I realize this is a long list, and I’ll talk about that later, but I wanted to share some of my goals for the year as well as some of the bucket list items I hope to cross off spanning various categories. I’m going to split thing lonnggggg list into four parts: Resolutions, Goals, Bucket List/Misc, and Food!
Resolutions: permanent changes to your lifestyle.
1. Get fit and stay fit! I know that it’s stereotypical but I think I have a good shot. I already started going to the gym this year and I’ve made progress. My goals pertaining to this resolution are:
- Increase muscle tone/strength.
- Be able to run at least 5 miles without stopping.
- Practice yoga once a week (at least.)
2. Meditate once a week. I’m not much of a spiritual person, however, meditation is good for the mind and the body. I absolutely cannot relax due to my anxiety and I am hoping to change that this year.
3. Draw at least once a week. I’ve been wanting to increase my artistic skills for a while. This is slow burner so I don’t expect too see a ton of progress for a couple years. I’m ok with slow progress in this area of my life.
Goals: desired achievements or outcomes.
1. Write a book. This goal is the most important to me. It’s absolutely crucial if I’m ever going to be a writer: I have to start writing. I’ve wanted to write a book since high school and I never carried out the idea. The problem is I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WRITE. No idea feels good enough.
2. Maintain my GPA (grade point average)/Kick ass at university. Oh, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t neurotic about my GPA. The cost of college-education is too high to be earning C’s and D’s in my classes. Sure, maybe “C’s get degrees” but it doesn’t impress anybody and it doesn’t earn scholarships. Plus I’m going to a different university this year – so I’m definitely going to struggle. I will not let it destroy what I’ve worked so hard for.
3. Travel somewhere new. This is always on my bucket list for each year.
4. Read 20 books. I got a nook (for almost free) this year plus I have tons of books I have not read yet. I have no excuse.
5. Beauty goals: clear up my skin, stop biting my nails, and grow out my hair. Here’s to a better-looking me. I’ll talk more about these later if I succeed.
6. Double my savings. I had only a thousand dollars at the beginning of last year and now I have way more saved up. I’d like to double that. It’s definitely possible.
7. Donate blood. I have to do something that’s not completely self-serving!
8. Make some serious headway with my scrapbook. Frankly, I have too much shit waiting to be glued onto 12×12 pieces of paper.
9. Finish up decorating/fixing up my room. I’ll be living here for two more years. I might as well have a nice looking space.
Bucket List Items/Misc:
1. Go skydiving. This is for my birthday. But maybe I’ll wimp out.
2. Take a tai chi class.
3. Have a spa day. Haven’t we all wanted to be in a pamper montage from a movie?
4. Go camping. It’s been too long.
5. Get a tattoo. I own a cool shirt that says “kiss my tattooed ass,” yet I have no tattoos. No, I do not wear it in public.
6. Visit 3 attractions in my local city.
7. Get my fortune told by a psychic.
FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!
1. Eat at 10 new restaurants.
2. Make sushi.
3. Make caramel apples.
4. Make ice cream.
And there we have it! Everything I want to accomplish and experience in the coming year. I always hear that new years resolutions should be realistic and obtainable. I can only agree to a certain extent. In fact, I subscribe to a different theory about goal-setting.
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” —Les Brown.
I like to set the bar high for myself. As long as I am able to accept that I may not obtain everything I set out to do, it will not hurt me in the long run. I’m setting out to write a book in 2018 and if I only write half of the book, then I still have half-a-book more than before. That rhymed.
What are your goals for the new years? What changes would you like to see in your social life, skill set, mental health, career, spirituality, family life, hobbies, or appearance? (or none of the above). I will be coming back to this list before 2019 and talking about what I did and did not accomplish. Finally:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!