Every new year I make resolutions to myself. Around the middle of January most of them have already been broken or forgotten. This year I wanted to do something different. I don’t want to make haphazard resolutions that I forget about or give up on. I really want to grow as a woman, a wife, and a blogger. I plan to do that by setting goals for myself.
In no particular order, these are the goals I’d like to achieve before the end of the year.
1. Write more.
I’ve kept a journal off and on throughout my entire life, but I’ve never completed one, as in filled up an entire journal with my thoughts. I also majored in Creative Writing in college, but since I’ve graduated I’ve written very little. I don’t necessarily want to write stories, (although I’m not ruling that out) I mainly just want to document my days, special memories and occasions, so that one day I can reflect on them.
2. Learn more about photography
I finally have a DSLR camera and I really want to learn how to take great pictures. I’ve done a little reading, but there is so much that I still need to learn. I’ve really enjoyed taking pictures for my blog and I know the more I learn and the more I practice, the better my photos will be.
3. Be healthier.
Last year I was really motivated to eat healthy and exercise because I had a wedding dress to fit in to. After the wedding and honeymoon I kind of just slumped back into my same old routine, eating whatever, whenever and not lifting a finger. I want to lose weight, but I don’t want that to be the focus. I really want to learn about healthy foods and apply that to my meals and snacks. I want to be more active, go to the gym more often, and practice yoga.
4. Get crafty!
One thing I wanted to do on this blog was to share creative projects. I pretty much failed in that area this past year, but I really want to change that. The past few weeks I’ve been creating a lot more and I feel so accomplished when I complete a project. I want to continue creating and sharing my ideas with my readers.
5. Pursue God’s will for my life.
This is a big one for me. I’m at the point in my life where I’m struggling to find my purpose. I’m not satisfied with my career, but I don’t know what else I want to do. I try to figure things out on my own, but that just leads me further away from where I need to be. This year I really want to focus on myself. It’s time for me to stop trying to handle things on my own, to stop worrying, and to start praying more, reading more, and listening for the answers to the many questions I have about my where I’m going and where I need to be.
I feel like these goals are attainable, but also challenging. I’m looking forward to this new year and all that it has in store for me.