7 Things I Want to Do This Year

Posted on January 24, 2017 in

I feel like the last year flew by, and it’s hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of January. So much has already happened this year, and I feel like the next few months are going to slowly pass. One of the best ways I know how to pass time is to make make goals. I am really trying hard to diversify my goals for this year, just so I have a good pool to choose from in the coming months.

I hate making cheesy goals. I’m not good at sticking with them. I like to be specific. I like my goals to contribute to me being a better person. They also need to have steps and be working toward something better. Really, I need a distraction.

So, here we go.

Goal #1: Pay off at least 3 of my student loans. 

I’ve got a bunch of them! Thankfully, I will be able to pay one off entirely next week. Then, it’s just two more. It will be nice to owe a few thousand less (even though I just added a bunch of student debt this year when I went back to school).

Goal #2: Say more words (louder).

One of the reasons I suck at communicating is that I often just don’t talk. Okay, so this goal is not as specific as I’d like it to be. But it’s something I can work on each day. Sometimes I miss out on opportunities simply because I don’t speak up. I don’t want this to be an ongoing theme in my life.

Goal #3: Finish my novel.

So, yeah, this also means I need to start my novel. But it’s happening this year.

Goal#4: Be able to do a handstand.

The handstand is the bane of my existence in my attempts to do yoga well. This encompasses a lot of other skills I’m trying to work on, but this is a great way to qualify it all.

Goal #5: Finish the German Duolingo tree.

I’ve already finished the French and Spanish trees, and apparently I’m spending a lot of time in Germany lately. Time to get learning so I can actually talk to people while I travel.

Goal #6: Write a non-fiction book.

Yes, I’ve already done it. But I want to do it again (and better).

Goal #7: Figure out my living situation.

Again, not specific. But still, very important. This is a time in my life when I need to start making a lot of bigger decisions.  I need to figure out where I want to live, if I want to go to grad school, if I’m happy doing what I’m doing. I need to figure out something that makes me feel at peace with it all.

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