10 Things I Want to Accomplish in 2014

With the new year quickly approaching, I’m looking back on 2013 to remember the things I’ve learned and accomplished in the past twelve months. But it’s been a bit difficult.

It seems that the older I become, the more time seems to blur together. When I was in college, I was able to judge time by the years – Freshman Year, Junior Year – but having been a working professional now for over 5 years, it all seem to mesh together into one. Does anyone else ever feel that way?

I’ve never really loved the idea of New Year Resolutions because I believe that anything that you wish to do better for yourself, you should do today and not wait until the new year to begin. Regardless of starting today or tomorrow, I’ve decided this year that it’s better to set goals for yourself so that you constantly challenge yourself to move forward instead of just having the time fly by.

That said, this is my list for 2014…



1. Be able to do at least 10 push-ups on my toes, hopefully 20 – I know, I have no upper body strength!
2. Finish all 70 of my iLoveKickboxing classes in Manhattan.
3. Integrate more weight-training into my workout routine. Must research more about lifting!

Cooking & Dining

4. Make Cashew Cream Cheese and replicate Quintessence’s Scallion Cheese Roll.
5. Try 20 different soup and smoothie recipes with my new Vitamix – Yes, I’m finally upgrading my $15 blender which is now only $10 on Amazon!

6. Make a soufflé. This seems to be the ultimate challenge on so many cooking shows!

7. Dinner at Le Bernardin. Also make a NYC bucket list and complete it.


8. Find a happier medium between healthy and “unhealthy” lifestyle in real life & on the blog. I would love to practice a 70/30 rule between fitness & indulgence.
9. Be a more consistent blogger and update blog with 2-3 posts a week.
10. Write more about my travels (finish South America, Europe, Austin and Boston). 
Thank you for following me on this journey and thanks in advance for helping me keep accountable for my goals and aspirations.

Do you have anything that you’d like to accomplish in the next year? I’d love to hear some of the things you’re working towards for a better and happier you!

Hello, I’m Shelly!

Adulting is hard. I’m a 34 year old Googler learning how to be a full time adult. Hope this blog inspires you to spice things up and to live your best life! More about me→

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