There is always room for improving our lives and I hope that in 2017 I continue to grow positively as an individual. 2016 came and went in a flash and it is now time for some new beginnings in this brand new year. 

My Goals for 2017: 

Reading: 

In 2016 I read over 50 books and I am really proud of that accomplishment. However, there are so many books out there just waiting to be devoured so I hope to read at least 60 books in 2017! Keeping in mind college and other goals I think that reading a few extra books is reasonable and obtainable. Let’s see how it goes. 

Reading diverse books has become more and more a priority in my life and I hope to be reading more diverse books in 2017. (I mostly get my books from thrift stores/giveaways so let’s see how lucky I get with some diverse reads) *fingers crossed* 

Blogging:

Short and sweet, I hope to continue to blog as much as I can every day, if possible. So far blogging has become a happy part of my daily routine and I hope to keep it up for 2017, which will be my first official blogging year! 

Side note: 

It hasn’t even been three complete months since I started this blog and I have obtained over 150 followers and ended 2016 with over 1,000 views. That is insanity! Thank you to all of you that are reading this. Your support for my thoughts and musings make me so happy. I can’t tell you how much appreciation for you all I hold in my heart. This blog has given me so much confidence, hope, and a sense of true strength and pride in my life that is quickly changing my self-image. I have so much hope for doing great things here in the future. This has definitely been the highlight of my year in 2016. Thank you!

Writing: 

I am so lazy when it comes to writing the books swimming inside my mind and that needs to change. I vow to finish a first draft of Mimpi (a book that is so far an idea I can’t wait to flesh out) and do some editing and extra chapters for my novel that is mostly completed Confessions of A Teenage Writer which you can check out on Wattpad here.

If all goes well, I also hope to either complete my novel Dark Amnesia (my failed NaNoWriMo project …sigh… I got 15,000 words completed though ๐Ÿ˜Š) or work on my other novel idea Cursed a retelling that has my heart soaring. 

However, I’m not just going to have these New Years writing hopes up and not completing them. I need an actual plan of action to stick with daily or I will not complete it. So, I have to write for at least 1 hour every day (unless I’m really sick or swamped with homework or something really exciting is happening taking up time… can’t be too hard on myself… life happens) and I must stick with it or else punishment! What punishment? I don’t know, yet.. leave your ideas in the comments below! 

Poetry: 

I love poetry. I love to read it and I love to write it. I simply wish to read more poetry and write more poetry in 2017. When I get the poetic vibes, I will promise myself to write and post a poem here on the blog even if it’s a second blog post that day. I can never get enough poetry!

College: 

I hope to get straight A’s for my next semester in college. I am a Professional Writing major at Woodbury University and I did well my first semester, all A’s and B’s, but I want to push myself a bit further and try to get all A’s if I can. Writing is my passion and I should be doing more to learn all I can about the field, utilizing all I can at college, to continue to evolve in the field I love. 

Exercise: 

I hate to exercise, but I need to do it to get healthy again. I do not want to live the rest of my life sedentary. I do not want to live the rest of my life stiff and uncomfortable. So, exercise needs to be a priority. I promise to myself to exercise at least once a week (it really should be daily, but baby steps). I hopefully will be doing a mixture of cardio and yoga (I have no flexibility and at 18 that needs to change). This goal needs to be completed for the sake of being a healthier and happier me. 

Snacking 

I have a major problem with snacking too often with very unhealthy foods. With the aim to be healthier inside and out I hope to reduce the amount of times I snack during the day and to eat healthier foods like mixed nuts/fruits and vegetables, instead of chocolates and bread (I eat way too much bread). This is another goal that needs to happen before I go down a path in my life that I do not wish to go on. 

Events: 

I want to see and do more things this year. I want to go to author events, see a concert, go to the circus, watch a play, visit the Queen Mary (during Holloween or Christmas), I want to visit little corners of my local area that I have heard about but haven’t seen. I want to become a mini explorer! It would be so cool to see more of the culture and uniqueness of my local area that I haven’t gone to because I never made it a point to do so. Not this year! Wonder and excitement is something that I both need and want to have in my life. 

Little things: 

I hope to do little things for my family and those around me to make each day a little bit easier and brighter for those I love. No mater if it’s washing dishes without being asked, or just being there to listen to someone who needs to be heard, I want to be someone who is supportive to those around me. 

General Positivity!

I hope to keep the meantality of seeing the brighter parts of life and to fight to decrease the darker parts. I hope to never be complacent and to spread hope and peace whenever I can. I hope to be kind and compassionate to everyone (you never know how the other half lives). I hope to decrease quick judgements and to see the good and the bad as part of being human. I hope to go with the flow and not get upset and angry when things don’t go the way I hope. As is said, when one door closes another one opens. I hope to never loose sight of the person that I wish to be and to continue to work towards being a better person all around. I also hope to stay honest, even when it’s hard to be sometimes. I want to do more to help create a more compassionate world, but in order to do this I must start with who I am. 
I am so grateful for all the good and bad that has transpired in my life. Celebrating every small victory and the hope of doing some good to make a better 2017! Thank you for reading. What are your New Years resolutions? What are your hopes and dreams for yourself in 2017?

-Till next time!

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9 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions 2017

  1. Love your plans for 2017. The exercise thing is not great with me either. And you’re right, there are just so many great books to read. I read the same number of books as you and I hope to read more too. Best of luck in achieving your goals in the new year!

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    1. Thank you! Exercise is kind of anxiety inducing even though I know how important it is ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      I hope that you have an amazing year in reading and in the rest of your goals in life. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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