The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. – Melody Beattie
Happy New Year! Do you know what I love most about the new year? It’s a clean slate; the possibility of things to come and a time for a change. Technically, every day can be a day for a change but there’s just something about the beginning of a new year that feels inspirational. That’s when everyone makes promises to themselves right? Resolutions to make this year better than the last. A time to start a new chapter in the book that we call life.
I have spent most of the holidays and the first few days of 2017 setting up my blog and getting it ready to be relaunched. I am actually really happy with the new direction and purpose this blog is taking on. I feel motivated and inspired and will continue to push myself creatively and improve the quality of my life. In lieu of setting a New Year’s Resolution, which is something I don’t entirely believe in because it’s just a recipe for future guilt and leads you down a spiral into negativity anyway; I’ve decided to live this year based solely on a word. My word for this year if you haven’t guessed it already is quality. In addition to living a lifestyle that is true to my word, I’ve also decided to set mini goals each month. I’m going to pick three things to do and document the experiences. It’s almost a bucket list if you will but I don’t like the term bucket list because I definitely don’t want to think about kicking the bucket anytime soon.
MY TOP THREE GOALS FOR FEBRUARY
There are definitely things out there that I’ve never cooked with before. So I hope to find something new to me that I can cook with.
There are so many restaurants near me and yet, I stick the ones that I know. I need to expand my horizon and my palate.
Learn to play a song on the guitar
I have a beautiful guitar that has been collecting dust in my room. It’s actually very sad. This gorgeous instrument should definitely get more use than it is currently getting. I bought it many years ago with the intention of playing but alas, I never got around to it. So I have set a goal to at least learn one song or chords. Overall, just play–something.
Here’s a playlist to ring in the New Year. It’s best to play on shuffle, enjoy!