Monday, 2 January 2017

Goals for This Year

So; a new year, again. 

I’m not one for resolutions, but I do set myself a number of goals every year. Most of them are financial. Last year they included giving blood more, joining both the organ & bone marrow registers, and losing weight amongst others. I achieved just over half of my goals and I’m not going to beat myself up about that.

This year I’ve set myself some new goals! I’m posting them here so I can hold myself accountable at the end of the year.
01: Tai chi twice a month minimum
02: Make 100 hats for premature babies
03: Get a new job & start saving monthly
04: Go for a 3 mile walk once a week
05: Holiday on Skye for two weeks
06, 07, 08 & 09 all relate to money – paying back what I owe to friends and reducing my overdraft.

I have started going to tai chi once a week with my mom as it’s gentle exercise, outdoors, and free. It gets me out of the house and to one of my favourite places. It’s fresh air and I hope I will feel better about a multitude of things for going.

Making hats for premature babies is something I do every year. I crochet them, and then I send them off to my local hospital.

Getting a new job will be a big thing for this year. My traineeship at the Wildlife Trust is coming to an end and it’ll soon be time to spread my wings. Maybe I’ll spread my wings to a job at the Trust, maybe I’ll leave and go elsewhere. Who knows. But it will be very, very nice to have a salary again, and to be able to save some money.

Walking is a big thing. I haven’t done much exercise outside of my general day to day activities, and I enjoy walking. It gives me time to myself, and I can shut off the noise of my brain.

Holiday!! This has been formally listed as a goal because it is a logistical NIGHTMARE and if it goes ahead it’ll be a minor miracle. I am very excited at the prospect of Skye – think of all the geology!

Money things are always goals, because I’m incredibly bad at managing money and saving money and I’ve been in debt for about five years (excluding student loans, I don’t even think about them). It’s one of the biggest stressors in my life and I’d like to reduce this massively.