Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hello 2015! | New Year's Resolutions

Hello loves,

I have a love/hate relationship with the entire concept of New Year's resolutions.  At first - sure - it sounds like a lovely idea.  Sit down at the start of the New Year and set goals for what I'd like to accomplish or improve for the upcoming year.  Beautiful. Great. I'm all about self improvement.

Here's where it loses it's appeal for me.

We only talk about resolutions right before the new year and right after.  Does anyone actually acknowledge them in March? How about July? And by October - who freaking cares.  I guarantee the amount of people that stick to their resolutions is few and far between compared to those that forget about them weeks down the road.  Why is it - that we find things about our lives we'd like to change - and think we have to wait until the turn of year? If there's something you want to do - set out and do it - right away - the minute you realize it.  If you're unhappy - change it.  The beauty of this life - is that we have the power to do ANYTHING - there is no mythical force holding us into our stagnant way of life until 2015.  We can simply change our lives at any moment.

So this year - instead of making a list of resolutions - or goals for the New Year, I am going to bring you along on my journey of creating my Life Long Bucket List.

Shortly before Christmas, I visited my cooperating teacher from when I was completing my undergrad.  She and I chatted about my travels and my plans for the future - and before I knew it - she was giving me homework.

She gave me a packet - to help me keep track of all of the things I wish to accomplish during my time here on Earth.  I can list everywhere I'd like to go, everything I'd like to do, and anything I wish to be.

Let's work together to make not only 2015 the best year ever - but our lives the BEST LIVES EVER.  Push those New Year's Resolutions aside, they're chumps anyway.  Here at BFJ, we are making New LIFE resolutions.

What do you think? Will you join me?

I'll talk to you soon.

With love,

Traci J


  1. happy new year!! lovely post!xox

  2. I think many women do this...thanks for calling attention to it and for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Pam, I always hope that others can relate to my posts. Happy 2015!

  3. I don't believe in doing yearly resolutions either so I am definitely joining you! :)

    Oh and that snippet at the end, I have a friend who has this habit of apologising all the time! I think that's what makes everybody love her because she is so selfless, but she should really stop because people start taking her for granted! :)

    Happy New Year! :) x

    p.s: Followed on Bloglovin'!

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Jadirah! I'm going to be doing a few installments with guidelines and helpful tips for creating your bucket list. It's great to have you join! Thanks for following!

  4. My main aim this year is to be better than I was. I think I'm going to keep this forever. I didn't make any unrealistic goal like travelling abroad because it may or may not be possible x

    Noor's Place

    1. I think that's great. I think everyone should have that goal - I love it! Thanks for stopping by, Noor!

  5. I love the idea of a life long bucket list! :) good luck! :)

    Stopping by from the Holla New Year Hop , hope you can come say hi too!
    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Hima! I'll be sure to hop over to your blog :)

  6. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo