18 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

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Tassel Tie Neck Drop Shoulder Flower Embroidery Velvet Dress | Shein Dress | Velvet dress | velvet embroidery | New Year resolutions | mixing black and navy | navy dress and black tightsI wanted to also share this adorable velvet SheIn dress with y’all. How cute would it be for NYE or for all winter then into spring? I paired it with a gold bag and statement earrings to dress it up for the holiday festivities. I used to think you couldn’t pair navy and black, but I paired this with sheer black tights and black over-the-knee leather boots and liked the color combo. It’s a little cold lately, so tights were necessary. This dress is not super fitted, so I did size down.

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18 New Year Resolutions For 2018:

Tassel Tie Neck Drop Shoulder Flower Embroidery Velvet Dress | Shein Dress | Velvet dress | velvet embroidery | New Year resolutions | mixing black and navy | navy dress and black tights1. Stick with my Monday and Thursday blog schedule– I used to do 3x a week and I find the 2 times is way better for me. I want to continue with this.
2. Revamp My Blog– This is a huge goal for me that I am planning to have happen soon. 2018 is bringing big new changes and I hope one of those is my blog. Make sure to subscribe to my blog, so you don’t miss my huge changes soon.
3. Let Jake’s Match Results Be In God’s Hands- I am such a control freak and want to know where we will be right now. I have my location preferences, but I am not in charge. I am trying to remember that God has a plan for us and I cannot control this. Even if we end up somewhere that’s not the top on my list, everything happens for a reason. I will make the most of where we end up.
4. Travel Often- With interview season winding down, Jake will have more free time (he is basically off the whole time from January to mid-June; I’m jealous!). I hope to take several trips to celebrate this once in a lifetime chance to travel. I especially want to travel a lot in the US. I have been to Europe, but realized I haven’t been to New York and finally crossed California off of my travel list this summer.
5. Attend Church- I really want to find a church group to be more active in now that Jake’s about to be more free.
6. Plan Ahead- I am usually an organized person, but have found myself taking on too much. I am planning to take a brief blog break after the New Year to get refreshed and hopefully come up with fresh content. If you have any post ideas please let me know. I will make sure to let you all know before I take the break.
7. Spend Less Time On My Phone- With all of the changes on Instagram, I feel pressured to be on my phone a lot. I am hoping to come up with a better schedule like maybe posting in the morning, so I can spend more time away from my phone.
8. Re-Purpose More Outfits- I love shopping and buying new things, but I would like to make the most of my wardrobe and buy less. Outfits can be styled so many different ways, so I would love to share more posts like this.
9. Invest In More Staple Items In My Wardrobe- Don’t get me wrong, I love trendy pieces. I would like to invest in more staples this year. I have noticed many staple pieces missing, so I am planning to buy those items before trendy items.
10. Try New Restaurants– It has hit me that we might move, so I have compiled a list of restaurants I would love to try in OKC in case we move. Jake and I are huge foodies and haven’t been in OKC much lately. I want to make a point to try a new restaurant maybe every other week.
11. Date Night Weekly– This was one of the goals we set during our meetings with our pastor before we got married, and I’m proud to say we have been successful with this, and I want to keep it up. It gives us something to look forward to.
12. Cook More – When we first got married, I cooked at least 5x a week. We started to both gain weight, so I switched to healthier recipes. As I’ve added the blog to my life and with busy travels, I am finding myself cooking less. My goal is to cook during the week.
13. Become A Morning Person- Anyone that knows me will laugh about this one. In order to have a better balance with life and my blog, I really want to have time in the morning to work on my blog. I am hoping to start going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, so I can have a little time to work on my blog in the mornings.
14. Find A Consistent Workout Schedule- My schedule is so inconsistent for working out, so I want to stick to a 2-3 time a week schedule.
15. Come Up With A Cleaning Schedule- My house has been so so messy lately and it’s overwhelming me. I want to come up with a schedule to do a little daily to keep cleaning easier instead of doing it all in one day.
16. Save Money- Jake and I are both very frugal. I get this from my dad! I am the type that will stalk our credit card statement and text Jake and ask what he spent $6 on. Being frugal is a good thing in my opinion. I want to come up with a budget and try to save more money.
17. Give Back- There are so many people in need, so I plan to go through my closet and donate some clothing to local places in need. I hope to find other ways to give back as well.
18. Start Talking About Having A Family- I really debated on sharing this very personal resolution. I don’t think it’s a secret that I have always wanted children. The funny thing is, two separate times in the past few months, I have had little kids ask me if I have kids. With Jake’s busy medical school schedule the past 3 years, we agreed to wait to start talking about kids until he graduates. We want to first enjoy some couple time after he graduates, and then we will start talking about the right time. Don’t get too excited yet, this doesn’t necessarily mean I am trying to get pregnant anytime soon! This subject has been out of the question for the past few years, and it’s finally almost time to revisit it. Where we end up for residency will make a huge difference on timing, as it would not be fun to have to pack up and move to a different state while pregnant!

What do you want to see on my blog for 2018? I would love your input on types of post you want to see or ideas.

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  1. wegowithkids
    December 28, 2017 / 7:36 am

    velvet dress for a grown lady! I love it!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Thank you. I’m loving velvet so much lately.

  2. December 28, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Sounds like 2017 treated you well. Many ideas and things to accomplish in 2018. Think you can achieve them all.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 7:59 am

      It really was a good year, but I’m so excited for 2018. Thank you for your kind words. I hope you have an amazing upcoming year.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 8:22 am

      Thank you so much. I’m all about embroidery and velvet lately. Yes, I made sure to come up with ones that we’re achievable and will make me a better version of myself.

  3. oneswainkycouple
    December 28, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Aww I loved reading this post!! Lots of your resolutions line up with mine too! SO excited to hear you are revisiting the subject of having kids! We need a baby in the family and I’m counting on ya’ll to make it happen first haha! Love you!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 8:30 am

      Thank you so much for reading it. I’m glad to hear we have a lot of similar resolutions. Yes we’re so excited. I almost didn’t share that one, but Jake actually really encouraged me to not delete it from the post. Like I said it won’t happen any time soon as we want to travel and enjoy couple time before residency. I love you too ❤️

  4. kaitlindcuevas
    December 28, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I love resolutions 6-9! I kept saying, “yes, me too!!” to myself!! And yayyy for revisiting the topic of staring a family 🙂 🙂 I hope you had a very merry Christmas!! <3

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Hahah yes Those are ones are very important to balance my blog better. Yes we’re excited. I almost didn’t share, but my hubby told me not to delete it. thank you. We did. I hope you did too.

  5. December 28, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Great goals girlfran!! I think I need to add #8 to my list.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Me too.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Thank you.

  6. December 28, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Praying for you!! I’m praying for your hubby’s match day! I know it’ll be scary, but so exciting and I’m praying for you, as well! Life will sometimes throw curve balls, but I know you’ll handle it well!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Aw thank you so much! I cannot tell you how much your prayers mean to me ❤️❤️yes even if we end up somewhere we didn’t want to be it’ll be for a reason.

  7. December 28, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Lovely Resolution!!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Aw thank you for reading. Happy almost 2018.

  8. December 28, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    So many of these are on the post I’m workinf on for resolutions. They are all great! It will be so exciting to see what all happens for you in 2018 but I secretly and crossing my fingers that you stay in okc! So glad 2017 and blogging brought me a friend like you!!!

    On a separate note what I have seen of your house is darling so I would love to see more posts like that. Also recipes because lord knows I need ideas ❤️

    XO
    Courtney B.
    https://thefinishingtouchokc.com

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 28, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      Aw I love that we have similar resolutions. I cannot wait to see yours. I’m secretly hoping for the same too. I’m so glad we connected.

      Thank you so much for these ideas. I will have to incorporate these into some posts.

  9. December 29, 2017 / 5:57 am

    Hi Courtney , such a cute and vibrant outfit for winter! the dress is lovely I love the floral print / embroidery at neckline , gives a splash of color in winter. The boots go so well with it and the tights look great tying both together. I love an excuse to wear tights this time of year! 1, two times a week works for me dear! 2. looking forward to blog changes! 3. God will guide both of you if you leave it in his hands. 4. You will love New York !! Madison avenue is great for shopping and also west village prince St area. 5. It is good to get into a church routine, and you meet amazing people and future friends. 6. We all need little breaks, but you especially put a lot into each post. 7. pointing at Me here too!!! 8. its fun to mix and match outfits. 9. have fun shopping ! 10. its such fun trying new restaurants. 11. nice to have date night , we are trying it once a month if it works out! 12. cooking is nice , its good to schedule all the weekend before for the whole week if possible. We have a whiteboard on fridge for each day meal. 13. Its hard being a morning person, I know I am out of nessecity! 14. You can only do your best here. 15. with four kids I know how hard it is , doing it in stages is less overwhelming . 16. A budget is a great idea, but looks like you are on the right track. 17. I like to give back, I need to work on it more in 2018. 18. When the time is ready you will both know ! For 2018 I want you to keep doing what you are doing Dear, I love this blog!! Take care , hugs, Terri xoxo.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 29, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, Terri! I love all of your feedback and continued support. I hope 2018 is wonderful for you and your family <3

      • January 2, 2018 / 7:51 am

        You are so welcome Courtney , happiest of new years to you Dear, hugs, Terri xo,

  10. julieannhoag
    December 29, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Love your outfits!! I sadly never have much money to spend on clothes because I have three kids who always need new clothes and shoes and sports equipment, but I love to look and dream about buying! You’ll never regret having kids though, the best things that have happened to me in my life are the birth of my three sons. There’s never a perfect time to have them, so just dive in when you feel ready and just start. You will adust to being a mom and there’s no greater trek to start out on in this life than motherhood:) Good luck and enjoy!!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 29, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Thank you so much. Oh yeah I hear once you have kids all of your money gets spent on them, but of course it’s 100% worth it. Thank you so much for your advice on starting motherhood. We are beyond excited to start talking about kids.

  11. Lindsey Puls
    December 29, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I loved reading this post, Courtney! I tend to avoid making resolutions…but you had some really good ones that have made me reconsider it. I might have to write down a few of these for myself. (Especially the morning person one, haha.) I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 29, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you so much, Lindsey! I didn’t make any last year, so I am trying to make up for it this year. hahah yes that one will be challenging. I hope you do too.

  12. wineandcouture
    December 29, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Wow! You have a lot of resolutions. I have one, save money.

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 29, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      I do! I didn’t have any last year, so this is to make up for it hahahah

    • lifeofamedschoolwife
      December 29, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much! I forgot to make some last year, so I am making them count this year.

  13. TechFlax
    December 31, 2017 / 10:00 am

    You looking beautiful. I mean resolution is super 😉😉 happy new year

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