January 1, 2016
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January 1, 2016 Hilary


Are you a Resolutionist? If so, like many people you’re probably thinking a bit about what you’ll be doing differently in the new year. While I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions, last January I decided 2015 would be my year!

I wanted to be realistic about setting this goal and choose something I had a chance at succeeding at. Eating healthy and exercise were immediately out, as they are already something I do regularly. I suppose I could have chosen, drink less, stay home more, cleaning and organizing or more at home cooking, but I knew if I chose any of those I would be out of the game within weeks. So what would it be? Decisions Decisions…

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My 2015 New Year’s Resolution:

View all of the films nominated for an Academy Award Best Picture and if time permitted the added bonus of Best Actor/Actress categories. 

Now you might not think so, but this was actually a much more difficult task than it sounds. There were a number of things to consider, timing and interest being two of them, but I powered through and with the exception of one best supporting actor movie, saw them all! The final event was an Academy Awards Party where for the first time ever I had seen most all the movies! Fun!

Why tell you this? I suppose it’s because even though my resolution wasn’t very serious, once I made it, I was committed to making it happen and following through. Not only was I successful which felt great, but many other lovely things happened in 2015 which I had not officially resolved to do. I like to think that it doesn’t take an official statement to make good things happen for yourself!

Here are a few highlights from my 2015 any of which could have been an official resolution, but were not:

Spend More Time With FriendsYear In Review-2760Explore My Own BackyardYear In Review-2920Run A MarathonYear In Review-3060Visit Old FavoritesMore Family Time Visit More MuseumsYear In Review-3901Start A Bloghilarystyle blog header timTravel MoreYear In Review-4120Enjoy More Live MusicYear In Review-5987See New Places#walkofsevenhangingvalleys

So, what will my New Year’s Resolution be for 2016? I think I’ll go with 2015s resolution, after all it seemed to work out well!

Happy New Year!

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I love to travel & explore the world both near and far! I do my best to make the most out of life each and everyday! I have two boys and they are, at the ages of 13 and 18, world travelers and all around go along guys. There isnt anywhere I cant take them. It is my hope this blog will be a way to share the fun things Ive learned while on our many adventures together!

Comments (3)

  1. Jacquie Brase

    Happy New Year Hil!!! Enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pictures!!! Your sons are very handsome! Love, Jacquie.

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