Setting New Year’s resolutions really isn’t my thing. I never stick with them and somehow end up feeling more demotivated each time I see the unachieved goals. It’s like hyping myself up for a vacation and then flights get canceled. However, this year, I have decided to try something new and set some small goals that are within my reach.
Well, shock and horror, here I am posting about these goals despite adamantly convincing you not to share your own last year. But after the year I’ve had, I’ve come to realise that life is about the small wins
This post is inspired by Olivia Blake’s own ‘This time next year’ post.
This time next year I want to have run 300km
Since I was a little girl, I’ve known the importance of exercise. I played hockey, netball, swam for my school, and even dabbled with basketball. But somewhere along the lines, depression got the best of me. I got back into the swing of things at 18 and have been pretty consistent since then. Until I caught COVID-19 that is. Since then, it has been downhill.
Throughout my so-called fitness journey, running is the one thing I never really did love. I still do it frequently, and often challenge myself to get better at it. But I don’t love it.
Going into 2022, I am challenging myself to take my running seriously and reach a total of 300km by the end of the year. This equals about 25km a month and seems pretty achievable if you ask me! And in case you were wondering, this is inspired by Oliva Blake’s fitness journey.
I want to see my sister graduate
My younger sister Josephine is probably one of the few people I look up to in this world. Even though she is 7 years my junior, this girl has blossomed into an incredible woman and is leading such an inspiring life. Right now, she is finishing her last semester in engineering but has had to go through this while dealing with health issues and the loss of our dad… Quite the challenge if you ask me!
If it means I have to swim there, I plan on being the person cheering the loudest when she gets her diploma. And with neither a mom nor a dad around to see her over this chapter in life, I know in my heart that she needs me there.
It’s strange to think that traveling was always an option as long as you have the money for the trip. Now, I’m just praying that borders will be open and no new virus pops up!
This time next year, I want to have grown my DA to 20+
My blog is very special to me in many ways because it is entirely mine… Something I created from scratch and enjoy doing. Sometimes it frustrates me, but I am very grateful for the blessing of resilience that has kept me from throwing in the towel.
This time next year, I really hope to be in a position where my blog is bringing in more money, really want to commit to it full-time. Right now, it’s such a scary thought because the monthly paycheck from my corporate job is what keeps this blog alive. But I know that writing is my true calling… It’s what I have done since I was a little girl!
While a DA of 20+ is not that incredible, I see it as a start. Something that will allow me to land more sponsorships. Trust me, the second I can earn as much as I do through my blog, I’m ditching the heels and blazers!
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Start a YouTube channel
YouTube is one of those things that has become a part of my life. Most people have Netflix subscriptions – as do I – but I tend to spend more time on YouTube watching vlogs and such. I have even paid the monthly fee for uninterrupted viewing rights! LOL
By this time next year, I would like to have my own channel up and running. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was 17, but never quite got the courage or the creativity. Then there’s the issue of privacy for my family…
Since watching Will Smith’s ‘The best shape of my life’, it almost feels as though a lightbulb turned on in my head. I personally want to get fit, grow my blog and decorate my house… Why not make a channel about that?
While these are things I really hope to achieve, I will not shoot myself if I don’t get there. Life is all about being flexible and taking the blows as they come along, so that will be my approach.
What about you? What are some goals you would like to achieve in the coming year?
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