The beginning of the new year usually involves writing a couple of goals on a sheet of paper and forgetting about them about a month into the year. This year, I’m using the Get To Work Book as my daily planner. I used the first project page to write down my goals so I won’t forget about them this year. I also use this page as a goal tracker.
There are three abstract goals and some specific personal and creative goals this year.
This year, I want to let go of things I don’t need, unhealthy relationships that held me back and high expectations I set for myself. This sounds dramatic but the past months were tough and instead of doing ‘what’s right’ I need to do what’s right for me.
Be happy is my mantra for the new year. I want to focus on the positive things and do what makes me happy. Very abstract as well but I have a blog post planned explaining this one.
Last but not least, I want to create more. Creating is what makes me happy and gives me a creative balance to school / work. But this does not only relate to crafts, but also to friendships. I’m moving from my hometown in Germany to South Carolina soon and I want to make an effort to meet lots of new people there and create many new memories.
Apart from these three main goals, I have six personal goals I want to accomplish.
Visit five new states. I love traveling and living in the states for eight months is a great opportunity to visit some new states. South Carolina will obviously be one of them but I’m also excited to explore some more Southern states. Hawaii would be awesome but for now that’s just a dream, not a plan 😉
Use my big camera more often. Photography is one of my passions but having a smartphone and being and instagram addict (@froggeddesigns) does not encourage using a DSLR often. I just got a new lens so in addition to my trusty 50mm prime lens, I now also own a 24-85mm zoom lens. This will justify bringing my camera much more often and it will be great for documenting my travels.
Read / listen to 12 books. I read a couple of pages every evening but the list of books I completed reading last year is small. Listening to audio books when I sew or take a walk has become a habit that will hopefully make this goal an easy one.
Keep up with my 5 year diary. Sam got me hooked on this one and I love it. I use this some lines a day version and I love it. It is a pretty big format but I love that there aren’t any lines so you can also draw in it.
Make more money than I spend. My basic goal with this one is to have some savings when I finish school. I’m very lucky to have parents who support me while I’m in school but I want to be able to support myself when I finish school. Running a small business and doing an internship that pays well certainly helps with this one.
70k steps a week. I’ve had my fitbit for 18 months now and I love it. Walking 10k steps is unrealistic for me because I usually have some very active days and some “stay at home and sew all day” days. But reaching 70k steps per week should be doable.