7 Resolutions For The New Year, From The Traditional To The Kinda Weird

7 Resolutions For The New Year, From The Traditional To The Kinda Weird

I'm talking ideas you might actually make it to February with.

The new year is baking in the oven and is about ready to arrive. People make New Year's Resolutions each January but, let's be real: By February 1st, they are probably forgotten about or pushed off until next year. But not this time!

Here are 7 traditional and not-so-common resolution ideas that you might actually stick with for all 12 months of the year.

1. Lose Weight

We all say we're going to do this each year (I am guilty of this myself- I'm leaving 2017 10 lbs heavier than when I started so I'll try again next year) but never actually stick with it. Maybe give yourself an incentive to shred the extra chunk! Everyone loves a good prize. Reward yourself with a little trip or small shopping spree for each fitness milestone.

2. Try New Foods

This can also help with losing weight! Change up your diet to something new and leave the same boring foods you always eat in 2017.

3. Learn a Fun Party Trick

This is an interesting one! If you sometimes feel boring or sub-par in large social settings here is your chance to stand out. This can also come in handy on the first day of classes when your Professor is asking everyone to introduce themselves and include a fun fact or experience. You never know when your new party trick could come in handy.

4. Travel. Travel. Travel.

What's the saying? "Today is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be" News flash people, we aren't getting any younger! Travel while you can and experience it all in your prime. If you have to, get a piggy bank out and start saving, you did it when you were little you can do it again. (Ugh I should really take my own advice)

5. Limit Eating Out

In all of the craziness that goes on today, it is so much easier to quickly go through a drive-through or call in a to-go meal for dinner. Unfortunately, us Americans do this way too much and would have larger wallets and smaller waste-lines if we stuck to this New Year's Resolution. Hint hint: this will also help your travel fund piggy bank.

6. Random Acts of Kindness

It's becoming a cruel world we live in. Make it a little brighter by dedicating to do one small act each day in order to make someone else's day. Hold the door open for the girl with her arms full, send a sweet text to that friend you haven't talked to in awhile, buy the person's coffee behind you in the Starbucks line. Just be a good person!

7. Form 1 Good Habit In Replace of 1 Bad Habit

So I really suck at putting my clothes away after I fold and wash them. They end up strung all around my room like the extra decorations I really don't need. I am going to try to kick this bad habit in replace of waking up 10 minutes earlier each morning to tidy my room and stretch- I always feel better when I stretch, yet I never make the time to do it. It's the little things like this, that can make you feel better each day! No matter how small or large the habit is, work on one thing at a time and see where it takes you.

I hope you all have an amazing Holiday season and Happy New Year. If you've made it this far and read all my weekly thoughts, I appreciate you and am looking forward to bringing more funny and unique articles in the new year! Adios old year...

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5 Reasons You Should Head To San Antonio's Fiesta

There truly isn't an option for boredom in San Antonio.

The city of San Antonio loves to celebrate its Mexican heritage and upbringing, and this year marks the tricentennial, which means SA is going to be partying extra hard, and you're invited.

Fiesta is an annual 11-day celebration where the entire city partakes in events and parades. Such events include Taste of New Orleans, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Fiesta Arts Fair, Piñatas in the Barrio, Ford Mariachi Festival, King William Fair, and the list goes on.

In case you needed some convincing, here's five reasons you should get your butt down and party with the natives:

Nearly unlimited food options

At a San Antonio festival, you can ALWAYS count on the food. Booths lined up among sidewalks at the events and giant signs advertising "PAPA LOCA" and "CHICKEN ON A STICK" will make it hard to ignore their delicious aromas. What's a celebration without food, anyway?

Drinking options as well

Come hang with the borrachos and enjoy the event with nice refreshment options. If you are under 21, fresh squeezed lemonade and agua frescas are just as delicious.

Live Entertainment

Over 50 musicians are set to play and cover a wide range of genres, from country, rock, hip-hop, Tejano and Jazz, to name a few. Check out the extensive list here.

Experience the culture

San Antonio has rich Mexican culture that will be explored and represented during the week-and-a-half span of Fiesta. Experience art, music, and San Antonio traditions like collecting as many Fiesta medals possible or adorning giant, colorful sombreros.

Too much to do

There truly isn't an option for boredom in the city. Okay, I'm not just saying San Antonio is beautiful because it's my home city- San Antonio prides itself on its many attractions like the Riverwalk, Alamo, amusement park options, and missions, among other things. Ask your friendly neighborhood San Antonian for recommendations and you're sure to get different answers from different people.

What I really mean is: don't go to Fiesta because I'm telling you to. Go because you want to.

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11 Things On My Summer Bucket List

Summer 2018 here I come!

This summer I want to have the time of my life with the people I love!

1. Weekend in the city

The city is one of my new favorite places and I would love to just be there for a whole weekend to discover some new coffee shops and restaurants I have never been to before.

2. Wisconsin Dells and Six Flags

Now I wouldn’t call myself an adrenaline junky (in fact I am probably quite the opposite) however this summer I want to really put myself out there and go on rides while I still have the courage to do so!

3. Working out

Yup, I know this is not really a fun thing but last summer I worked out every day and I felt amazing. This summer I want to do that all over again and really get my body into shape.

4. The beach

The beach is probably one of my favorite places and I never really get a chance to go to one because I am always so busy with school and my family. This summer I am taking full advantage of the nice weather and going to a beach!

5. Starved Rock!

I have started to really love hiking in the wilderness and going back to starved rock is definitely something I am really excited to do!

6. Do well at my internship

Technically, this is not really a bucket list item but it is something that I hope comes out of this summer! I have my very first internship and I am really excited about the opportunity I have been given. Wish me luck!

7. Cooking

During school, it is really hard for me to get into cooking because of how busy I am. However, this summer I really want to get into cooking and get better at this skill I have been putting off!

8. Reconnect with friends

There are a lot of people close to me that I have kind of fallen out of touch with. I am hoping some of them come around and we can spend some quality time together.

9. Changing up my style

I am not someone who tends to take fashion risks, however, I really want to go outside my comfort zone when it comes to what I wear.

10. Work on myself

I am someone who definitely struggles with confidence and self-acceptance every once and a while and I really want to change how I feel about myself.

11. Dance for myself

As someone who has gotten into the routine of dancing for a performance, I really want to go back to just dancing for myself!

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