Every year I create a series of goals for myself. Some are academic, some are personal, some fitness related. Some I accomplish in no time at all, some never quite get finished. So naturally, this year I’ll be creating 31 goals to accomplish after I turn 31.
I absolutely love goal setting. I have since I was young. I love the idea of checking things off of a list and feeling an actual sense of accomplishment. I love to revisit my goals time and again, so whenever I’m feeling like I’m in a particular rut, I can remember that I have things to focus on. I have a direction I need to go. After flailing in the goal oriented part of my life for the past couple years (more on that here), I’ve decided to bring back the goals. I turn 31 in a couple weeks, so I thought this was the perfect time to set some intentions.
- Read 31 books. (7/31)
- Hike 100 miles. (17.1/100)
- Run another half marathon.
- Pay off all my debt.
- Accomplish my 2017 emergency fund goal.
- Get out of Montana (I do not mean this in a bad way, I would just love to visit a new place outside of the state).
- Get back to regular blogging.
Hike to another lookout(this was my first one).
- Try stand up paddleboard yoga.
- Finish one writing project.
- Eat vegan for one month.
- Keep a journal where I’m writing at least three days a week.
- Begin a regular meditation practice.
- Get new headshots taken.
- Finish my chiropractic regimen.
- Learn an outdoor skill I haven’t learned.
- Purge my closet, house, etc. Simplify.
- Yoga teacher training (this one is sort of scary for me to admit wanting to do, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while).
- Learn a new piece of software/technology. I’m aiming for Autocad.
- Fit into my “in shape” dress again.
- Volunteer 20 hours.
Accomplish my 1 year retirement account goal.(August 2018)
- Open a new account with money going directly towards travel.
- Have a successful garden – veggies and herbs.
- Start working on French again, le sigh.
- Take a self defense course.
- Get back into using my GoPro and editing video.
- The same goes with photography. Why do I have a nice camera I never use?
- Learn to fly fish.
- Find a tennis partner and start playing again!
- Be happy (okay, I know this one is vague, but it’s the most important one of all).
Are you a goal setter? I’d love to know what some of your goals are!