No Resolutions. Cake for Breakfast. More Good Beer.

New YearOh, hey 2k14!

A new year means new resolutions, right? Yeah… no. Not with me. I have actually never given myself a New Years resolution. Resolution means to resolve, kill bad habits, make new habits. Well, I don’t hate my bad habits and as I sit here, 6 days into the new  year, eating Junior Mints and watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I can confidently say that I haven’t broken a resolution and am not stressing about one either.

I think a new year should mean new goals, pushing yourself to achieve those goals and eating cake for breakfast. Just kidding… I would never! Your goals have to be achievable. I know I’m not going to lose 30 pounds before one of FIVE weddings this summer. I know I’m not going to learn to cook. And, I’m probably not going to save money this year either. (That’s what a 401K is for when you’re in your early 20’s, right??)

Realistic goals, in my eyes, are goals that inspire you. Goals that you’ll kick ass at. Goals that are going to make you a better, smarter and more successful person at the end of the day, week, month or year. After all, goals can be short and long-term. I’m not going to bore you with my goals, but I challenge you to set goals for yourself. Maybe, unlike me, you can save a certain amount of money in time for a summer vaca. Maybe make it to three spin classes this week. Maybe ask your boss for that raise you know you deserve. Maybe do something outside of your comfort zone at work, in your relationship, in social settings. Go crazy!

Now, I am going to go to bed (on time) so I make it to the gym; not because I have resolutions to keep up with, but because I like to drink beer, okay!

 

Cheers and happy New 2K14!

Jordan

Sayonara 2011, Bring it on 2012!

Looking at 2011 in hindsight, it was a good year! Dallas Mavericks won their first ever championship, Texas Rangers got pretty damn close to winning the World Series, something is happening with the Dallas Stars, Charlie Sheen entertained most of us with his tigerblood and winning rants, planking gave people the excuse to lay horizontally on random things in random places, Occupy Dallas gave homeless people a place to live for a short amount of time, and Kim Kardashian taught us you can make a fortune on getting married AND divorced!

My year tops off all of that! I’ve never been one to make new year’s resolutions, but a little over a year ago I decided I was going to be completely selfish for the year. Some people need a week or even six months to be selfish; I needed the whole year. I wanted to focus solely on being a mom, my career goals, my finances, and doing what I wanted when I wanted to! It felt and still feels damn good, so I wanted to share some of my 2011 personal highlights with you!

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My main squeeze turned 3.

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Dallas sees snow, the pretty kind!

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I experienced my first Spring Break trip with my best friends in Panama City Beach. Talk about an experience…

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Country concerts are my life; I didn’t go to enough this year. This is Josh Abbott Band, Chad McBride and the Drifters (from my hometown. Shout out!), and Randy Rogers band. If you like country, you need to download some tracks from these bands. Well worth your dollar or two.

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First trip to Austin with best friends leads to an unforgettable night on the famous 6th street. Austin is probably my new favorite city besides Dallas!

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Sea World and Riverwalk in San Antonio.

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I couldn’t resist putting a few pics of our nights out in Uptown Dallas. Our favorite Uptown spots include: Sfuzzi’s, Renfeild’s, Den Bar, Trophy room, Nick and Sam’s, Prime Bar, McKinney Avenue Tavern, and Coal Vines.

Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of my career achievements; I had a very successful year all because I pushed myself and worked my butt off!

I hope you make the best of your 2012. Set goals for yourself, be you and be spontaneous, love who you love, speak up, have faith in the plan God has for you, and live YOUR life.

XOXO,

Jordan