Second Chances Girl - a Miami family and lifestyle blog!: 2015 Resolutions & Word of the Year

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Resolutions & Word of the Year

I've been back and forth on whether to do resolutions or a word of the year for a couple weeks now. I like making resolutions. Sure I don't always get to all of them but I like having a list to look at throughout the year of stuff I want to do. I've never had a word of the year and have seen posts all over the blog o'sphere for them so I wanted to try that out too. Since it has been so hard for me to pick, I decided to do both!! I'm going to share them with you here on the blog for two reasons: 1)they are written down so it helps me remember and 2) so you can hold me accountable if you see me straying a bit.

1. Get in shape. 
I need to lose about 15 minutes and gain some muscle. These back rolls and flabby arms just aren't attractive! I also will be tracking this on my blog on a monthly feature so look for the first one soon!

2. Grow my blog.
 I will be dedicating more time to my blog, more posting, responding to comments, reading other's posts and commenting.

3. Travel for my blog. 
I want to go to a conference outside of Miami and meet bloggy friends in person!

4. Be a more understanding parent. 
This is a hard one. My son is currently in a tough phase where he thinks he is an adult and I can lose my temper quickly with him. I want to be more understanding with him and let him be a kid!

5. Go on 2 family vacations!
I already paid off the Disney Cruise in May and I want to start planning a ski vacation for end of the year! Oh and maybe a stop in Disney in the summer! 

6. Help others
I started with a complete purge of items and clothing on Dec 31st but I really want to focus on helping others. We have way too much when others have none. I also want to get my kids more involved in volunteering now that they are older!
My word for 2015 is BELIEVE!! 

I will believe in myself and all that I am capable of. I will believe that I am a good parent. I believe in the importance of helping others and vow to do more of it this year! I believe that this will be my best year yet!

So now that I shared mine, tell me did you make any resolutions or pick a word of the year?


  1. what awesome goals!!! I am hoping to grow my blog, too! But I am not sure how that is going to go! Helping others is always great! My word for 2015 is "Try" I tend to give up on things that look too hard but I have decided to just TRY and see how far I can get!

  2. These are fantastic goals and some are very similar to mine! Great choice on your word too! You should look into attending BlogU '15!

  3. Love this friend! Your goals are similar to mine. We can do this! My word would be "perseverance". Keep going even when things get tough! I tend to give up on things easily when it becomes too much or too hard. Something I'm working on.

  4. Believe is a beautiful word.
    I love that you're traveling for your blog! I have only done that once for a conference, and then small roadtrips to meet up with local friends.
    We're heading to St. Augustine soon - keep Florida warm for us!

  5. Happy 2015! I love your word of the year! I haven't come up with one yet.

    Lots of of great goals for you this year! I wish you lots and lots and lots of success!



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