1. Cook more often. I have a binder filled with recipes waiting to be tried. But as someone whose family owns restaurants, cooking has never really been a thing for me. But this is the year things will change! I got a food processor and a beautiful cast iron skillet for Christmas, so I'm excited to put those to use. And I am proud to say that I have already cooked a number of meals this month! Subscribing to food52.com's email list and checking out blogs like Skinny Taste are great for inspiration.
yummy mashed potato cakes with broccoli and cheese via food52.com
I have no idea what these people are doing at
Chaise Fitness, but it looks like it's good for toning!
I've always loved a good chart via LearnVest
4. Explore New York more. There are so many wonderful things to explore in this city, many for free, and I definitely do not take advantage of them. I also get an awesome corporate discount at many museums here, so there is no excuse not to go! This article really inspired me to get out more and try new things.
5. Spend more time on hobbies. I used to do a lot of painting, sketching and photography, and I would love to get back into that. I have a sewing machine at my mom's that I still haven't used. I also plan to actually get prints of the photos I take and fill actual photos albums. It's just so much better to be flipping through the physical pictures, instead of viewing a slideshow on a screen.
6. Blog more consistently. I'll be honest - blogging while working full time takes a lot of dedication and time management, something I have definitely been slacking on. I too could be photographed every day in perfect hair and makeup with a fabulous outfit, if I only didn't have to be in an office for at least 8 hours of the day! Not to knock bloggers who have managed to make a career out of it, but it is much easier to create content for posts when you aren't confined withing the walls of an office all day, five days a week.
What are your resolutions and goals for 2014?