Late New Years Resolutions?

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So, this is kind of embarrassing, but I really feel the need to talk about New Years resolutions. I am only saying this because it is about this time that people tend to lose momentum around the 1 month mark after New Years. I always feel like you get on a role, but totally lose focus. The new year starts, and you just start to get busy again.
However, I always have time to make New Years resolutions. Well, thats not true. I don’t call them resolutions ever, because I don’t like to think that I am going to be resolving anything. I like to call them goals. Such as, it is my goal to be…, and so on. I think that there are so many ways to describe what you want to do in the new year, but trying to be a better person is actually really difficult. Life gets in the way of really good intentions. If I have any advice about life is just that: you can only do what you can do. Seriously. There is so much pressure just to constantly be better, that it gets exhausting and doesn’t make you feel very good about yourself if you don’t meet your expectations. I say, do away with that crap. What is the point? Sure there are things that I really want to do better, and so I will set goals for myself. But I am also a realistic person. I am not going to make myself feel terrible for not being able to do these all of the time. I am going to try my hardest, and keep trying even if I let myself down a bit. That is really the best that I can do.

That being said, here are my 2014 goals:

1. Be More Organized

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I would really like to say that I am really organized, but I am not. I try really hard to be, but it always seems to fall back into that cycle of being messy again. (Didn’t post for over a month? Poor organization). It is good for a few weeks, and then gets messy again. My paperwork is probably the worst of them all. I really want all my taxes and papers to be a hell of a lot more organized. Also, my closet could do an overhaul, and my cupboards.

2. Drink More Water

This isn't water? But it could be the amount of water that I should drink with dinner maybe.

This isn’t water? But it could be the amount of water that I should drink with dinner maybe.

I never seem to do this enough. I am afraid of going to the bathroom a lot. Plain and simply. Plus, if I drink too much I feel super bloated and gross.

3. Take More Pictures

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I have always loved photography, but I find that in my day to day I don’t really take that many pictures. In February I have decided that I am going to do those month challenges. We will see how it goes.

4. Be More Creative

Photo Courtesy of ivirtualcoffee.tumblr.com

Photo Courtesy of ivirtualcoffee.tumblr.com

I am genuinely a very creative person, but I really don’t make the time to do many crafty things. I vow to change that this year.

5. Read More Books

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Because I love it.

Have you noticed that all of my resolutions have the word “more” in the title? So I do these things, but not enough of them. Is this weird? Obviously I just don’t do enough stuff. I think that you could always do more of what you should be doing. Blog more? That is another one. But I really think that that is a given. I am doing better right? Don’t answer that.

Thanks for reading!

L.

7 Fall Favourites

Just so you know, I love fall. I love the crisp sunny days, and the changing season. Awesome. Here are a few (and I mean just a few, because this post could have had about 30 fall favourites, but that would be overwhelming). Tah Dah!

1. Falling leaves (as the name suggests “fall”)

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I love watching falling leaves. I love seeing them blow in the wind and land where they may (as long as it isn’t in my face – it has happened). I just enjoy these moments because it isn’t very long before the trees are bare and dead looking and winter is upon us.

2. Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Oh My

Photo Credit: Season with Spice

Photo Credit: Season with Spice

Can I just say that I love gingerbread? I love the flavours that are associated with anything pumpkin and fall-like. All of the wonderful candles, scents, and drinks out at this time of year have 1 or all of these beautiful aromas. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

3. Changing Colours of the Leaves (Red, Orange, Yellow)

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Really, I don’t normally wear these colours daily, but I love watching the leaves change colours. It really just feels like Autumn at this time. It is refreshing and lovely to see these beautiful, bright colours expand across the leaves. Nature is amazing.

4. Raking Leaves

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This seems crazy, but really, I love the satisfaction of getting all of the leaves when I rake. And for the ones that I can’t, I simply glare at them and try to coerce my husband into getting them. But in general, I love doing it. It just feels so like Autumn. This time always brings back wonderful memories.

5. Pumpkin everything

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

I love pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins/cupcakes, and pumpkin flavoured drinks (except for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes – not a huge fan). I love the beautiful colours and the way that they look. We planted some this year, so hopefully we get at least one *fingers crossed*.

6. Scarves

Photo Credit: Modcloth

Photo Credit: Modcloth

Scarves instantly make me feel fashionable. Is that weird? They just add a little something to your outfit. Especially this one.* I am not much of an accessories person, but scarves go with just about everything and they keep me warm. Functional, and fashionable. Need I say more?

7. Cool, Sunny Days

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Bright and sunny days with that crisp feeling in the air? There isn’t much that is better than that. It reminds me of going for long walks, and being in the fresh air. Nice deep breaths. Ahh.