We’re halfway through 2015 (cheesus hell, where did time go?!) and I thought it would be good to revisit my 2015 Goals and see how I’m doing.
A super short recap: this was the word I chose to define my year:
1. De-clutter – doing well
I’ve halved my wardrobe, cleared a lot of shelf space (my mom basically hid over half of my library and I’m still trying to make time to re-do it), and got rid of a ton of beauty products. I am far from done, of course, because I still have a lot of junk in my room/closet.
2. Consume less – doing well
I went on a 30-Day Shopping Ban that I have yet to break, though I must note that I bought hair dye last Sunday (but I’ll be reimbursed for it, so that doesn’t count) and I’ve been using my credit card for Uber rides.
I’ve always loved spending money and buying things so it feels great to no longer be a slave to mindless consumption. I’ll be going off the ban this week, though, because I need to pick up a few beauty essentials that I ran out of.
You know what’s the best thing that came out of this ban? I’ve sort of lost desire to shop for clothes. I’ve been repeating a lot of outfits (lots of blacks and grays) and I’m totally okay with it. I think everyone should try a shopping ban at least once, if only as a way to reset the way we think of what’s necessary.
3. Be debt-free by December 2015 – could be doing better
I don’t even want to get into this today haha.
4. Introspection – doing okay
I have feelings and I’m not afraid to acknowledge them!
5. Curl my hair with my Babyliss U-Styler – could be doing better
I tried, but I couldn’t get the hang of it so I went and purchased a clipless curling wand. I still want the refined and defined curls that straighteners give, so I’ll be holding on to my U-Styler until I figure out how to do it.
I should just sell the darn thing, though.
6. Learn how to blend eyeshadow – doing okay
I mostly wear neutrals so it’s hard to mess up, but I did lose my eyeshadow brushes during my birthday weekend. Re-writing this goal to: learn how to do a smokey eye.
7. Be more confident – doing okay
Presentations no longer have me wanting to come down with pneumonia the night before and I say yes to more opportunities now. I also no longer hide behind my bangs WHICH IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL, because exposing my smaller right eye and lower right eyebrow have always made me feel ugly.
I still doubt my writing every now and then.
8. Embrace my chub, but also knock off a couple of inches from my waist – could be doing better
The only reason I want to be skinny again is so that I’d look nice in pictures. Silly, right? Other than that, I’m kind of pretty okay with the 40lbs I gained in the last 3-5 years… sometimes. I still have my bad days.
That doesn’t mean I should stop trying to lose weight/be healthy, of course.
9. Remember to take my birth control on time, all the time – could be doing better
Why is this so hard? Please tell me you falter at this, too.
10. Knit a scarf – totally ditching
What do I even need a knit scarf for? I live in the tropics.
11. Quit smoking – totally failing
Because I ain’t even trying.