With 2013 almost over, it’s time to focus on the new year. With all of the fabulous parties in Chicago, it’s easy to just think about New Year’s Eve (What dress to wear? Who will be your midnight kiss?), but the Shy Town Girls have been giving some thought to what they’re resolved to improve upon in 2014. Check out our girls’ New Year’s resolutions!
So much of publishing is going digital these days, and I want to stay on the cutting edge of it. Whether it’s self-publishing online, reviews on Amazon, or downloading a book to your Kindle, it’s clear that not everything is on the page anymore. So my resolution is to blog at least once a week–on the publishing world, on what I’m reading, on my own life. I just want to make sure I’m as immersed in this new digital age as possible.
It’s no secret that I’m a little shy and hesitant to assert myself in situations. I pour so much of myself into my work and really dedicate a lot of hours, but sometimes people take advantage of my willingness to go the extra mile. I am resolved to start standing up for myself when the guys at work try to pawn things off on me or take credit for what I’ve done. It’s going to take some getting used to, but this is my goal, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me.
In 2013, I really got the hang of getting into a running routine. It was good for all aspects of my life–not only did it make me more physically healthy, but it also helped me keep my mind clear, which had a positive effect on my relationships and work life. In 2014, I’d like to start incorporating more kinds of physical activity into my workout routine to continue this positive trend. I want to join a weekly yoga class and maybe start going with Ella and Meryl to their dance class, too!
My life took so many wonderful turns in 2013. Ollie and I are closer than ever, I’m looking forward to starting law school, and I love living with my girls at 721 Dearborn. But sometimes I’m afraid that I’m losing touch with my family, who I used to have such a strong bond with. My New Year’s Resolution is to write a letter to my mom, dad, and brother every single month of 2014 so that we can really make sure to stay close and make each other aware of how much family means.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution? The Shy Town Girls would love to hear about it!