2017. A new year. A brand new start. A year to finally accomplish all of my resolutions.
WRONG, because I am not setting any resolutions this year. What I am setting are goals and aspirations for myself, and coming up with a plan to achieve them. I am also not going to worry if I don’t hit every goal that I set. Why? It’s okay to not achieve certain things. Really. That’s something that I learned this year. It’s okay to fail, as long as you fail forward and learn from your mistakes. Lord knows I made a LOT of mistakes in 2016 – but I learned from them.
Here’s what I am setting out to do in 2017:
– Pay off my credit card debt: Pay more than the minimum payment each month. I will start with the smallest debt and work my way up to the largest debt.
– Complete 3 Beachbody programs: Right now I am looking at the 21 Day Fix, Core de Force, and P90.
– Run six 5k races: I want to choose 6 races this year that look interesting! I am planning on starting Couch to 5k again in January and hope all the progress I made isn’t completely undone.
– Focus on me first: For the majority of my life, I have been putting others before myself (probably one of the reasons I’m a social worker!) I realize that this totally isn’t healthy and am actively working on putting my needs before others.
And if I don’t accomplish all of these? I’m gonna let it go. What is important is that I tried my hardest. As Buddha might say…