Winter Chill

Winter pictures is something I haven’t really done before.  Usually, I go into hibernation and don’t come out until it is warm and sunny.  This year I’m trying to push myself outside of my boundaries and get a little more adventurous, which means that winter hiking is a must!  Although I would much rather be snowshoeing through the trails, there is barely any snow right now, and hiking is turning more into slowly shuffling through the woods trying not to slip down into the ravine because the trails are nothing but ice.  The day I took this picture featured one bruised elbow on Shaugn’s part, and me almost sliding down the hill after trying to read a map that was surrounded by ice.  Nonetheless, getting outside and adventuring to all of these places is one of my favourite things, and I’m hoping to get out a lot more as the winter goes on!

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Winter Chill

#GOALS2017

New Year – new you, right?  I’ve been reading so many blog posts about how to actually follow through with the goals you set, and different goals that different blogs have set for themselves (both personally and professionally) and I think I’ve been inspired.  I’ll be the first to admit, I have written in a journal on January 2nd about all the goals and resolutions I have for the year.  And, yes, they are very predictable.  Things like staying ahead of my studies, working out more, and eating healthy all topped the list.  Year after year though I have never really followed through.  So, this year, I have decided to write my goals down on a bigger platform, and hopefully keep myself accountable for the things I say.  AKA, I’ve told you so now I have to follow through!

This year, I am taking a semester off.  After being in school for well over the majority of my life, it is kind of weird not going back and hitting the books.  Although I do plan to go back in September, and am going to do some ‘personal studying,’ I am taking this time to appreciate not having major deadlines, multiple chapters to read, and the all-consuming stress that comes along with school.  Instead, I’m going to take some time, focus on myself, commit more time to my photography, and potentially work three jobs (…yes, I just said three jobs, I believe I still qualify as a “starving student”).

So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2017!

  1. Go the gym
  2. Drink more water
  3. Save money
  4. Eat out no more than twice a week
  5. Focus more time on my blog, and make it something that I love and am proud of
  6. Take more pictures
  7. Cook supper for Shaugn more often
  8. Read more often
  9. Eat healthier
  10. Get outside more

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to follow through with these as best as possible!  I’ll also try to document as much stuff and I can so that all of you can keep me accountable.  If you’d like to follow me throughout the year and see what I’m up to, be sure to check out my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr pages!  I’m also going to try to keep this blog as up to date as possible, and maybe add some more content, such as lifestyle, recipes, etc (I know, me cook?!).  Here’s to 2017!

#GOALS2017