I never really make New Years resolutions. I think people put too much pressure on themselves to make a change all at once because of some arbitrary day in the dead of winter. But I do like to set myself goals for the whole calendar year. This year I’ve plotted out some goals and the word that I’m going to try to keep in the back of my head throughout is “kindness”. I tend to think of new beginnings coming in with the Spring (that’s how orientated I am about the weather), but I’m going to try to relish what’s left of winter. I’m very excited about the upcoming year for so many different reasons, but here’s a small selection of the things that I am looking forward to in the next year:
>>>Going on honeymoon! Six months later isn’t too late in my books. I’ve never been on a vacation that’s longer than a week, so two weeks in Thailand seems crazy!
>>>Finally seeing “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in February after buying tickets approximately 2 years ago.
>>>We have two weddings on the cards to attend already. (Plus more later on in the year without a date set yet, I’m sure!)
>>>Sam getting his driving license.
>>>Hiking around the moors in the summertime.
>>>Run a 5K.
>>>Planning a weekend break somewhere new (Rome, Venice, Copenhagen, and Dublin are all options.)
>>> Learn to do 1 pullup.
>>> Baking many tasty things.
>>> Working on new projects career-wise.
>>> Attempting to eat vegetarian most weekdays (I did this for about half the year in 2016 – in 2017 I want to get through the entire year.)
>>> Continuing to grow this space and see where that takes me.
>>>Enjoying my last full calendar year in my 20s.
>>>Being a better friend.
>>>Reading 75 new books this year. I’ve set 75 as my Goodreads challenge again this year – I fell short of it in 2016.
What are you looking forward to in 2017?