One Year Ends, Another Begins

Every year at Christmas, I can’t believe it’s the end of the year. Well, this year is no different. 2015 was a year of ups and downs for me but honestly, I’ve grown so much this year that I wouldn’t trade the bad moments for anything. Looking forward to the coming year, I’ve set some goals for myself.

Send birthday cards.

Sending cards is a dying art form. I’m very inconsistent with sending birthday cards to friends and family but want to get better about sending them. I always make sure to send a text or call but sending a card with a handwritten message is much more personal.

Write in journal 3-4 times a week.

Journaling is something that I did for years and really enjoyed it but somewhere along the way, I stopped. There’s something about documenting the good and the bad that is very cathartic and freeing. It’s also fun to look back and read my thoughts from years ago.

Blog consistently.

I started this blog but kind of fell off the band wagon towards the end of the year. My goal is to blog at least twice a week; Sunday and Wednesday. I’ve been planning over the past month some things that I want to do. I definitely want to make my blog a priority in the new year.

Save.

Prior to college I always had a savings account. Now, as an adult with ridiculous amounts of student loans, I’ve struggled to save money. However, it scares me to not have a safety net in case of a financial emergency. My goal is to save at least $50 each month. It’s not much but it’s a starting point.

Read more.

I love to read but it always seems to be the one thing that I stop doing as soon as I get busy. This year, I’d like to read more. At least 2 books a month.

Be positive.

While I try to find the humor in life, I can be a somewhat negative person. I’d like to work on not being such a ‘worst case scenario’ kind of person. I’d like to hope for the best and take a leap of faith that things will work out.

What are your goals for 2016? Leave me a comment. Happy New Year!

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