I absolutely love New Year’s! There’s something about having a fresh start and knowing that everyone gets a do-over, some motivation to get started on those dreams we lose in the day to day life. Some people hate New Year’s because they feel like they never get to their dreams. But to me, everyone acknowledges that we all need a clean slate after some pretty rough days.
If I’m being honest. I 100% did not meet all my New Year’s Resolutions. That’s okay. I had 10! And I only managed to do one. I learned so much. I learned that to me, daily journaling is so significant and I am a better person when I reflect and take time to process what is going on in my life. I also know that doing something every day makes me more likely to do it. For me to journal, it takes 10-15 minutes a night. If I go to bed at 12, what difference is going to bed at 12:15 going to do for me? In someone’s eyes I failed, but to me, I learned, and I go into 2019 with more knowledge of myself.
- Daily journal
- Blog at least once a week
- Active lifestyle
- Go to a Christian concert/conference
- Travel to a new city every month
Insights on my 2019 Resolutions
For resolution #1, I have already done it and so I know I can do it again.
For resolution #2, I know that I want to prioritize blogging, so I will make it part of my schedule that’s nonnegotiable, like going to class.
For resolution #3, hear me out! I don’t mean a full work out. As long as I do walk more, drink more water, attempt to go to the gym once a week, or play a game of volleyball, I will accept it. Make it a habit and you are set.
For resolution #4, I already plan to go to InterVarsity Winter Conference in February, and Hillsong will be in NYC in July. So it’s practically fate.
For resolution #5, I know I’m going to Richmond in January, Rockbridge in February, a city in Michigan in March, and honestly, I’m hoping to go to D.C., Boston, and more.
I am not holding myself to super-high standards. It’s not about trying to be 100% successful. It’s about being intentional with my dreams and making them a priority. It’s about giving myself time to decide what matters most to me and how I want to be spending my time. Live life with arms wide open but knowing exactly what you want to say yes to.
Signing off, Gigi
What are your resolutions? What are you looking forward to in 2019?