Today I'm here with my slightly (very!) belated goals for 2016. I can't believe we're over halfway through February already! Where is this year going???
I've sort-of been gently working towards these goals anyway, but there's something satisfying about putting them in a concrete list and holding myself accountable to them (or at least trying to!). Who knows!? Maybe I'll even achieve some of them! :P
Anyway, without further ado, here they are!
1. Love ReadingSince this is almost exclusively a bookish blog, I thought I'd start with the most book-related goal of this year. Last year I read a grand total of 28 books (I think... It might've been even less!), and, while I'm excusing myself a little because of doing finals and getting a degree and whatnot, I can't deny the fact that I find that number kinda disappointing.
But I need to keep reminding myself that 2015 brought me some of my new favourite books of all time! I had a blast reading those books and I learned so much about myself and my tastes and just the fact that books that good can exist!
So this year my only goal when it comes to reading is as follows:
I'm jolly well going to enjoy it!
2. Narrow it downOr, to put it another way: focus focus focus! There are loads of things I'd like to work on this year. Learn Dutch, read the bible more, get better at writing, do more regular blog posts, be better with money, exercise and play Frisbee more, work out what I want to do with my life, etc etc etc.
But, while it would be great to be able to do all those things, it's definitely more realistic and achievable to narrow it down so I don't get overwhelmed. I'm not exactly sure how this will look in practice yet, but I'm working on it!
3. Work on being, not doingA friend put someone's words of advice to her on Facebook recently, and I'm going to repeat them here:
"It's more important who you are than what you do or what you make."
This year I'm going to take that to heart.
4. Be OK with not knowingI've already written the beginnings of a whole post dedicated to this, but here it is now anyway. Uncertain has been the key word to describe my life post-graduation, and my capacity to mentally deal with it is next to nil.
This one's gonna take time folks! But I'm going to try and put my thoughts on this to paper. I'm hoping that, over time, I'll be able to see my growth and it'll make me more positive about the future.
So there you have it! My goals for the year. I hope you will forgive the lateness of this post, but hey! Lateness is not one of the things I'm gonna work on this year ;)
What are some of your goals for this year? Let me know in the comments!