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wow. 2017 - you were a good one! so many countless memories were made + i wouldn't trade them for anything! [see my full year recap here!] with the new year comes new resolutions, + i'm so excited to reflect on last year's resolutions as well as create new ones for this year! also, my friends at berg + betts were kind enough to send me a gorgeous new watch that i cannot wait to style throughout the new year, + they also gave YOU a discount code -- find it at the bottom of this post! okay, let's get into the resolutions!

[previous new year's posts: 2015 resolutions / 2016 resolutions / 2017 resolutions

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  1. dish out more compliments

  2. thin out my closet

  3. organize my sd cards and save all the videos i create

  4. wear more hats! 

  5. stop caring about social media [ahem, instagram! i'm looking at you!] so much

[see the full post here] i'm never one to get down on myself for slacking on my resolutions, but i kinda sucked-with-a-capital-S this year 😂. BUT - i knocked #3 out of the park for SURE! i cleared out a hard drive at the beginning of the year + have uploaded almost every video taken + film created this year to it! amazon prime photo has also been super helpful in media organization, + it's been so nice to empty all the photos from my SD cards + keep them straight. i think i thinned out my closet a little bit [moving to california helped for sure], but i also bought a lot of clothing, so i think it cancels out... haha! as far as "not caring" about social media, i think i did the best i could. i definitely took a step back + stopped letting it define how i lived, but i don't think i could have grown my business + brand as much as i did this year without caring as much as i did, ya feel? cannot wait to see where i go with T+T this year :) + finally, i think i gave compliments, but by the end of the year i definitely try to give compliments. i think i'll carry this one over into 2018. next up, this years resolutions!! 

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  1. take more casual photos with my DSLR - i always make a point to take my dslr along with me when i go to events or things that warrant good photos, but i want to capture the small moments too, + not just on my iphone!
  2. make an effort to form new relationships + strengthen pre-existing ones - i'm a HUGE relationship person, i want to make an effort this year to really strengthen the relationships i have + form new ones with people in my school community, church community, + online community! friends are the best :)
  3. eat better + find a workout i love - i hate running, but i still do it. i'm making it a point to eat better + really try to hone in on wellness in relation to my diet + exercise routines. we tried a little bit last year with whole30, but it ended up creating more problems than it did eliminating "pounds". 
  4. listen to more podcasts/read more books - STOP with the netflix molly!! i could probably singlehandedly support the entire netflix corporation -- i'm making a conscious effort this year to listen to good podcasts that teach me a lot + reading books that stimulate my creativity. 
  5. dig into god's word + strengthen my relationship with him - as of the end of 2017, i was beginning to form good habits + i'm excited to put even more work + time into them in the coming months so i can grow increasingly closer to Him, always!!
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+ that's it! do you create resolutions for yourself? if so, i'd love to hear 'em -- go ahead + share in the comments below or on my instagram!  and now, the moment you've alll been waiting for -- as i mentioned above, berg + betts was kind enough to supply a discount code for T+T readers - use "THISTHAT" for 20% off your watch purchase! they seriously have the most beautiful timepieces, + i can't wait to use mine to keep track of time + have it serve as a reminder of all the things i want to accomplish in 2018. 

cheers to what will hopefully be the best year yet! love all of you babes, thanks for supporting me + this crazy little blog every year. you're all the best. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 

post by molly garvin

images by claire garvin

watch: berg + betts

top: anthro -- ON SALE!!

jean jacket: thrifted