As I sit here, watching Steve Harvey in New York and wait to ring in 2018, I can’t help but look back on the last year. 2017 was a real roller coaster for me. It started on such a low, with severe anxiety and panic attacks. Honestly, I never expected to be where I am now. But here I am, in Kingston, surrounded by family, and feeling like my life has a purpose.
Now of course, no NYE post would be complete without a list of goals I want to accomplish in the next year. Without further ado, here they are:
- Get back to a more regular blogging schedule. So to that end, every week I will make two posts: a recipe and something else (it might be about a sewing or knitting project, or a reflective piece, or a rant). Stay tuned for the fun!
- Since I have joined a gym again, I want to make my health a priority. For me, I’ve learned that focusing on my weight is not good – I end up obsessing about food. So, I’m going to focus on my fitness level. My goal is 4 days/week at the gym – 2 cardio and 2 strength training.
- Another fitness goal I have is to officially get back to my running. This means registering for an official race. So I am going to do 3: the Beat Beethoven 4k in June, the Army Run 5k in September, and the Resolution Run in December.
- I want to get myself into a more stable financial situation. Two years ago I posted about a vague goal that would start me on a path of better finances. And I did it. I put on my big girl panties and declared bankruptcy. I’m not going to lie, I felt like a bit of a failure doing it. But, now that it is done, I feel such a weight lifted off me. I have no debt and with my current situation, it’s a perfect time to buckle down and start saving again. So, my goal for 2018, is to save AT LEAST $2400.
There. Those are my goals for the next year. None of them are huge, and none are unmanageable. But if I can accomplish them, then I’ll be even better off than I am right now. And that’s never a bad thing.
I did it. You did it. We survived 2017. I wish everyone the best for 2018.