Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Resolutions

Hey everyone, it's officially 2017! There were a lot of ups and downs in the past year. Some of the positive events that happened to me were traveling to Hawaii and Barcelona, going to concerts, going out with my friends, and my sixteenth birthday. There were many downs involving a certain subject in school, and stress from things happening in the world. In 2016, I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone, and in this new year I plan on continuing to do so even more. In past years, I have not completely followed my resolutions, but this year I plan on doing so.  Further more, here are my resolutions...written in stone (or at least the digital equivalent).

1. To Become More Organized

If you follow me on Twitter, than you know for Christmas I received a planer. This year I have a singer's trip, college touring, SAT class, the SAT, an internship, and just about a ton of school work and prep. Of course, I'll find fun things to do as well, but 2017 is a huge year for me when it comes to school and my future. Becoming organized is very important so I don't miss out on important dates about colleges. I also am going to schedule my posts, so that this blog will be active a lot more. I am aiming to have between 6-8 posts each month, and of that number have 4 very quality posts & the others can be photo posts. I am also part of a website called the Weekly Buzz, and I have to write articles for them twice a month, so organization is key to my success in everything this year.

2. Remove Toxic People from My Life

I have been on social media for about four and a half years now. I've decided this year that I will be deleting my personal twitter (not my blog twitter), and recreating it and only letting people I talk to/ know follow it. Currently, my personal twitter is followed by a ton of people that I haven't spoken to in two to three years. I think having a fresh slate on social media will let me follow more news outlets, and get rid of all those tweets I made from when I was in sixth and seventh grade. Also on Instagram, I think it would be good to clear my feed of people who I know have said bad things about me. I want to have this year filled with positive people because I already have the looming college process that isn't always the most positive thing to keep me busy. I learned in the past year that surrounding yourself with people who love you and care for your well being is better than having a ton of acquaintances. 

3. Be More Active

There is a chance that my field hockey team will be cut this year, but even if it's not, I don't want that to be the only time I am active. I know that it's hard to start working out, but I think this will be the year I actually take initiative and become active. There are so many benefits to being more active, and I really think that it will be a good stress reliever. I don't want to focus on losing weight because I think that being active will just help me gain confidence. 

4. Be More Confident 

With people I know, I can be loud and I never stop talking. When I am around strangers, I become shy and I tend to not speak as much. I have been told by my friends for so long that I need to talk more, and I think this year will be my year to raise my hand more and speak up. I also want to gain body confidence because I have finally come to the realization that I don't need to follow a certain standard. I currently am not 100% in love with my body, but in the last year I've worked hard to become more comfortable. I believe that with a good mental state, I will be able to gain confidence in my whole entire persona. 

5. Grow This Fashion Girl

In May, I will have owned this blog for four years. I was twelve years old ( a few days from being 13) when I created this blog, and this year I will be turning seventeen. I have not promoted my blog as much as I have wanted in the past. I want to have a schedule in which I have my posts up each month, but I also want to grow my audience. I love that people have been here for so long, but I think that it would be great to get more followers, readers, and commenters. I love writing, and I hope that my blog can reach more people & that I can meet more people through this website. 

6. Write More Fashion Posts this Year   

My blog is called This Fashion Girl for a reason, and it is because I love fashion. I am still trying to find my style, but I want to do more OOTDs & OOTN and posts about styles. I have recently bought some new shoes, and I am donating some old clothes to the Salvation Army; so I will have some new outfits coming up.

7. Read 30 Books 

I started this challenge too late in 2016, so this year I know I will able to read that amount of books. I love to read, and it is such a good way to relax and take a break from life. Do you have any recommendations of books to read? I am currently reading The Unexpected Everything, There Eyes Were Watching God, and Hamlet.

Question: What are your resolutions for the new year?

Happy New Year!

                                                          Christina Madeleine



  1. Great goals for this year. I really want to grow my blog audience, it's so hard sometimes, but I love to work hard for my blog. I also need to be more confident about my blog and myself.
    Also, I love to read, but last year I didn't read a lot, so that's definately a goal.
    Hope you can achieve everything on this list.
    Happy new year!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  2. Nice post! I love reading New Years Resolutions and I hope this year will be a great and interesting year for you. My resolution post is going up on Saturday.



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