Happy new year and new decade everyone! It’s the roaring twenties and everyone is looking for a fresh start. Sorry to be one of those “resolutions” people, but I believe in checking in with yourself and going after what you want. Last year, I made some goals to relocate myself and find happiness, and I’m happy to report that I did just that. While last year was mainly focused on my happiness, I’m able to focus this year on my inspiration. Here are some goals I’m looking forward to achieving this year:
- Last year, I made the goal to read one book per month, totaling twelve for the entire year. I’m excited to announce that I surpassed that goal last year, and hope to meet it again this year. I have plenty of books on my ‘to read’ list, including Michelle Obama’s Becoming, Ross Mathew’s new book Name Drop, as well as some classics like The Shining and The Divinci Code.
- I want to do more writing this year. I want to keep up with this blog, continuing to write one post per week. However, I’m hoping to complete a manuscript for a book this year. It’s currently in the early early early stages, but at least I’m off to a start.
- I’m focusing on positivity this year, and ensuring that I am not wasting any of my time doing anything that I don’t want to do. I know it sounds cliche to say something like “positive vibes only this year” – but I’m not allowing myself to be in situations in which I am uncomfortable or unhappy. I am not going to give my time to anything that does not serve me in some way. I do not want to navigate through negativity, but rather remove it as much as possible. Sorry to be vague, but there’s honestly a lot of layers to this one.
- I wish so badly that I could say my finances were in a good place, but I spent a lot of money last year that I haven’t been able to save back. Moving wasn’t cheap, Christmas always puts a dent on my credit cards, and saving takes time. I’m really going to make saving money a priority this year, and I’m hoping that this is no longer a stresser for me this time next year. I have a hard time saying “no” to experiences regardless of the cost, but I can for sure start to make some smarter decisions without jeopardizing what’s important for me.
- There’s a ton of things in the world that I wish I could change, and I think it’s time for me to start getting involved. I have no idea exactly what this looks like just yet, but I’m interested in getting myself into human rights in some way. I’m not sure if this is going to be through a volunteer opportunity or how I’m going to move forward in this area, but I still want to make this a priority. There’s so much bad in the world, so I want to figure out how I can help to make it a better place.
Each year is a gift! Take the opportunity to reflect with yourself on what you really want out of life. Then head out there and go get it!
Thanks for reading!