I know we’re almost half way through January already, but I still wanted to share with you some of my resolutions for the year. Here’s 5 things I learned from last year (if you haven’t read it yet).
These resolutions were made based on where I was and where I want to go. I make short-term and long-term goals regularly but making new year resolutions is another way I reflect and improve. So, here are my five:
I enjoy reading. I just haven’t done much of it last year, especially the second half of last year. I end up buying books that collect dust because I don’t make time for them. Hence, I’ve made a commitment to read a little everyday. I don’t have a specific number of books I want to complete, but making time to read is implemented into my daily routine. In the mornings I read a devotional book (I’m almost finish with it so after that I’m starting my Scripture reading). At night, I’m reading Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis.
I write a lot. I graduated college as a writing major, and I actually really do enjoy writing. I have some completed work and some incomplete–but I want to start submitting them to journals and magazines. I also want to complete my incomplete works. My goal is to finish two pieces of work and submit it every month. If you have any favorite literary journal/magazine, let me know!!
Last year I made a ton of road trips. I hate driving but those road trips were worth it. I loved the green summer hills and the orange autumn scenery. For this coming year, I want to travel more. I don’t have a specific destination, but I do have a few places in mind. I just want to see new sites and try new things, get inspired and recharged.
BE MORE INTENTIONAL
I want to be more intentional in every aspect of my life. I want to live more sustainably and be more intentional in my relationships. For living more sustainably, I know it’s going to be challenging, but I believe that making small changes can have huge differences–so I’ll start small. For being more intentional in my relationships, I want to make time to talk to friends and family, see how they’re doing, pray with/for them.
SAY YES TO OPPORTUNITIES
I started doing this near the end of last year, and I want to continue doing it this year. Of course this is not to say that I will say ‘yes’ to everything. But this is to challenge me to say ‘yes’ to opportunities I may have said ‘no’ to before, or to opportunities I’ve always wanted to try but never did.
Those are brief summaries to 5 of my resolutions for the new year. Next week I’ll be writing a post on how to keep/start your resolutions (or goals in general) so come back for that! Let me know what are some of your goals!
Thank you for reading. And have a blessed day =)