Happy Valentine’s Day: From Us

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I asked my boyfriend to collaborate with me on this post. We decided to do our own “Top 10 List” for the Holiday so before you head out with that special someone read this Top 10 Valentines Day Ideas for Couples. The “Guys” section is his top five ways to get brownie points for the fellas, and the “Girls” section is my top 5 ways to basically not mess anything up when you can see he is trying to make you happy. (This post is best read if you read his number 1, her number 1, his number 2, her number 2, etc.)

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Welcome to 2017

It’s New Year’s Day! You know what that means. The party is over, 2016 is behind us, and this year is full of possibilities. Most of us want to do something to improve ourselves so we say things like “new year, new me” and set resolutions that we will throw out the window as soon as they are an inconvenience. Setting goals is great, but let’s call it that. Why should we resolve to do anything that we haven’t already accomplished, especially if we’re only resolving to do something because it’s the start of a new year.

New Year’s resolutions sometimes roll over into the next years resolution and end up being things that just are never accomplished. Let’s end the cycle of disappointment in ourselves. Instead of resolutions, I vote that this year we all agree to aim higher. If we all work a little bit harder to make ourselves a little bit better then maybe, just maybe, the world would become a better place. I’m not saying that we will end wars or end hunger, but maybe you’re a little happier because you try daily to be someone that you can be proud of. An enhanced version of yourself.

That’s my aspiration for this year. To aim higher, be better, and never stop trying. I am taking every moment of every day to improve me. What else do I have to do? Sit around and be grumpy all year, then complain in December about how much 2017 sucked and how next year will be different. Nah, I’ll pass. I’m sure 2017 won’t be perfect. I, of course, want to succeed but this year I refuse to bite off more than I can chew.

If I fail it will be with grace, I will learn from it and try again. I hope you will too.