You Say you want some Resolutions?
Resolutions? Ha! The last thing I was going to do in the New Year was to make some resolutions. I mean, everyone makes resolutions this time of year. I should be making goals and sticking to them all year, right? Well, while I'm not wrong, I also decided that there is something renewing about the new year and that making a few goals wasn't a bad idea in the least. So, without further ado, here are the resolutions (i.e. goals) I want to accomplish or make headway with in the year 2020.
1. I want to faithfully write in my travel log.
My travel log is a diary where I write about the trips and adventures I take. It's a fantastic way to relive the experiences I've had and to remember details and events about those experiences I might have otherwise forgotten.
2. I want to get back into a regular writing routine.
When I was in my long depressive state, I didn't really write anything, including in my blog, and I'm eager to get back into my writing. I have a great book planned out, as well as some short stories, and I'll never finish them if I don't work on them. It took a long time to fully get back to myself and part of me is a writer.
3. I want to expand upon my health goals and make some big progress.
There's a lot to unpack here. First, I want to be an ultra walker, with a goal of walking a marathon. I also want to climb my first 14er. In addition to these items, I want to: maintain my 100-miles-a-month goal, relegate drinking to a once in a while thing, and lose some weight. Last year was a net-zero weight loss and it's a bit frustrating. It's my fault, and it's not undoable, but I'm not letting another year of this go by.
4. I want to really own my job and make it mine.
You all know how I entered into a new position with my employer back in February of 2019. Well, it didn't come without some struggles. I took on a harder job with a whole bunch of new things to learn and some tears were shed and frustration was had. I had moments where I took things too personally. Well, I need to let more things fall off my shoulders and learn to conquer this job. It will make my life easier and show that I am right where I need to be. It's the first time I've really felt like I have an actual career and I want that feeling to stay.
5. I want to pay off most of my debts.
Now, I don't have tons of debt, but enough that I seriously addressed it in 2019. My goal this year is to get everything but my student loans paid off. I'm already a good way there, but I still have a ways to go. Once I get those paid off, I'll be ready to move on to the next phase of my life.
Those are my main five goals for 2020. They are reasonable and easy to accomplish, so, wish me luck! What are your goals for this year? Let me know in the comments.