As is custom at the start of January, I made goals for this year. They are similar to New Year’s Resolutions, but more specific and–dare I say it–loftier than a common resolution of “Be healthy” or “Be happy/happier.”
I believe in tangibility. I enjoy things that can exist in physical form, rather than things that exist solely in abstract, ethereal, and overwhelming headspaces. My goals for 2016 focus on the achievable; on things that can have progress; on small actions I can take to obtain a larger goal.
If I work toward these goals and have successes along the way, I will find success elsewhere down the road. If I practice (writing, designing, self-love, healthy habits, etc.), then I will improve. Even if I don’t meet my end goal, I will at least better myself by trying.
- Graduate from the University of Windsor.
- Maintain a 75% average for my final two semesters.
- Finish a novel manuscript for submission.
- Have a poem published in a literary magazine.
- Blog consistently within a routine.
- Design a day planner.
- Open an Etsy shop for digital art prints.
- Tend to mental health (depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and whatever else pops up).
- Here comes the cliché: Lose 25 pounds of fat.
Some of these goals are going to be more difficult (publish a poem), while other goals I’m 90% sure I will achieve (graduating university).
But it isn’t the end of the world if I don’t reach any of these goals.
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in 2016?