17 by 2017 (From Tumblr Post)

The follow excerpt from my personal journal entry was inspired by a post found here. If you don’t want to read it the concept is basically 17 goals I would like to finish before 2017. So my list will follow. There may be references you don’t really understand, since it is from my personal journal. I decided not to edit it into a more reader friendly version because I wanted it to me authentic, to be me. So, yeah, I hope you find my 17 interesting. What are your 17?

17 goals I want to achieve before 2017:

Solidify my fitness routine. Gym days/nights, Yoga, meditation, eating. Everything. I want to figure out the right way for me to do all of these things. This is so important to me that it is currently at the number one spot by accident. Just when I began to think about what to list it was the first thing to come to mind, that is how important I know it is to me. I want to lump making sure that I am going to the Doctor as needed. All kinds of Doctors, not just my primary care.

Write often, if not daily. I know this is something I need to do, and want to do. I convince myself I have nothing to say, or that my writing is terrible, but I know that isn’t true. And even if it is, this is one of the things that I’m here to do, and I need to do it.

Budget. This is needed. I don’t need to do the normal budgeting, if that doesn’t work for me (which it doesn’t seem to do so well for me), but I need to follow some sort of budget or rules with my money. Overspending needs to stop.

Savings. I could have combined this with budgeting, but I feel like they are very separate goals. Savings is going to be very important for my 2017 goals, even though I haven’t sat down to figure them out, but still, I already know that at least one of my goals will involve needing to have started a good savings.

Inventory 2016. Good, bad, ugly, successful, not successful, what I could have changed, or how I could improve more for next year. I need to take the time to really think of these things so I can better understand my goals for next year.

2017 plans. This is another that could have probably been combined with another, but I feel like it needs its own time and focus. So, at some point before 2017 starts I’m going to need to really sit down and figure out what I want to accomplish that year, and try to give myself ideas on how I plan to do that.

Prep a bullet journal? This one isn’t for sure. I don’t know if I want to do this or not. As I feel like I already have that kind of thing going on here, but if I don’t do an actual bullet journal I can take some time to organize and set up something for this that I can work with, template out, or even archive in the future.

Find 1-2 social groups to involve myself with. This has been a goal I’ve mentioned a few times to myself in the past. I would like to get more active socially. I have already taken steps in the meetup app to find groups to join. Now I just have to test them out and find what ones stick for me.

Social Media Cleanse & then cut down. First step is a 1 week cleanse of allsocial media. Second step would be deciding which social media I need to have in my life and cut out the rest. I will have to figure out how to handle Tumblr since that is kind of how I do my blog. So maybe post but not scroll? I’ll figure it out. The important thing is knowing that I spend too much time trying to do it all. I won’t drop them completely, at least not all of them, but I can think of one that is probably going to have to go buh-bye.

Find Video Game Balance. I love video games. Like, so much. So much, I have a habit of letting them run my life in a way that is unhealthy. Right now I have two ways to handle it: Play all the time, or, never play at all. I would love to find a balance between the two, a sweet spot that allows me to enjoy the time I play, but also lets me remember I have a life outside of video games.

Blogging. I would love to aim for weekly blogs, if not semi weekly. I’ve tried blogging several times and I never really have anything good to say so I end up stopping eventually. Still, I think I’d like to keep trying. Eventually I’ll get the hang of it.

German every day. I’ve been using Duo Lingo for awhile now trying to teach myself German. I seem to have a habit of doing the lessons for a week straight and then forgetting for different amounts of time. I’d love to get into a daily German language practice. Not just with the Duo Lingo ap, but with other outlets as well.

Spend more time with Idris. My dog is amazing. She is the best friend a woman could have. She is my co-pilot and my side kick. She protects me, gives me unconditional love and is one of the best cuddlers I know. I’d love to spend more time with her on walks, and hikes, maybe even getting the obedience training I keep talking about. I want her to not only know that I love her (which she knows), but that I would do anything for her (I hope she knows!). I want her to feel loved every single day. And I want nothing more than to go on many adventures with my best friend.

Remove the toxic from my life. No matter the person, if they are toxic, they’ve got to go. This is going to take some real time and consideration. I am hoping that #9 will help me with the process since removing social media from my life can make dealing with people easier. And if I don’t have them and their toxicity in my face all the time it will be easier to let them go.

Build healthy relationships. I don’t think that combining this with #14 would give it the attention it needs. I have major social anxiety, not to mention severe issues understanding (sometimes) even basic social norms. Relationships are difficult for me. I’m not talking just romantic, I mean all kinds. I want to improve the relationships I have and want to hold on to, but also make sure that any new relationships that I’m building are healthy and don’t fall into the toxic list in the future.

Read! I have a goal of 80 books in 2016. I’m currently at 55. So I need to finish out 25 more books before 12/31/2016. Guess I better get rolling!!

Spend time getting to know myself. I’ve started this process recently and I really feel like it is important for me to do. Self reflection, study, and knowledge, these things are something that I really want to keep adding into my life, not just for the remainder of the year, but forever.

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