Farewell 2016

2016 was hard. 2016 was the most challenging year of my life thus far. So I am totally on the see ya later 2016 bandwagon. It’s not like at the stroke of midnight there will be a clean slate and there is no guarantee 2017 will be a cake walk. But 2016 will forever be the year my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

In the past my New Year’s resolutions have included healthy eating or the typical working out. And naturally every year I don’t keep up with them. So I have decided to take a more mental approach to my resolutions. In 2017 I’m going to expand my mind. 

So here we have it. My attainable goals for 2017. Some of these are things I’ve already begun in 2016 but I’d like them to continue.

  • I’m going to read. I just discovered that I really like reading. I’ve already completed two books in the last two month and I’m working on the third and have ordered my fourth. I want my work locker full of books by the time 2017 ends. 
  • I’m going to write more. If I’m not writing on the blog I will be writing in my journal. I’ve found it really helps when I’m stressed out. 
  • I’m going to put down my phone. This is a big one. After I’ve checked Facebook or my email for the tenth time in a five minute span I sometimes think what are you doing, there’s nothing new there, look around you. So I am going to have some self control because it sometimes makes me feel like a zombie. 
  • Start doing yoga. This one might be setting myself up for failure. I love the idea of yoga. I like the deep breaths and calmness and that it’s considered excercise. I just can’t seem to sit down and do it. But I would like to start doing yoga once a week. 

So there ya have it. These are my 2017 goals. These are the things that I would like to introduce into my life and maybe by having them written down I will stick with them. So farewell 2016, it’s been real.

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