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2017 Resolutions

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Ironically, as most people express their gratitude for 2016 coming to a close, I’m sad to see it go. By far, 2016 was my best year yet, not only personally, but professionally. In my personal life I secured life long friendships, got engaged and traveled. Professionally, not only did I double my volume of sales over 2015, I also doubled my gross commissions. Its hard for me to picture how 2017 could possibly supersede 2016. However, there is quite a bit to look forward to this year.

In June, I get to marry the yin to my yang and the man who makes me laugh on a daily basis. Getting married means not only securing a partner in life but seeing the majority of my favorite people in one room at one time, and likely the only time in my life.  For those two things, I could not be more excited about that day.

With getting married, also comes the highly desired honeymoon which to me translates as travel. I am looking forward to exploring the to be determined corner of the world I have yet to experience with Daniel. We have very different goals when travelling, he likes sitting still, moving slowly and scuba diving every morning; I on the other hand, like adventure and exploration which equates to constantly on the move and not a lot of sleeping in. Despite all this, I am sure we will decide on a place that offers us both what we are looking for on our vacation. We are open to suggestions!

I was able to accomplish the majority of my goals in 2016 so I hope to do the same in 2017 as well. Here are a couple of the resolutions I am working towards this year:

1. Double my business again

This means I need your help! Referrals make my business go around. Past clients, friends and family alike. If you know anyone looking to buy or sell a home in 2017 please give them my name. I will forever be grateful and may even treat you to a Starbucks or two to show you my gratitude!

2. Make this blog more of a priority

I let life get in the way last year and didn’t manage my time well. This blog is a creative outlet for me and I appreciate having something to focus on that isn’t work or home related. I started by giving it a little facelift. You may notice the new logo and color changes if you’ve been here before.

3. Continue learning

Although I am done with my college education, there is still so much knowledge to obtain I could use to better myself and my business. I am starting by reading more and listening to more podcasts while in the car geared towards business. No more mindless Top 40! But binge watching Netflix is ok every once in a while, because, work/life balance right?

4. Establish a new hobby

Blogging has been a way for me to channel some new interests such as writing and photography. I’d like to get better at those two things this year.

5. Deepen relationships with those who matter

I spent too much time investing effort in people who didn’t invest the same amount of effort in me last year. Unfortunately, it took me too long to establish those people weren’t worth my time. But this year I plan to focus on those that matter, that put in the same effort and are real friends.

If 2017 was anything like 2016, it will go by quick and it has the likelihood to be yet again the best year ever. I’m so excited to see what this year brings but I have a feeling no matter what happens, it will turn out pretty great!

Happy new year peeps! Hope it brings fulfillment and love your way!

What are your resolutions for 2017? Anything you didn’t accomplish in 2016 you are making a point to succeed at this year? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

58 Comments on 2017 Resolutions

  1. Anna nuttall
    January 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm (5 months ago)

    OOoh very nice 2017 goals. I hope achieve all of them and I hope you have a lovely year. xx

  2. Sara
    January 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm (6 months ago)

    I think these are all important ones and I share some of them as my own as well

  3. Robin Rue
    January 13, 2017 at 7:25 am (6 months ago)

    A lot happened in 2016. As in every year there is good and bad but I don’t regret anything that happened. So here’s to making this year even better!

  4. Vaishnavi
    January 12, 2017 at 6:44 pm (6 months ago)

    Awesome goals for the new year – a well-balanced one at that. Love that you’ve considered both your professional and personal dimensions!

  5. Justine Y @ Little Dove
    January 12, 2017 at 3:16 am (6 months ago)

    Congratulations on getting married! Our 10 year anniversary will be this June as well, it’s a great month to get married! What about something like a cruise for your honeymoon? That way he could get lots of relaxing done, but you could do some exciting shore excursions.

  6. Brittany
    January 12, 2017 at 12:57 am (6 months ago)

    I have so many goals this year. A lot of them pertain to my blog because I love it so much. I also want to make sure I have more family time this year.

  7. Rachel
    January 11, 2017 at 9:49 pm (6 months ago)

    I like your new hobby one. I’m constantly learning new hobbies and I consider myself a great dabbler.

  8. Jackie
    January 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm (6 months ago)

    I like to set goals vs. mine this year are to be more present and work on getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight! Pretty much there, but I want to tone up!

  9. Holly
    January 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm (6 months ago)

    I had a really great 2016 also. I am hoping that 2017 is just as good if not better. I hope we both achieve all of our goals.

  10. Amanda Love
    January 11, 2017 at 11:26 am (6 months ago)

    It’s nice to hear that you had a great year last year! It wasn’t the case for many of us. I think these are wonderful resolutions that also lead to self improvement.

  11. Jessica
    January 11, 2017 at 9:14 am (6 months ago)

    Great resolutions good luck with achieving them. I love the new year so full of opportunity

  12. Amber
    January 11, 2017 at 4:10 am (6 months ago)

    I’m resolving to eat/make more home cooked meals revolving around fresh healthy options instead of going out. Good luck on your new year!

  13. Ana De- Jesus
    January 11, 2017 at 3:31 am (6 months ago)

    It is quite ironic for me as well as it was my defining year, I won two awards moved three times and twice in London. Plus I migrated to WordPress, got nominated for a further three awards and had a record amount of collabs! You said you need referrals, may I ask what the business is? Good luck with your marriage in June as well xx

    • CoCo
      January 11, 2017 at 4:30 am (6 months ago)

      Woot woot! Sounds like you had an amazing 2016. Best of luck to your 2017. I am a real estate agent. I love when friends and family refer their friends to become my clients. It is the best thing!

  14. Angela Tolsma
    January 11, 2017 at 1:49 am (6 months ago)

    I love that you both of different vacation ideas. My husband and I went to Cuba with my sister-in-law and her husband. They are no sleep adventures all the time people and we are relax, sit on the beach people. Combine us made the perfect combination and we had so much fun. I love your last goal. Deepening relationships is such an amazing thing! Cheers to your 2017!

  15. Jalisa
    January 11, 2017 at 12:17 am (6 months ago)

    It sounds like you had a great year. I hope you have an even better one

  16. Courteney Noonan
    January 10, 2017 at 11:51 pm (6 months ago)

    These are lovely resolutions ???? I also want to learn a lot more this year – being at uni helps with this haha ????

  17. Ashley LaMar
    January 10, 2017 at 11:23 pm (6 months ago)

    One of my resolutions for 2017 included “Love my blog again.” I loved it when I first started it but it became kind of a tedious mess after a while because I lost focus. I hope to find my heart in it again in 2017.

  18. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.
    January 10, 2017 at 10:35 pm (6 months ago)

    Love the goals ????

    This year, I’m shifting to monthly goals. I think it will hold me more accountable!

  19. Anna
    January 10, 2017 at 9:56 pm (6 months ago)

    Congratulations on getting married! I like the idea of deeping relationships with people who matter.

  20. mandy
    January 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm (6 months ago)

    Glad to hear you do good on your 2016 goals. And best of luck on the 2017 list. I hope to really take my business up a level!

  21. Theresa
    January 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm (6 months ago)

    I like that you are focusing on making your blog an excellent business while also focusing on having more hobbies. These are two excellent areas of focus.

  22. Charlotte
    January 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm (6 months ago)

    Well done for reaching most of your goals last year, with everything going on it was definitely an achievement! here’s to a fantastic 2017!

  23. Jennifer L
    January 10, 2017 at 4:13 pm (6 months ago)

    Wow great resolutions for 2017. I would love to keep trying new things and not holding back as much.

  24. Brandi Puga
    January 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your resolutions, they are all goals that you can accomplish with some work and each one is aimed at helping YOU in some way! Too many people focus on goals that take away fro them rather than help them

  25. Silvia
    January 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm (6 months ago)

    These are some great new years resolutions. I also want to invest more into my blog and make it a priority! I have a good feeling about it this year.

  26. Reesa Lewandowski
    January 10, 2017 at 11:44 am (6 months ago)

    You have some pretty inspirational goals and you seem super motivated! Best of luck in 2017! Looking forward to following along!

  27. Allison
    January 10, 2017 at 8:50 am (6 months ago)

    Great resolutions! 2016 was a great year for us as well and I am looking forward to making 2017 a better year. Happy 2017!

  28. Krystel @ Planning The Magic
    January 10, 2017 at 8:14 am (6 months ago)

    See myself in all of these goals. I align with them perfectly. I wish you the best of luck in accomplishing them all.

  29. Kristin Cook
    January 10, 2017 at 7:44 am (6 months ago)

    These are great goals and I am impressed by the word “again” when it comes to doubling your business. That is a great accomplishment and goal!

  30. Debra
    January 10, 2017 at 7:30 am (6 months ago)

    I would love to add establishing a new hobby with my honey. I would love for us to find something we could do together.

  31. Karen
    January 10, 2017 at 6:49 am (6 months ago)

    Also working on making my blog more of a priority – but where is the time? haha! I wish I could just enjoy all the fab parts of being a blogger without so much to do…

  32. HilLesha
    January 9, 2017 at 5:22 am (6 months ago)

    I always strive on learning new things, too. I don’t really make New Year resolutions, but I’d like to travel more this year.

  33. Jazz
    January 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm (6 months ago)

    It sounds like 2016 was an amazing year for you but just when you think things can’t get any better, they do! Here’s to a fabulous 2017 and congratulations on your impending nuptials!

  34. CourtneyLynne
    January 8, 2017 at 11:23 am (6 months ago)

    Omg glad you had such a kick butt 2016!!!! Loving all of this years goals and wishing you the best on kicking them!!!

  35. Dia All The Things I Do
    January 8, 2017 at 2:45 am (6 months ago)

    It’s so nice to hear someone say that 2016 was a good year. While a lot of bad and upsetting things happened in the world I have to say that I did two as well but I’m looking forward to this new year and what all I can do. Best wishes to you this year

  36. Dawn McAlexander
    January 7, 2017 at 9:56 am (6 months ago)

    I am certainly glad to see someone that isn’t crying the blues about 2016. I knew that somebody out there had an awesome year. Congratulations!

  37. katriza
    January 7, 2017 at 1:26 am (6 months ago)

    Making my blog more of a priority this year is key for me too! The last year has been so hectic that my blog has taken the back burner! I hope you get on top of blogging too this year with me!

  38. Cecilia Cannon
    January 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm (6 months ago)

    so happy to hear how successful 2016 was for you but it does seem like 2017 will be even better! you are getting married and you have a great list to keep you moving up and up. congrats!

  39. Katya
    January 6, 2017 at 9:41 pm (6 months ago)

    Yay! Congrats on your personal and professional successes in 2016! The upcoming wedding must excite you immensely! Cheers to the exciting 2017!

  40. Charlotte
    January 6, 2017 at 9:33 pm (6 months ago)

    Congrats on the engagement. Hope wedding plans go well.

  41. Taylor Mobley
    January 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm (6 months ago)

    My husband and I are cutting back TV to make sure we don’t binge watch on the weekends. we both have a tendency to watch way too much in one sitting!

  42. Roxanne
    January 6, 2017 at 10:12 am (6 months ago)

    This year I just plan to keep on keepin’ on. I just try to take one day at a time.

  43. Caitlin
    January 6, 2017 at 9:54 am (6 months ago)

    I definitely discovered a love for photography when I started investing more in my blog… keep exploring! Happy New Year!

  44. Jessica
    January 6, 2017 at 9:40 am (6 months ago)

    I am DEFINITELY happy to see 2016 go away not necessarily because anything bad happened but more because nothing of any significance happened (I went to write a year in review and realized absolutely nothing happened). On that note for 2017 I have a few goals:
    1. Read 24 books throughout the year
    2. Exercise at least 3 times per week
    3. Have at least 500 followers on each social media platform
    4. Write one post on my blog per day
    5. Keep my home clutter free

  45. Joanna
    January 6, 2017 at 9:11 am (6 months ago)

    Glad you had such a wonderful 2016! Mine was just here. Nothing major happened. Nothing bad, nothing great. It was just a year. Lol.

  46. Catherine
    January 6, 2017 at 6:55 am (6 months ago)

    One of my new year’s resolutions is to focus. Focus on one thing at a time. I spent a lot of 2016 scatterbrained and trying to do 15 things at once. This year my goal is still to do a lot of things but to really devote some time to each thing, not be thinking 3 steps ahead of myself and what I’m going to be doing next.

  47. Jalisa
    January 6, 2017 at 5:58 am (6 months ago)

    You definitely have some great goals. Creating more content is huge for me and also spending more time with my family.

  48. Silvia
    January 6, 2017 at 5:48 am (6 months ago)

    You have wonderful goals for the new year! I hope that you are able to accomplish your goals for the year!

  49. Charlotte
    January 6, 2017 at 4:36 am (6 months ago)

    Sounds like a fab set of resolutions, I am also trying to prioritise my blog, although feeling like I am failing already haha!

  50. julie porter
    January 6, 2017 at 3:34 am (6 months ago)

    I’ve read so many posts about how 2016 was just an awful year, it’s wonderful to read about someone who had a fantastic year. Congratulations on all you accomplished and may 2017 be just as great!

  51. Cassie || The Brunette With a Blog
    January 6, 2017 at 2:16 am (6 months ago)

    These are great. I often find myself struggling with resolution, but the ones you made are pretty simple to follow, and sound like you’ll be able to easily stay on track!

  52. Lindsey Paris
    January 6, 2017 at 12:17 am (6 months ago)

    My resolution is to pare down my activities. With my new Disney job, I need to streamline and become more efficient.

  53. Erin | A Welder’s Wife
    January 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm (6 months ago)

    Blogging is a creative outlet for me, so I want to grow it this year. My big focus is balancing school, a full-time job, blogging, and my home life. I know I can do it as long as I stay focused, but staying focused is the tricky part. I hope you have an amazing 2017!

  54. Sarah Jean Althouse
    January 5, 2017 at 10:49 pm (6 months ago)

    Love your goals and best of luck on them! Mine also include making my blog more of a priority.

  55. Kathryn Kinsley
    January 5, 2017 at 10:33 pm (6 months ago)

    I feel like “blog more” is a common theme around everyone participating in New Year Resolutions! I’m trying as well. It’s been good so far on day 5!

  56. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    January 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm (6 months ago)

    Netflix is definitely an issue for me from time to time…and something that I’m hoping to work on in this year. I don’t have a TV so I’m not tempted by hours and hours of TV watching every night, but it’s nice to have Netflix as an option…it just sometimes becomes too much of one. ????

  57. Maria Carter-Knowles
    January 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm (6 months ago)

    You are the queen! ???? so fiercely written