I haven’t been around much this month, I know. It’s been busy, busy, busy.
I’ve been putting most of my energy into making my final project for class– an application built end-to-end by me. My project is called Retourist and is an attempt to build a better travel site, one that’s user-based and has suggestions for less touristy experiences. It’s still in beta and needs a lot of features built out, but it mostly works and at least the index page has a lot of nice photos.
I’ve also been thinking very seriously about New Year’s resolutions this year.
I never make New Year’s resolutions — I generally prefer to take stock around my birthday — but I’m toying with the idea of a few goals this year. I’d like to…
…start doing cardio again, maybe a fun class or two? My doctor always tells me that extra weight is unhealthy, especially when it’s around the stomach. I love yoga, but I’m not sure that it does too much for my heart health.
…learn to be happy while wearing sensible shoes. Most of the time I genuinely dislike flats, but I’m getting too old (or too practical?) for skyscraper heels all the time. If I could feel better about wearing flats, I think I’d like them more.
…get in contact with friends I’ve lost touch with. I reconnected with an old friend this month. I had really been missing her and need to stay in touch with her throughout the year. I’m committing to getting in contact with one long-lost friend for each month of this year.
What else is in store for me in 2014?
New York Fashion Week is coming up! I love the fall collections. This season I’m committing to writing thoughtful posts about the shows and the industry, although I’ll be photographing as well, of course.
I’m starting serious school at General Assembly at the end of February, so I expect to be blogging only twice/week for the next few months. I think I’ll also end up with less time to read my friends’ blogs, but I’ll be keeping up with everyone through social media. Instagram comments!
I’m also planning to go overseas for the first time in a few years. I love traveling and always wish I was able to visit more friends and see more places.
Do you have any great plans for 2014?