Lately, I realize that I haven’t had much time to work on ME and the 30 goals I had set out for myself at the beginning of the year. Goals are a really big, important part of my life, and this year has been so hectic for me that my goals have truly suffered.
Stephany recently inspired me, because she was having a similar problem with her goals. They weren’t being accomplished. When I saw her post about this, it struck me; I just don’t have the same kind of time I did at the beginning of the year, which means I’ve lost my inspiration at accomplishing those things that were once so important to me. I decided to do something similar to Steph and re-visit my 2013 resolutions, and see if I can fix them up to re-inspire myself about them.
Here’s the new one:
1. Save Money. In my original list, I had specific %’s of my paychecks going to different accounts, but after booking my trip, that wasn’t realistic anymore. Let’s face it; I’m a student, and I’m not so great with my finances. As of my last paycheck, my goal has just been “save”. Save money. It doesn’t come easy for me, but I want to put SOMETHING away every two weeks when I get paid.
2. Read “Debt-Free Forever” by Gail Vaz-Oxlade. I’m not getting rid of this goal. I bought the book some time ago & I think I could learn a lot from her.
3. Stop overspending, start paying it off. This will be my credit card motto once I’m home from vacation in mid-August. The truth is I really can’t avoid expenses while I’m gone, because I need to use that card, but once I’m back there’s no more kidding around. No more overspending on ridiculous purchases (ok, that can start today) and start paying that scary number off.
Health, Fitness & Vitality
1. Stop over-indulging. I was doing REALLY well all year, but some time a few months ago I stopped watching what I ate and started over-indulging (4 ice cream sandwiches in 12 hours, anyone? That was a one time thing I swear!) I’ve been feeling horrible about myself, and I know all I need is some self-discipline to start feeling good again. I want to stop over-indulging and start eating consciously and properly.
2. Exercise. My original list had me exercising “at least once a week” but there was no way I was finding time to keep track of this. Ok, truth be told, I just don’t like making a point of exercising (I do it, just not regularly like I should). I want to find some kind of exercise that I can do regularly. I just need to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING, to feel a bit better about myself.
1. Get my drivers license. I JUST NEED TO DO THIS ALREADY!!!
2. Get a tattoo. This has been on my goals’ lists for years. I just need to suck it up and do it.
1. Find a blogging schedule that works. My blogging has been really sporadic in the last year, and it makes me very sad. I have so little time to read blogs I love & write my own posts, but I’d like to find a schedule that works and allows me to have time to still do this.
2. Write about music outside of CONFRONT. Originally, I set this for 5 pieces outside of CONFRONT, but the magazine already takes up so much time, it would be neat to just find a new outlet for my writing in general. Plus, I definitely have something in the works for this!
The goals I managed to complete off the old list:
Complete my room project. This one was completed already! Yay! Print pictures from 2012 to add to my photo album. I printed all my photos from Europe before running out of funds. Unfortunately I need to put this goal on hold as I just don’t have the money to do this right now. Plan an adventure. Well this wasn’t hard. I’ve planned many! Done! Start a blog feature. My ‘Five Songs That Changed Your Life’ feature did really well and I think I’ll be closing it up very soon after almost 6 months straight of talking music around here. Guest post for 5 bloggers. I love guest posting when I have the chance. I managed to complete this less than halfway through the year! Research + apply to summer internships and/or job possibilities (if any). I became the President of CASA Cares! Yay! Research, plan & complete a server switch for CONFRONT Magazine.
And there you have it! I managed to get quite a bit done this year, but it’s clear to see that my priorities are with certain aspects of my goals, rather than with some of the others. The goals that I cut out of my list were mainly the ones that had specific #’s or %’s assigned to them, because I just don’t have time to keep track like I thought I would. I feel much better with this revised list, and hoping to be able to re-focus before 2014 comes around!