Having It All – 2015 Goals


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I know it’s so cliché, but seriously, this year has flown by. I can’t believe it’s almost 2015! Last year this time, I was freezing in S. Korea, and this time I’m taking advantage of my mom’s Keurig coffee maker, eating my dad’s homemade coconut cake for breakfast and playing with my nieces. Love!

Around this time of year, I always like to take a moment to reflect and set goals for the next year. I used to not be a big goal setter, as I would beat myself up if I didn’t accomplish my goals, but now I realize that goals are just markers, not necessarily the end product. It’s also around this time of year that I buy pretty new notebooks and planners, listen to developmental podcasts and get inspiration from awesome go-getting women like interior designer, Cathy Hobbs.

2014 was a big year for me. I moved to Vietnam, made some great connections with The Wanderlust Project, traveled to 3 new countries, made awesome new friends, and started my very own online magazine, Glamtrotting. Glamtrotting in particular was a huge step for me, as I’ve always envisioned myself as a super awesome magazine/media mogul. Laying down the foundation for the magazine was a major accomplishment for me, even though I’ve made a million mistakes along the way. But each day, I’m growing. I’m learning. I’m starting to redefine what it means to “have it all”, the phrase that was everywhere in 2014.

What does “having it all” mean to you? For some, it’s shoes, cars, houses, corner office. For others, it’s a beach view, bongos, and a mojito. For me, it’s simply about doing what I love and helping people along the way. All that’s necessary for me to have it all is to make money from doing what I am passionate about.  It’s the reason why I continue to blog here, and the reason I started Glamtrotting. Glamtrotting is the one thing that keeps me up late at night researching, planning, working. I’m so excited to see it and The Wanderlust Project grow in 2015.

With all of this said, I wanted to share some of my 2015 goals with you!

+ Redefine Glamtrotting and it’s purpose – further mold it into the magazine I’ve always pictured.
+ Call my parents more often.
+ Write at least 3 times a week on The Wanderlust Project.
+ Keep in touch with friends, whether via Facebook, e-mail, Skype, or phone calls.
+ Be more pro-active with networking and pitching.
+ Learn to stand in my power – what this means is to really OWN being a blogger and a magazine editor-in-chief. I tend to shy away from really telling people what I really do. It’s gonna stop in 2015!
+ Really embody the “Glamtrotter” spirit – major one for me. Since moving to Vietnam, I feel like I’ve let my glam factor go down to about a zero. I keep using the excuse that it’s just too hot to really care about appearances but I know that when I feel glam and gorgeous, it makes me more productive. Since being home, I’ve restocked all of my makeup and hair products so I can get my life together when I go back.

What are your goals for having it all in 2015? Let me know in the comments! Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!!!

With its stylish looks and premium interior, the Nissan Altima is just as much as an individual as you are. Not fitting into one mold is what makes the Nissan Altima not only unique, but very exciting!


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