New Year, Not So New Me

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I was just talking over brunch with one of my best friends about New Year's resolutions and realized I don't really have any. The one thing I could think of was that maybe I should stop indulging in foods that I'm allergic to, and thus maybe cut down my Benadryl intake. There are lots of things I'd like to refine in the next year, and of course I expect to grow and change like anyone does, but solid resolutions just don't feel applicable at the moment.

The three things I tend to focus on this time of year are becoming healthier, happier, and a better person. Health is a weird one, because I know I want to feel better and exercise more consistently, but solid goals stress me out. Hence the food allergy idea above. I overall just want to make sure I'm taking good care of my body no matter how busy or stressed I am. Happiness is super subjective, but for me it will likely mean feeling fulfilled creatively, feeling like I'm doing my best in work and school, and consistent nurturing of my relationships with my family and friends. I'm thinking that will mean things like refining my photography and editing style, developing a solid schedule, and working harder to keep in contact with everyone.

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It feels fitting that I'm writing this post in San Francisco and that's also where all of these pictures were taken (some even in front of where I went to high school). It's a place where I went through a lot of change and spent my adolescent years. Change is good, I always try to embrace it as much as possible. And with a ton of changes coming in the next year, it feels good to start in a place that is familiar.

Thank you all for making my first year of blogging a truly great one. I've only been doing this for eight months, but I've absolutely loved it and I can't wait to create better and better content for you guys in 2018. Happy New Year!

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