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Living Purposefully For A Year & Where I’m Going From Here

Live Purposefully

One year ago today, I decided that I was going to live purposefully. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do, think, create, and achieve in the new year. But, ultimately, I just wanted to make my life matter. I had no idea that it was last an entire year, bring hundreds of people into my life, and spread as far as it has.

“My hope is to make my life and this world a better in every single way that I can. I’m done taking the easy way out and giving my money to companies that do more harm than good. This world will only be better if we make it.”

I wrote those words last year, after deciding that my normal resolutions were — excuse my French — bullshit. They did work, because I truly didn’t care. Society drove my goals. Told me to lose ten pounds. Eat more kale. Whatever the fad is that year. Instead, I decided to take a broad goal and do my best to implement it into my life in all aspects.

I’m extremely happy to say that I have succeeded. Even more importantly, I had a whole lot of fun doing it.

This past year brought brands into my life that I never would’ve discovered, amazing makeup, and even a staple skincare routine. It connected me with charities, women-owned businesses, and all of you. The best part about this entire journey was meeting all of you guys and connecting through my journey to live purposefully. I am so grateful for every single amazing soul reading this right now.

Which brings me to my next resolution…

This year I’m aiming to give, love, and create more.

Live Purposefully

… I will also be living purposefully. I know that technically you’re supposed to make a new resolution every year, but I had way too much fun with this one to ditch it. Instead, I decided to build on. After all, I couldn’t go on without showing you guys all of my thrift finds and amazing brands.

I’m going to continue my journey to live purposefully while giving, loving, and creating more.

What does that mean? Well, to start it means doing a better job at posting regularly. It also means teaming up with charities and giving my all in every single relationship.

This past year I realized how much time I spend with myself. Typically, people need more me-time. I need to spend more time out of the house, face-to-face with friends and family more — spreading love and giving what I have to offer.

Of course, there are some online goals too. I want to get my book club rolling strong, expand it even further, and connect women everywhere. I want to keep proving that thrifting isn’t about finding out-of-date clothing. And finally, I want to up my side hustle game and turn things I love into profits.

What are your goals for 2018? I want to hear all about them — personal, blog-related, anything that you have in mind. If last year taught me anything, it’s that it’s so important to share your goals with others to hold yourself accountable. Thank you for going on this journey with me, and I hope you’re enjoying the ride as much as I am.

xx.

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12 Comments

  • Absolutely Olivia

    I absolutely LOVE this post and your new goal for 2018! It’s such a great mentality to have going into a new year, and I might have to try and follow the same thing for myself. Can’t wait to hear more about your thrifting 🙂

    January 2, 2018 at 8:02 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      It was a lot of fun to put together! I love making my goals for the new year. I hope your 2018 is the best yet! xx.

      January 2, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply
  • crystalsandcurls

    YES GIRL YES! I love that you took action and changed your life and that you’re building on that foundation this year!xx

    January 2, 2018 at 8:09 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      It’s the first goal I’ve actually stuck too and it feels so good! Not to mention it was fun to do! Hope you have a great new year, babe xx.

      January 2, 2018 at 8:48 am Reply
  • Danielle

    I think these “mindfulness” goals are much more meaningful than simply adding something to your to do list- like loosing weight. Here’s to success in 2018.

    January 2, 2018 at 9:44 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      They might be broader, but they’re way easier to stick to! I love feeling like I’ve accomplished something with every purchase too. Sending all the good vibes your way for 2018! xx.

      January 2, 2018 at 10:24 am Reply
  • stelakoc

    Aw! Love this xx

    January 2, 2018 at 11:51 am Reply
  • lifeofangela

    You have done such an amazing job with living more purposefully! It may be a broader goal, but that does mean that you can do more to incorporate it into your daily life 🙂

    January 2, 2018 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • kittyp0p

    Happy New Year! So proud of you for doing so well in 2017 with living purposefully and sharing your experiences with us (: looking forward to walking through 2018 with you

    January 2, 2018 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Cherylene

    Beautifully inspiring post! Thank you for sharing with us. Living purposefully is a step in the right direction. May 2018 bring you even more joy and satisfaction. 🙂

    January 2, 2018 at 7:35 pm Reply
  • infinitelyadaydreamer

    This is a great post! You’re so right about resolutions too.. we only really complete them when our hearts in it.

    XX

    January 3, 2018 at 6:42 am Reply
  • outnaboutweb

    Your blog has come so far Kali, it’s really amazing to see how it developed! I find it’s super fascinating and inspring to see and hear how you live on your purposeful journey and your blog has become one of my very favorties to read! You never disappoint!
    Happy new year,
    elena

    https://outnaboutweb.wordpress.com

    January 8, 2018 at 8:25 am Reply
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