This post was originally scheduled to go out on January 1st, however with the deluge of new year’s related talk, I decided to delay it a bit to allow myself more time to think about my resolutions for the new year.
At the risk of sounding cliche, how on earth did a whole year already pass?? Seriously, wasn’t it just New Year’s Eve of last year? Although I didn’t quite complete all of my resolutions from 2016, I really have learned and grown a lot, and I consider that an achievement.
After all, isn’t the point of life to continually grow and learn? Well, maybe not the ONLY point of life, but at least a central point of it.
Any who. Today I want to reflect on the year that has passed, and lay out some goals for 2017.
Looking back on 2016, I am grateful for friends and family who have supported me through good times and bad times. It was a year of mostly ups, but a few rocky patches surfaced. I moved hundreds of miles and multiple states away for the second time in two years, an experience which I do not wish to repeat any time soon! (Moving sucks!!!)
I also resigned from a job under very bittersweet circumstances. While I absolutely loved what I did as well as loved my direct peers, there were some totally not OK things going on regarding my physical office situation that I could no longer tolerate. I miss my coworkers dearly (thankfully a few of us are planning a girls’ trip at some point to catch up!), and I miss the content of my work.
Looking forward to 2017, I am thrilled to start my new job. In addition to that milestone, within just a few days of the new year I will be completing the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando.
Marathon, Disney trip, new job … man, I sure am starting out 2017 with a bang!
As for goals and resolutions, I’ve divided them into realistic ones and icing-on-the-cake wish list ones:
Realistic goals/resolutions for 2017:
- Cultivate new relationships, and deepen existing ones.
- Get a marathon PR.
- Query agents for the book I’m writing.
- Continue to grow this blog.
- Improve food photography skills.
Somewhat unrealistic wish list goals/resolutions for 2017:
- Run the Dublin Marathon.
- Get my book optioned by a traditional publisher OR self-publish it.
Yeah-right-dream-on goal for 2017:
- Seriously start to turn my creative passions (writing, blogging, food photography) into a career.
So, what about you? Any goals or resolutions you think are out of reach?