A new year, a new set of goals that I aspire to accomplish. As a procrastinator, it will be a miracle for me to fulfill one goal on this list. Hence, the sleepy dragon in the header.
At this point, we can all agree that 2020 was a shit show. Frankly, I was hoping it would be a great 2020 considering that I was almost done with school. Then March happened and it all went downhill from there. Besides, we can’t let negativity win here. My goal everyday is to always have a positive outlook on life and to be thankful that I get to live another day.
Although 2020 wasn’t the year we thought it would be, there a few (more like two) personal highlights that I would like to acknowledge. Also, I wish I could get rid of this virus as easily as Elsa created this bridge. Wouldn’t that be nice?
- Officially graduated in May 2020 – Majored in Supply Chain Management and minored in Cybersecurity. I still remember the last time I walked out of that classroom before they officially transitioned to online classes. It was when I realized that I was not going to walk. They planned for us to walk in December 2020 with the Fall graduates, but that didn’t work out. I was a first generation college graduate and I wanted to walk for my parents. It still bums me out because I am unsure if I will go back to get my masters.
- Got a full-time job – I took a chance and applied for a job that I’ve been eyeing for more than a year. Although I was rejected, I was given another chance and got the job. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to get a job within my field of study and in the middle of a pandemic!
Still can’t get over the fact that 2020 is over. Instead of saying ‘Happy New Year’ to Sophia, I said “Happy December 32nd!” It wouldn’t surprise me if 2020 magically decided to add another day.
As the title says, every year I create a list of goals in my head that I hope to accomplish. For a procrastinator, like myself, it would take me years to fully complete my goals. This time around, I will list my goals to the world to hold myself accountable.
- Change my profile picture – I know. It’s a simple task, but trust me, this will take me a while to fulfill. Quarantine made me lazy and I am not ashamed to admit it.
- Get back into Bullet Journaling – Recently, I was looking back at my old bullet journals and really appreciated the fact that I wrote down the dates of when Quarantine officially happened. Bullet journaling will not only help keep my life organized and less chaotic, it will allow me to express my creativity and help ease my anxiety.
- Do some yoga – I’ve heard plenty of benefits from doing Yoga. My doctor actually recommended this to help my anxiety. Guess it’s time to put my mental health first.
- Re-read VA and Bloodlines – This is an extremely important goal for me. I’ve honestly been meaning to re-read Vampire Academy and Bloodlines. After seeing that there’s an ACTUAL read-a-long happening over on Twitter (@va2021readalong), I decided that this is the year to fall in love again with Dimitri and Adrian.
- Read at least one book per month – The read-a-long will certainly help me achieve this goal of mine. With work and stuff, I believe reading at least one book per month is reasonable.
- Re-read The Iron Fey series – I guess this is the year of nostalgia. Like Sophia, I am really excited for the upcoming release of The Iron Raven. What’s a better way to celebrate than re-reading the books and enjoying the journey once again?
- Re-vamp my Instagram – I was active on Instagram for a bit last year until life happened. Then… I disappeared. I plan to start posting soon, but I won’t rush. It will take a bit of time to think of a way to re-vamp my social media in general.
- Read before bed – To achieve my reading goals, the best way is to read before going to bed. I could potentially lose some sleep over this. Especially if I start a book or get close to finishing a novel. Sleep is for the weak anyways.
Overall, my biggest goals this year is to fall back in love with reading and take care of my mental health. Whether that includes re-reading old favorites or doing yoga, I must take these steps to feel happier and at peace. I’m also trying not to pressure myself by having too many goals. In my head, the more goals I have, the more likely I will procrastinate. I’m being realistic with my goals and tried to make them feel less daunting.
The last 6 months, I lost myself at my new job and stressed over work after working hours. I’m good at leaving my problems at the door when I come into work, but I’m not good at leaving work at the door when I leave for the day. The plan is to arrive home safely and spend time with my family or with a good book.
I thought 2020 was going to be the year I finally get my life together after graduating and getting a full-time job. Newsflash, I still don’t have my life together. Looking over this list made me realize that I have quite a few goals to fulfill. Let’s hope I won’t wait until the last minute to accomplish these goals before the year ends!