At the beginning of the year, I made out a list of goals I intended on completing. They were simple, for the most part. And I did okay on them, for the first time really ever.
They were as follows:
- Take a selfie every day, and post it on instagram with the hashtag #selfieoftheday.
This was to help me feel better about the way I look, and build some confidence. And I did this pretty consistently all year. There was a period of time when I didn’t have a camera, and a few days I just couldn’t bring myself to look at me in a mirror, let alone a camera.
- Write daily.
Utterly and completely failed at this one. I did write more, to a point of I have started a new story I’m muddling my way through. But daily. Yeah.. That did not happen.
- Walk for twenty minutes every day.
Sort of? The past couple months I could barely breathe some days, so I didn’t do much of the walking thing. But every day I could I walked around the block twice.
- Read one hundred books.
I read eighty-seven. That’s not bad. That is also not including the books that I reread more than once this year. If I add all the rereads, it’s over a hundred.
- Get driver’s license.
Nope, but I am totally ready to take the permit test next year. Which, is better than nothing.
It’s not bad – especially considering that I was in school, and I spent a good few months really sick. I did, at least on some level and within reason, complete the majority of the goals I set for myself this past year.
And looking back on 2015? There is a lot I would do differently. I wouldn’t waste my time on the people who didn’t really deserve my time or energy. I’d say yes to more of the things I was too scared to say yes to, and say no to the things that kept me back. I’d get back on the ice, and relearn how to skate. See more shows. Spend more time with my friends. But most importantly – I’d spend way more time on me. If I take away anything from this year – I need better self care methods.
So looking forward, I want to do more of the things.
My goals for 2016 are:
- Write at least three pages of something a week.
- Graduate from Pasadena City College.
- Do a once-a-month self-date thing.
- Go to University. (C’mon CSU Northridge you know you want this spaz)
- Actually get my license.
- Read 50 new books.
- Take one workout class.
- Take a selfie everyday, but only post the ones that actually make me feel good about myself, instead of posting the ones that make me feel awful about myself.
- Keep applying to jobs. Maybe actually get one. Maybe. (Someone please hire me.)
- See friends at least twice a month outside of school.
- Follow your gut instinct when it comes to the people you interact with.