I'm turning 24.

Hello Joyflakes!

Make a wish!

I'm turning 24 in a few short days and while most people make resolutions or goals and look back on their lives when the new year comes, I tend to do that around my birthday.  The last year has been a complete roller coaster.  I made some massive changes in my personal life, moved, and started working full time so it's safe to say that my life took a 180.  That fact has lead me to be especially nostalgic but has also let me become more of the person that I want to be.  Y'all know from my post Dream Big that I have a LOT of things that I want to do before I die but in the short term, I have some things I want to accomplish too.  Here's my list of everything I want to do in the next year.

1. Put myself out there

Starting this blog has been a wonderful outlet for me and I've loved every minute of it but I want to keep challenging myself to try new things, meet new people, and do more things that make me uncomfortable.

2. Save $100 a month

If I can manage to save just $100 dollars a month, I'll be able to take a truly badass vaca to ring in my 25th year of life.  Living for a quarter century is something that should be celebrated in a BIG way.

3. Work out at least 4 times a week

This is kind of a cliche but when I was growing up I danced ALL the time.  When I stopped dancing and went to school, I never found something I liked as much and working out went on the back burner.  This year, I'm trying something new.  Pure Barre is a dance inspired workout that combines the precise small movements of barre work with yoga-esque stretching and I am already falling in love with it!

4. Keep in touch

One of the things that changed most for me last year was my social life and my friends.  I have some AMAZING friends from my time in Ames and I don't want to lose touch with any of them.  Face time calls, texts, snapchats, phone calls make it really easy to keep in touch and I plan on taking full advantage of them.

5. My Blog

It's safe to say that I love everything about blogging.  The creative outlet has been just what I needed and this blog has become a big part of my life.  I'm not sure where this blog will take me over the next 12 months, but I'm extremely excited to find out!

Thanks to everyone who has supported me in all of my big changes these past few months!  Y'all mean the world to me and I can't wait to share the next 12 months experiences with you!