It’s already a week into January and I am just now sitting down to write my resolutions. Given that I have never actually done that, I’d say I’m ahead of the game. So, here goes…my New Year’s resolutions for 2020.
Connecting at a Deeper Level with You
Yes, this is a fashion blog. And don’t worry, 99% of the blog will be about fashion. But in order to develop a greater connection with you, my readers, I recognize the need to share a little more of myself. Beyond my love of fashion, I play many familial roles that take up much of my life, I care deeply about social and political issues, and I’m a ‘highly cerebral’ person who is pretty much always focused on some existential matter. I bring this up because I don’t believe my blog photos are an accurate portrayal of my real life. Not comfortable enough to share real life in pictures quite yet, so I will share in words.
Practicing my Faith More Regularly
Faith is an interesting concept. I don’t like to discuss other people’s level of faith, but I will share mine. I like to think I’m a pretty devout Muslim. There’s a reason my blog is called Modestly Speaking. I very much feel my faith in my heart and mind, but I will be taking steps to physically practice my faith too. I equate salat with meditation, and with so much research showing the benefits of meditation on mind and body I will be more conscious of completing the obligatory prayers but also making an effort to do some extra.
This is one of my new year’s resolutions for 2020 for a couple reasons. The first is for financial reasons. I don’t think of myself as a big spender, but running a fashion blog adds up! So in this new year I will be trying to only buy things I will wear often, not things I think people will like to see. The other reason is to be kinder the the environment. The whole process of manufacturing and consuming clothing is having a huge effect on our environment. I have young children and it is my responsibility to do what I can to make this world a place for them. I shop second hand from time to time, but I want to adopt a mindset of contentment with what I have.
These are just a few for now. I have lots of goals and aspirations for this year, and writing down a few has really helped me focus on the big picture. What are your new year’s resolutions for 2020?