Hey fam! Welcome back to Miles To Go in the new year! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. I hope you got to watch 2017 fade into 2018 in a good way with appreciation for what has been and enthusiasm for what’s to come. As for me and mine, we are so ready to get 2018 under way. Do you set goals for yourself in the new year? I try not to think of them as resolutions because I rarely stick to them. Somehow goals feels more accurate for me personally. It’s silly sometimes what a difference word choice can make. Here are a few of my goals for the year to come:
- Return to vegetarianism or pescatarianism
- Learn French
- Make the dreaded switch to decaf
- Be outside more
- Get back into yoga or commit to meditating/stretching at least twice a week
- Clean out my closet
- More tattoos!
- Finally get a new:
- Continue working toward long, healthy hair (but maybe go back to henna instead)
- Read more books!
- Go on more dates ❤
- Go on more adventures
- Keep on growing Miles To Go
It’s a pretty solid list, I think. There are a few things on here that make an appearance each year like going on more adventures or being outside more. But there are some that are more specific like learning French and getting back to being vegetarian. Each year, Matty (my husband) and I challenge each other to be more adventurous and to push our comfort zones just a bit more. And we do. And it’s always a great feeling being able to look back at all of the great things we wouldn’t normally have attempted. Sure we fail a lot but we succeed a lot, too. At almost thirty years young I’m still amazed at how important each failure is in the light of a new day. Growth is painful, yes. But so very, very worthwhile.
What are some of your goals this year? Do you have any repeats? Maybe you have some goals that you’re purposely omitting from your list this year for whatever reason? For example, I’ve chosen to omit things like losing weight and strict workout regiments which have topped my lists for as long as I can remember. These things were used as negative influences in my life to punish myself into conformity. I’ve chosen instead to focus on not holding myself back from things I want to do for fear of what I may look like doing them (like wearing swimsuits in public or trying new things like hot yoga –>I’ll have to tell y’all about that some day). What are you letting go of this year? I’d love to know, fam. Wishing you all good things, always. XO