My "resolutions" for 2022

The beginning of a new year is always a chance of starting a new habit or taken on new activities. It's also a great time to reflect on ways of improving our approach to relationships, friendships, family and challenges. I hate label these new habits as resolutions since they're not goals to accomplish but simply new habits to try and see if it suits your lifestyle. Here are some that I would like to try this year and hopefully they become a lifetime habit.

Beach Bod

Countless of people decide to diet or lose weight as a new year's resolution, however in my case I simply want to keep my body moving all year round and feel good about my body. I tend to keep myself quite active during the summer with swimming and biking but when the cold weather comes I tend to hibernate. I would like to start working out at least twice a week and hopefully when gyms reopen take barre classes at a studio. I'm hoping to have defined abs this summer! 

New Skills

It's been a while since I've learned a new skill and I would like to refine and expand my skills in the design industry. Over the past 5 years, I've focused on growing my experience yet I haven't taken on new courses since graduating and I feel it's time to learn something new. I've previously received courses in 3D modelling while studying industrial design but I would like to learn other softwares that could be applied to footwear design. 


The past 2 years have been very difficult with networking and meeting new people in the industry as trade shows and material shows have been at halt. However, this year I truly want to actively network more with people in my field whether at events or online. It's such an essential aspect of this industry to network and make new contacts to learn new skills or meet suppliers that can help you with design projects or job hunting. It's very important to foster genuine professional connections with other peers in this industry to move forward in your career. 


I started journaling from a young age but in the last couple of years I've been less consistent with my entries and I would like to make it a habit to journal on a daily basis. I find that journaling helps me express my feelings and thoughts but it also allows me to reflect on both the good and bad that has happened to me. It's always good to read back on those entries and see how you've progressed. It definitely feels good to write down my thoughts, it feels like an emotional purge. I like to journal at night and reflect on how my day went. 

 Minimal Shopping

Over the past few years, I've made an effort of reducing my shopping habits but I always go back into my old habits of buying more... This year I would like to make a chart with all of my clothes/ accessories/ shoe spending to minimize my shopping. I'm also reaching an age that I've invested in many key items in my closet so I only need a few seasonal essentials but I definitely would like to be even more mindful of my purchases moving forward.  

Thanks for reading :)

- Nelly