I feel like every “new  year”, it’s the same old posts, making plans/goals, and deciding to be a “new you”. Well this year, I’m not really trying to be a “new me”. I mean, I like who I am, and lets face it, after 35 years I’m probably not changing too much. Do I have goals I want to achieve, yes, but that won’t make me a “new me”.

So now that the holiday’s are over, things can kind of get back to normal around here. School is starting up again and so isn’t my first field placement in my grad school program. I’m feeling like I’m going to be slightly stressed but I’m hoping that I will deal with it reasonably well, as opposed to the crazy B we all know I can be.

If I had to pick some goals they would probably be:

  • working out
  • eating healthier
  • unplugging more
  • getting off the couch more

Last night my boyfriend and I took about 30 minutes to pause the movie we were watching and just chat–granted it took me going on Pinterest to find conversation starters but hey we did it! And it’s not because we don’t talk, but because we are getting into that comfortable place, which is good, but not always the best for maintaining relationships. It should be noted that it wasn’t like pulling teeth, he was very receptive!

One thing I’ve really learned and put into place this past year was to remember that no one can read my mind so if I want to make changes I have to speak up.

Cheers!

xoxo Lindsay

10 Comments on New year, new me?

  1. ShootingStarsMag
    January 2, 2018 at 1:42 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I like who I am for the most part – though I DO need to work on being more healthy, which I started in 2017 so that’s kind of carrying over into this year. It’s still tough sometimes, but I know I can do it! 🙂

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  2. Charlotte
    January 2, 2018 at 2:57 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I love this so much, and you are absolutely right. I think when we bite off a bit more than we can chew and make these crazy promises to ourselves, we tend to feel like we let ourselves down… or maybe, that’s just how I feel. I like the idea of having mini goals/milestones to achieve, that are easily attainable. Also, what a great idea to pause a movie to just chat with your significant other! It has to start somewhere, and after 6 years, I try and do the same with my bf whenever possible. It’s important to reconnect like that 🙂

    Happy New Year! Hope it’s a great one for you!
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      January 3, 2018 at 8:01 am (2 weeks ago)

      haha yes I just paused the movie and was like lets talk! I’m so impulsive sometimes!

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  3. Shann Eva
    January 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Yes! I totally agree. I’m still going to try to eat healthy and workout, but it’s not something I’m just starting. I’ve been working on it for about 2 years now. I love that you paused a movie to have a conversation. It’s easy to get sucked into social media and forget to really connect with the people right in front of us. Cheers to a great 2018!

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  4. Sara
    January 2, 2018 at 6:58 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Mine is definitely to work out but not so much for the weight loss aspect but more of keeping my joints loose. I’ve had a lot of health issues since Aug 2016 and recently diagnosed with RA so staying mobile is important for me.

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  5. Beth
    January 3, 2018 at 10:58 am (2 weeks ago)

    I think those are wonderful goals! And I love that you guys paused a movie and had a good conversation. My husband and I do that every now and then too and I think that connection is important. Happy New Year to you!

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      January 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Thanks Beth, it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut, we try really hard to keep things fresh!

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