Only a weekish late, no big deal. Is anyone surprised? I think not.
Hello 2018. Welcome. We are so happy you are here.
I for one, am very pleased with how this new year started. I watched the ball drop with some friends, did a little (ahem, a lot) of kissing, and for the first time in 4 or 5 years, woke up without a hangover on New Year’s Day. New year, new me, right? Somehow we’re in the second week of January and I have upgraded myself from a V.B.P (Very Busy Person) to an E.B.P (Extraordinarily Busy Person). This year has quite a few big things ahead–this week I start grad school, in a few weeks I start seriously training for a half-marathon, AND my sweet friend is getting married this summer and I have the honor of being a bridesmaid! This is just the tip of the iceberg and I have my planner and highlighters ready.
What I did do on January 1st (besides rejoicing in my hangover-less existence) was write down my resolutions/goals for the year. I have always been a sucker for the practice because ultimately, it is a list, and I love making lists. This year, I tried to focus on things that are clear and that I actually have a chance of working on and attaining. My hope is that by sharing these goals here, on the grand ol’ internet, and checking in on them periodically, I will be more apt to stick with them as the life crazy becomes more intense. So, without further ado, I present to you my 2018 New Year’s Resolutions:
- Drink more water! At least 50oz a day! (It should be more like 66oz…but some water is better than no water.)
- Run a half-marathon.
- Finish/edit book. (Did I mention I started writing a book last year? I started writing a book last year.)
- Participate in NaNoWriMo 2018 and finish! (Because why not write ANOTHER book as well?)
- SPEAK. MY. TRUTH. (Enough said.)
- Be a better, more attentive listener.
- Learn 5 songs on the ukulele.
- Have a more open mind/heart towards grad school and teaching. (I REALLY want to achieve this. More later.)
- Practice yoga at least three times a week.
- Show more kindness and inclusion. (You can never been too kind or too inclusive, right?)
- Read 15 books!
- Learn how to do makeup for others! (Because, ahem, I volunteered to do the bridal party’s makeup for my friend’s wedding.)
It goes without saying that more blog-writing is also a goal. You will probably notice a shift in content–mainly because while I am trying to do 1000 things this year, I just want to write about whatever, whenever, and will probably want to write about all of the 1000 things. Until next time–(AKA hopefully later this week):
Cheers Darlings, and Happy New Year!