How do you feel at the beginning of a new year? Are you still full of energy? Maybe your brand new enthusiasm has already vanished into thin air? I must admit that this year I haven’t had enough time to think of a dramatic and preachy article, which would be a perfect start for the beginning of frosty January – for many of you a synonym of rebirth, more popularly known as a new chapter in your lives.
Isn’t that just the height of hypocrisy? Wasn’t it me? The one, who last year, in the throes of being a Rookie in the blogging world, posted an article related to the New Year’s resolutions. That’s true … and I’m not really going to deny that fact. Unfortunately, I don’t differ much from most of you … and my short-lived enthusiasm doesn’t last longer than the one of an average Joe Blow. Do I believe that resolutions are something wrong? Well, not really. I just prefer to change them for goals, which I will pursue not only in 2019, but until the end of the world, and maybe even one day longer.
So what kind of enlightenment have I experienced after reaching my 30’s? I think that my goals are more precise, despite the fact I still don’t know what happiness really means to me. I also don’t know if I am satisfied after fulfilling my idea of happiness, maybe it will occur not to be exactly the thing I have been expecting for so long. Maybe I’ll need to redefine this notion again to match the older and more mature version of myself? Doesn’t it sound a little bit confusing? I guess so, that’s why I decided to rearrange all of my goals and I put them in different categories.
1) Passion Piece Blog:
- maximizing my work on the interviews with interesting people;
- cooperating with new people to promote my blog not only in my home backyard, but also abroad;
- providing readers with valuable texts;
- publishing my own fictional stories, but also pieces of novels written by different authors, who would like to publish their own works on the pages of my blog;
- improving the technical side of my website.
2) Professional life:
*I’ll restrict myself just to the goals related to fulfilling my passion of writing.
- working on my writing skills and improving my way of writing;
- further practicing in the field of translation;
- cooperating with newspapers and other institutions, which will allow me to fulfill myself as a ‘journalist’;
- defining myself and my skills as the ones owned by a media worker.
3) Private life:
- following my passions and finding new ones;
- meeting my friends and traveling more often;
- attending more cultural events;
- finding the right apartment, which I could call my own;
- finding a partner, maybe not ideal, but compatible with my beliefs, which I try to follow on a daily basis.
4) Beauty and fashion:
- working on my look;
- increasing my physical activity;
- further hunting in the search of unique clothes – I am really sucked into the world of second hand shops and open air markets.
5) Mental health:
- not worrying about things, which I’ve got no influence on;
- appreciating more my skills and myself as a person;
- not paying much attention to criticism, which isn’t really constructive;
- not judging others.
Will I fall apart if I don’t manage to gain everything? I don’t think so … I’m rather used to such a state of affairs. Should we really treat our failures as bad karma or maybe as lessons which we should try to learn from? I suspect that the latter approach will take you much further! I’m probably not the best example for this kind of statements … however, I can still remember skepticism of some of my friends when they got to know that I was just about to start my own blog! It has turned out, that frequently thanks to creative work, we can meet new interesting people, who don’t question our choices, but who support our work selflessly! So let’s go! Find a little bit of time to think of the matters which are truly important for you!
I’ve recently heard an interesting sentence ‘Everyone gains as much in life as he has had courage for’ … let it be my motto for 2019.
PS. I’m going to post some articles related to the above mentioned goals during the year.
See you around!
Comments: 38 replies added
These are really great, I have also just started working out after a while and as much as I though I was dead in the first 10 minutes, I pushed through. Another thing is I have also stopped worrying about things that don't concern me or I have no power over. Really puts things in to perspective.
The most important is to take care of our well-being ... everything else will come with time. :)
I am still optimistic about the New Year. Although I am still trying to evade the reality that I have a lot of pending tasks to finish at the office.
That's true that the New Year makes us more optimistic. I also tried to evade the reality, but it didn't allow me to forget about it. :)
Good luck with your goals! I am always optimistic about a new year. I think failures teach lessons.
Agreed, failures teach best lessons! :)
Good for you to have goals because it allows you to focus on what's important. 12 months from now you can look back and see how you did.
Hope that the assessment will turn out to be positive. :)
Like you, I`m trying to work on a new me, now a serious change but as I just turned 30, I figured out it`s time to give up that girly look and try "young woman look" still working on it.
You've got lots of time to find your more mature style, I'm still learning what suits me best. :)
I love your goals and I like how you separated them out so you can focus on what you really want! I love that you're pursuing your passion for writing!
Thank you! Passions and hobbies make our lives more meaningful for sure! :)
Your goal setting is definitely going to set you up for success! And it's wonderful you broke it down into categories or aspects of your life! Good luck to you!
Thank you! Hope I'll succeed this time! :)
Hope new year bring lot of success and joy to you. Love the article. Thanks for sharing with us. I will also set goals this might help me.
Great to hear that you liked this article, hope that setting your goals will help you achieve them in the future. :)
These are some really great goals - especially the mental health ones. So many forget that it's not just all about working goals.
True, as long as you feel well both mentally and physically, you can reach any goals you dream of. :)
I have very clear goals this year and I love how precise your are. Keep going! You'll reach them!
I love being precise, but don't know if it helps me this year! :)
I wish you more exciting adventure for this coming years. My piece of advice just enjoy life whatever it is. Life is short indeed so spend your time wisely.
Thank you very much for your wishes! That's right, we should learn how to enjoy our lives well. :)
We are all looking forward to the updates. We believe in you and we wish you all the best in reaching your goals this year!!
Thank you very much! I'll provide you with the updates for sure! :)
These are all great goals to work on. I personally want to work on my business, my mental and physical health.
I'd also like to work on my website, I'd love to make it more popular. :)
These are so great goals! For the New Years I have decided to try few new things too!
It's always great to do something new, no matter which season of the year it is. :)
You are really a talented writer! I'm looking forward to reading more from you! These are great goals to help you stay focused on the things that are the most important to you! Best of luck in 2019!
Thank you very much! I'm thinking of changing my job and I'd love to write more professionaly. :)
Great list of goals! You got this girl! Keep it up & never let anyone make you feel less! Only you can control your successes!
Thank you very much for these inspiring words! I couldn't agree more with you! :)
I really love how you broke down everything into sections. Sometimes at the beginning of the year I can admit, my thoughts and energy are all over the place. Either I am energetic and excited to start new projects and resolutions, but this year I am not. So seeing you list puts things into perspective. I will be doing the same thing. Thanks. XO Andie Comala http://andiesparkles.com
We can't always be full of energy, it's impossible ... at least for me. I hope you'll find some goals to pursue. :)
So fullof energy we are at the start of a new year but unfortunately, the vibe tends to cool off. I hope it won't this time. Anyway, I also plan on taking better care of my self and doing more collaborations this year.
I'm so excited about my new collaborations, too! Hope they will be interesting! :)
Good luck and hoping you'll accomplish the goals you've set. Like you I also thought of starting 2019 with a bang, but no life has other plans for me. I got sick from Christmas all the way to new year. So here I am taking things slowly blogging and working full-time, and juggling these with mommy jobs. But even if it's gradual I hope my blogging is consistent.
I was also ill at that time, but I think it didn't have an influence on my good start im 2019! I wsih you all the best this year! :)