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Inspiration for 2014

I’ve never been one to make resolutions. I can’t keep them, I’ve never felt the great desirable need to make one, and it can feel like a lot of pressure to start off the year with a commitment I may or may not keep. What I have done instead the past few years is make an inspiration board with images and notes about what I want to do. This keeps me accountable, and seeing the images reminds me what I need or want to do. Pinterest has always been my go-to for this (shocking, I know). So today I’m sharing with you my Pinspiration for 2014.

1. Yoga


I blog about yoga all the time. With my busy schedule, I have stopped doing 30 minutes or more yoga a day, which I did that and more over the summer. I’ve finally accepted that I need to suck it up and fork over the money for classes so that I am positive I will do it regularly. After 5 months, it’s pretty clear that I’m not going to do it at home every single day for 45 minutes.

2. Reading

It has never been easy for me to keep up with my reading during the school year. But my entire life is school year after school year now that I’m a teacher, and I need to keep reading. I love reading. And besides, how can I tell my students to read in their free time when I don’t? 
3. Organize and Stay Organized

My living space is still ridiculously unorganized. I just need to go through and fix it and then keep it organized. It will make me feel better and also serve as a reminder that I’m an adult and I’m not moving in a few months like it always was during college. 
4. Volunteer

Volunteering is important to me. Giving back to the community is important to me. So why don’t I?
4. Stick to the Diet

I don’t mean I want to lose weight or anything. But I have cheated on my anti-inflammatory diet way too much. I need to cut back on that and keep my core foods and meals on this track. It’s a medical reason, not a fad, and I really need to do it and keep with it.
5. Change my Attitude

This quote from Mother Teresa is one of my absolute favorites and the one I always go to. I need to change my attitude and outlook on life in order to be happier and have better relationships with, well everyone, including God. Reminding myself of this on a regular basis should make a positive difference in my life. 
5. Save to Reward

I really want to buy myself a good quality and classic bag as a reward for making it through my first year of teaching. That involves saving up the money over the next 6 months, with a wonderful reward at the end of it!
6. Save $$

I need to save money in general. I need a new car, I need a travel fund (going between Nashville and Boston is expensive, y’all), and I need to have some back up money just in case. I’m going to try using Carly’s saving method, so we will see how it goes! 

What are you doing for 2014? Resolutions, goals, inspiration? Leave me a comment so I can see yours, and follow me on Pinterest to see if I add more to it or just to follow what I post in general. Happy 2014!

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  • Reply Kate @ Another Clean Slate

    I definitely want to get more involved in the community too. It's one resolution I'm determined to keep. And love that bag!

    January 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Emily Woodard

    I really love that saving chart. It makes it seem so easy. I definitely need to not only save for the future, but save for rewards, like you. I often find myself starved from saving money…it's nice to treat yourself every now and then.

    January 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply The Girl who Loved to Write

    Love these! Great goals!

    January 2, 2014 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Karly Kim

    You definitely deserve that bag!! xoxo

    January 3, 2014 at 12:45 am
  • Reply Kathleen Walpole

    Just discovered your blog! Love it!


    January 3, 2014 at 4:39 am
  • Reply Kelley Moyer

    I will be doing the money saving chart also! I just got done making mine all pretty and will be going out tomorrow to buy a big jar for it!

    January 3, 2014 at 8:53 am
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