In less than two months, we’re going to be making new resolutions for a new year. I prefer the word ‘goal,’ because to me, a goal is more of a path to progress versus definitive change. Less chance of self-disappointment, for those of us who can be hard on ourselves.
Anyway, I like to start to plan mine out now. It gives me time to think about the upcoming year and what I’m hoping to accomplish. I’m not going to share my official 2018 list with you (it’s not an actual thing yet), but there are some general themes I know I’m interested in based on my 2017 (review at the end of the year) and who I am today.
I’m just going to share the three big ones with you, because they will be recurring themes in the upcoming months.
Even though I sit a lot of the time, I do have a decent exercise schedule. That, with the addition of apothecary formulas and daily meditation, I’ve noticed I’m much more grounded, less tired and more interested in additional ways to be good to myself.
Part of that is being better at grocery shopping and cooking daily. This has already started to make an appearance here, with Eat Well Wednesdays. I feel so good with a well-stocked fridge and after eating a meal I successfully made. Added bonus: saving money! Added fun: night in cooking with friends!
In like three months, I’ll be turning 29 (ye…ay?). As much as I absolutely love the Upper East Side and my life here, I think there’s something to be said about my daydreaming of living elsewhere whenever I travel. I love smaller cities – quieter neighborhoods and more of a community feeling. Therefore, I’m going to start exploring the other boroughs outside of Manhattan.
I’m ready to create a home for myself: a place I can begin to invest in and somewhere that can evolve with me. I have until June to make an actual decision, so this is preliminary, but finding the home will definitely be a huge goal of mine in the first half of the year.
And of course, as much as I hate to say it, so much of life falls back on the shoulders of money. My continuous goal is to keep working my butt off. Sticking to a monthly budget, allowing travel and saving, is well, not easy. The goal is always to be better, and right now that means do more with less (perfect example: cooking).
I’m curious to know how you guys handle resolutions. Do you have any traditions you can share with the community?