As 2017 winds down, I have to take a look at my New Year’s Resolutions from January. This has really been the first year I’ve made any sort of resolutions. I think I did pretty good, considering that this is the first time I’ve looked at them since I wrote them down almost a year ago. So, let’s take a peek:
1. Be more creative.
I’m not sure how well I’ve completed this one since there isn’t a real good way to measure it, but I think I’ve been more creative. I’ve definitely written more in a non-blog context, so I’m going to call this resolution a success.
2. Manage your money better.
This has also been mostly a success. I’ve managed to save money, and I have more money in my savings account, so good job me.
3. Read more.
I have most definitely completed this resolution. I read a total of 33 books this year thanks to my obsession with Goodreads. It’s one of the best things I’ve discovered this year, and you should totally follow me if you also use it.
4. French. Learn it!
This resolution has been a total and epic fail. I used Duolingo for a good couple of months, but I’m pretty sure I deleted it off my phone since I never used it anymore. I guess French will remain unlearned.
Now that I’ve examined my old resolutions, I guess I should make some new ones. I want to continue my 2017 resolutions – like reading more and managing my money well, but here are a few new ones for 2018:
1. Exercise more.
I was pretty good on the whole exercising thing until school got rough, and I haven’t been back to the gym since. I want to start going to the gym a little more regularly, and even just go take a walk once in a while.
2. Write something non-blog related once a week.
This is an expansion of the “be more creative” resolution of 2017. I want to continue writing non-blog stuff and continue being creative.
3. Be more environmentally-friendly.
This is a bit of a vague resolution, but I want to be more conscious of my environmental impact, although I’m not entirely sure what that would look like since my future is pretty unclear past May.
My goal was to come up with four resolutions like last year, but I’m out of ideas. Maybe something will come up later? Or maybe it’s a symbolic blank resolution? I’m not sure.
I’m curious what your New Year’s Resolutions are! Let me know down in the comments or over on Twitter.