Here we are, the first day 2017.
To me, it still feels unreal and instead of joy,I kinda feel pressured.This year, I will be turning 22 and I have big plans and goals for myself ahead.
2016 was doubtless not the best year so far in my life, I lost some very dear family members including my childhood pets right at the beginning of the year,also failed some tests and didn’t accomplish what I should have and that lead to disappointing my beloved ones.And to top it off,my health was a mess as well,I got cheilitis,was constantly sick(I am typing this right now with a flu that I got 3 weeks ago and I’m still not recovered) I know it was the bad lifestyle and diet choices that finally showed signs,but no amount of vitamin capsules worked in a snap,it was a long battle and is still ongoing.
Yet it was the year where I feel like I learned the most and fully realised the responsibility of being an adult.The biggest lesson for me was to spend as much time as possible with your family so you won’t regret about it later.Oh,and I definitely learned how important it is to take care of your own body and mind as well.It really is fundamental.
Then,there are the small things that made last year totally awesome at the same time.Our new family dog Toffee,which we rescued from someone who was about to abandon him, is just the sweetest,the love and joy he brings to our family is so heart warming and makes the lost of our other pets a little less painful.
I relaunched my blog,seeing what I wanted to do all my teenage years coming to life is really rewarding.Yes,It keeps me busy because blogging is not that easy as it seems but seeing the progress how it’s growing makes me really proud.
Some people say new years resolutions are foolish and I do agree on it to a certain degree.So,I never wrote down any for the past few years but the other day I came across a quote by Melody Beattie ,
Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.
and she is right,loosely mapping out a year gives us hope and motivation and that’s never a bad thing.Even though we all know deep down in our hearts,what’s coming up in life will never go after how you planned it.That’s just the never-ending cycle we have to deal with.I think a good list should not be too specific so you can actually stick to the plan.
This year I will start as a new soul and write down my “goals” publicly on the internet to share and to find out with all of you next year how much I accomplished.
- Time Management
it’s something I struggle a lot with.I know you can get so much more done if you plan things out and stick to it.But I didn’t pay much attention to it,hence why I still have more than 10 blog posts in draft.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Be More Consistent
I have this bad habit of abandon things the moment when the excitements are over,which happens quick with me.It can be gaming,reading,playing new pieces on the piano or even Instagram.I barely finish or keep things consistent.I think 2017 should be the year where I get rid of this.
- Financial Management
I’m not sure if you’re supposed to talk about money on the internet.But anyways,I have troubles keeping an eye on how much and on what I spend my money…I am pretty sure I don’t need another lipstick in my overflowing collection,so I will try to resist the allure of makeup this year.
This Last year,or the last few month of it,I managed to eat a healthy diet and I see how well my body has been responding to it.And as a couch potato that fools everyone with blessed skinny genes(Thanks Mum and Dad!),I should start working out, not to lose weight but to get my overall health back on track.
That’s my list! Short and simple.I’m optimistic that I can achieve a lot more with these changes in the up coming year.Wish me luck!
And to all of you,happy new year!