This post is coming almost a month into the new year because I always find it daunting to set goals for the new year. I don’t believe in resolutions because those sound so disposable. By the end of February your resolutions can be gone, cast aside. “Try better next year,” you laugh.
Goals. That word sounds far more permanent. It sounds adult-ish and has an air of determination to it. When you set goals they are something you strive to accomplish. And, really, there is no timeline for a goal. You set it now and it may not happen until next year, but that is okay. What matters is that you set it.
So, the rest of this post will be a list of the goals I am setting at the beginning of the new year. Throughout the year and ever on, I will come back and cross them off as they happen.
This is probably one of the best ways to get to know me better, so enjoy.
- Transform my relationship with food and eat healthier
- Make exercise effortless, another part of the routine and something I enjoy
- Spend an entire weekend in SF
- Take a trip to Portland, OR
- Complete 3 new hikes in Yosemite
- Run in my first 5k
- Expand my professional photography business
- Expand my collection of photography equipment
- Buy a new car
- Get another tattoo or two
- Learn to play ukulele
- Learn to play violin
- Expand and grow in my video making capabilities
- Write a book
- Go to the Grand Canyon
- Make mindfulness/yoga a regular practice
- Start keeping a journal
- Become a budget master
- Spend another weekend in L.A. exploring it further
- Start waking up earlier
- Make my bed every morning
- PUBLISH an article or two; Freelance or otherwise
- Make a new friend
- Reconnect with an old one
- Keep going to therapy
- Go and see Hamilton (hopefully in L.A.)
- Volunteer in some capacity
- Take some online classes/maybe some adult education classes
- Stay organized
- Be minimalistic
- Hike. A lot.
- Practice self-love
I might add more later. But we will see. A lot of these are not things that can simply be checked off, because they are on-going, never ending practices, but it was important for me to put them here. To put them out into the universe.
Thanks for reading.