2018 was a blast! It started off with my first ever blogger event, “Birthday at the Bar.” Ringing in my 30th year with my Bar family and sharing my love for the the exercise alongside friends was awesome. In May we celebrated our fifth year as San Franciso residents and the fifth year that Jonathan has been in business. It still blows my mind that we had the CHUTZPAH to pick up and leave a very stable life and move to the most incredible (yet most expensive) city in the US. Shortly after passing this milestone, I returned to Colombia for the first time in 30 years! We spent the most magical 11 days in Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena. September was another big month. I was featured in Harper’s Bazaar during New York Fashion Week, and Jonathan and I comemmorated SEVEN years of marriage! Time really does fly when you are having fun.
I am looking forward to the sweet occasions the new year will bring. We already have a busy couple of months ahead of us, but before diving in, I think it is important to set goals and lay out some attainable 2019 new year resolutions. After all, “accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results. “
Ask for Help
I’m a busy busy bee, but I am a one woman show. Not only am I the Creative Director, Model, Stylist, Writer, and Editor of this blog, but I am the VP of Marketing and Outreach at Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery (aka the office of @realdrbae), Account Manager at BuildMyBod Health, and the Vice Chair of the Membership Activity Committee for the Junior League of San Francisco in my “spare time.” I need an assistant – like yesterday! I have no doubt that with help from the right person I can increase my productivity and sleep more restfully.
I have always been a procrastinator…I pulled all-nighters in college more often than I am proud to admit. I justify this behavior reminding myself that “I always get the job done.” But what I have come to realize is that if you can complete the task in five minutes or less, take care of it right away! You are way better off answering that one-liner email when you receive it, than moving it to your to-do list because it’ll “only take a few minutes later.” Now wish me luck – this is not the first time I have pledged to end the procrastination cycle!
Nurture New Friendships
I am so fortunate to have lifelong friendships with some of the most sincere and entertaining humans on earth! But the older we get, the harder it is to make new friends. When you are young, you’re forced into situations where friendships are formed. Maybe you went to sleep away camp each summer, or you lived in a dormitory your freshman year of college with a randomly assigned roommate. When you are an adult and are capable of making your own decisions, it is easy to get comfortable with what you have. And if you are married to your bff or “other half,” it’s really easy to hang out with him or her 24/7. 2019 is the year I am going to initiate new friendships. There are a handful of people I converse with on a regular basis but it stops there. This year I am going to ask for phone numbers, send texts, and setup coffee dates.
Take More Risks
One thing I have learned about myself is that I am a creature of habit. I frequent the same restaurants and order the same dishes. GG and I walk the same routes and greet the same people. When you are content with your life, it can be hard to branch out. But it is not until you take risks or try new things that you will discover what you have been missing. This year I am going to be open to taking more risks with regards to business. I am going to try new things across the board. But hey, I am shooting these pics in a new neighborhood and that is not a Gucci shopping bag in my hand. I think I am already off to a good start! What are some of your 2019 new year resolutions? I would love to hear!
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