Now that the year of January is over, I finally had some time to get my resolutions together and I feel like I’ve been tackling them pretty well so far. I would really like this to be the year I get my shit together, but I think that everyone says that every year and life just has a way of doing what it wants regardless.
So, to keep myself somewhat accountable here we are. Some of them I’ve been better about than others, but I am also about to move to a whole new country in a week so I’m cutting myself a little slack.
My new year resolutions
Write often. Blog, journal, letters, anything I can do to get my feelings out. It has so far been the best therapy and coping mechanism for things that happen in my life.
Travel more. I went all over the U.S. last year and I plan to travel most of Asia this year (and maybe some of Europe)
BUDGET – my main goal this year is to kick my debt in the ass or at least get a grip on it. This has been a plan in the works for many years, but I finally have a stable income to be able to do it well.
Cook more, eat out less. Since I’ve basically been living out of hotels for the past 6-8 months I haven’t really been able to do well with this one. I am hoping that this year I will be able to at least find healthier alternatives if I do have to eat out here and there.
EXERCISE – another one that evades me as best it can. I HATE running and other exercises for the most part, but the Army makes it a little easier for me to keep up with this one. My main goal is to make it a daily thing even if it’s only for a little while. Gotta keep up on my mental and physical health this year.
Read more. I’ve really gotten away from this as well. I will be doing my best to stay off social media as much as possible as I have found that that can sometimes be toxic. I haven’t really sat down and read a whole book in so long and I really miss that. I am a lifelong learner now and need to get back into the swing of things in this department.
Learn to let go of my anxieties. I have really been having trouble with this one over the past year. I am finally coming into myself again after going through a divorce and then meeting someone who actually understands what I’m dealing with. It is extremely difficult to let go of past traumas and learn to be alright again. It is going to be the biggest challenge I face this year. I need to stop letting things get inside my head and embrace the more positive aspects of my life. I think that the person I’m with is going to help me do that and I think that I am absolutely strong enough to overcome these obstacles.
Kicking toxic people out of my life. This is my final resolution. I think it’s pretty fitting for what it’s worth. I am not going to let people put me down or make me feel like I didn’t do things the right way. This is my life and I don’t need anyone to tell me how to live it. I will make my own mistakes and I am ready to face those consequences. I’ve made it this far.
So here’s to New Year, New Me. I’m ready to take on 2019 and everything it has to offer me. I hope that everyone else is able to make this their greatest year too. Thanks for reading.