What I learned in 2015 | Resolutions

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Happy 2016! I hope everyone had a fabulous time ringing in a fresh year! I was in bed by 12:30 a.m. so I’m most definitely feeling refreshed. 2015 was my biggest year to date personally and professionally. For starters: I left my full-time position (one of the best (scary) decisions I’ve ever made) I got engaged, started writing for Glitter Guide, Whitney Port & Ashley Tisdale — I worked with huge (Donald Trump voice) brands, including: Sears, Tommy Hilfiger, Lyft, Macy’s, Cafe Bustelo & more. As I reflect on the past year, I can’t help but smile — I’m so blessed to be able to do what I truly love day after day. It’s been challenging, fulfilling, frustrating, scary, emotional and meaningful. I owe it all to you! Thanks for your continuous support on this little journey. I don’t always know where it’s going, but I’m looking forward to an even bigger 2016. In honor of a new year — I wanted to share some of the biggest/smallest lessons I learned in 2015; what were some of yours? Share below! xx

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BIGGEST LESSONS IN 2015

  1. Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s okay.
  2. Stop comparing your path to someone else’s — Enjoy where you are, and live in the moment.
  3. Travel more; even if your bank account says otherwise. I’m looking forward to San Francisco & LA in the next 2 months!
  4. Ditch the phonies/fakes — there’s a lot of them in this world of mine. Make room for genuine hearts & spared a ton of kindness.
  5. Eat healthier: you are what you eat, after-all. As I reflect back on this past year, I’m very unhappy with my body — time to turn that around! A healthier Arin in 2016!
  6. Dogs make me happy.
  7. If you’re unhappy: do something about it. I was miserable in corporate; It wasn’t until I left that things started to turn around.
  8. Love is incredible — Being engaged has completely filled my heart.
  9. Don’t cry over health insurance: it’s not worth it.
  10. Put aside money for taxes (This is my first year as an independent contractor, and I’m a tad terrified to see the results!)
  11. You can do incredible things on your own — you don’t need anyone else.
  12. If one person says no, another will say yes.
  13. Netflix is one of the best inventions of all time.
  14. Set goals & push yourself more and more each month
  15. Stop doing it for the like: Does anyone else get wrapped up in how many ‘likes’ they received on Instagram?! Start living for you — not the gram! (you like that?!)
  16. Have more fun!

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS | GOALS

  • 2016 is all about health, happiness & success. A few of my resolutions include:
  • Losing weight: So creative, right?! But, seriously — I am hoping to drop 15-20 pounds throughout the next year!
  • No Dairy January: I’m challenging myself to no dairy for the month of January! I’ve never actually done this in my 29 years of life — so wish me luck! (I will miss you cheese pizza!)
  • Be happier: I’m such a sucker for comparison. My life is definitely on a different (slower) path than I envisioned years ago — but, I need to be happy with where I am now. Life doesn’t give a shit about your plans, right?!
  • Have more fun: I need to have more fun with the blog — sometimes, I take it way too seriously!
  • Drink more water: Come on, Arin! Make it happen!

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  • Loved following along this year and congratulations on your engagement and all the other milestones! Loved reading your resolutions, and good luck with your month of going dairy free. Although it can feel overwhelming I went vegan four years ago and seriously felt so much better after cutting dairy out, my skin loved it and I had so much more energy. Happy new year girl!!

    xoxo Nicole

    https://www.brazenbrunette.com

  • I loved following you this year and so happy for all your accomplishments! You’ve inspired me in so many ways and I look forward to reading all your posts everyday! I wish you nothing but happiness in 2016!

    I loved this little list, very useful, creative and TRUE!

    Happy New Year, Arin 🙂

  • I loved following you this year and so happy for all your accomplishments! You’ve inspired me in so many ways and I look forward to reading all your posts everyday! I wish you nothing but happiness in 2016!

    I loved this little list, very useful, creative and TRUE!

    Happy New Year, Arin 🙂