there. Before you know it, I'll be throwing codes at you left and right.

2. Clean Out & Organize my Closet

Okay. This one is urgent. I have a huge weakness for sales, my unique thrift finds and cute things in general. It has gotten to the point where my closet has expanded beyond its maximum capacity. And please keep in mind, I also dorm so the other half of my closet is not even at home. 

My goal is to fit everything in my closet and organize it because let's face it when I decide to dig a little deeper within my closet than I usually do (I just usually take whatever clothes are on the top) I always discover a new piece of clothing that I didn't recall even purchasing. I know it's bad. But, don't worry I've ordered some storage bins and a clothing rack. So I'll be able to keep my closet organized and neat for at least a few days.

3. Open up an online shop. This is pretty self-explanatory. It's always something I've wanted to do- fill up an online shop with curated fashion finds by the one and only moi!

4. Work Out & Get My Abs Back 
I know what you're thinking like come on! Isn't this everyone's goal for the new year? Get back in shape and go to the gym more often, but by the second week of the new year, this is another forgotten resolution. I'm not gonna lie to you, it is.

5. Gain Some Healthy Weight. Again I know what you're thinking this is a total contradiction to that (the above). But guess what, just because you're slim, it doesn't mean you're fit. I miss the days when I could do ten push ups (whew! such a workout). But seriously, I need to eat healthier and pack on just a little more pounds.

6. Cook & Bake!
Last year, you would've never found me in a kitchen, but these days something has changed. I love baking and when I'm hungry I love looking for new recipes to try instead of just eating the food already in the fridge. I would like to do this more often and learn more African recipes.

7. Shop less. Like I said above. I have a weakness for sales, my fancy thrift finds and all cute things. Shopping less would definitely solve my closet problem and is probably the right prescription for the pain I feel when I look at my bank account statements.

8. Travel!
I don't travel much especially during the summer I usually stick to the 5 block radius surrounding my house (okay maybe that's a little too extreme, but I usually stay in New York). This summer, my goal is to go to France and California! Once again, I know what you're thinking (you should just call me a psychic at this point). What big dreams you have, Aissatou? As if you're really going to go from the 5 block radius around your house to another country completely and to the other side of the country. God-willing it will happen. California has always been a dream for me, more than France. I know crazy right? But these are my dreams and goals and I will do what I can to make them happen.

What are your dreams and goals? More importantly, do you have a game plan to achieve them?

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  1. These are great goals; I love everyone one of them. Happy new year to you.

  2. Nice! Have a fantastic 2015!

  3. This year I want to be closer to God, fitter and I want to blog more. Good luck with your resolutions and thank you for your comment. xx

    1. Good luck with your resolutions as well and happy new year!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    You've got a new follower.
    Have a fantastic New year. I also want to bake and travel.
    Es x x

  5. This is a wonderful post.

  6. I totally agree with these goals - organising my wardrobe, getting fitter, and travelling lots are definitely things that I will be hoping to achieve this year too!

  7. Amazing new year goals, getting fitter and wardrobe organising is a brilliant one.

    1. Yes, those are the most important ones too. I'm going to try and start organizing next week. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. I also need to hit the gym this newyear

  9. OKAY a lot of these are familiar to me! Besides rollin' up in the gym (because I will not be), I'm totally trying to do most of these as well! I'm pretty good at coding certain things already, but I'd like to polish those skills. I also really want to take many small trips this year (& forever). Visit a few states I've never been to, etc. Good luck—it's a daily decision & we can do it! I think the key is making each task a habit, like brushing teeth, yes?

    / okaythanksmaria

    1. Lol yess let's make it seem like brushing teeth!

  10. Coding is one great skill to have, I completely agree. These are great resolutions for sure!

    Jeez I'm on that gain some healthy weight notion, and yes I was running the other day and my heart was beating way faster than normal, then I started to change things up a little.

    Goodluck with these, however.

    Coco L'Amour



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