Nothing like a new year to kick yourself into making changes right? The last two years have been pretty good for me! When I look at how far I’ve come in such a short time, it’s kinda liberating! But where do I go from here?
I’m going to set myself some new goals and see if I can keep to them!
*cue scoffing and murmurs of doubt from the crowd*
1. Take care of myself
I’m not saying I want to watch what I eat or go to bed at a reasonable hour even though I really should do these things. However, when I make a choice this year, be it small or large (fries… lol), I’ll try my best to think “Am I taking care of myself?” before I do it. That way, I’ll hopefully improve my mental health, if not my physical health!
2. Sort out my damn finances
This is an intervention. Jesus Christ, Amy – how can you be 30 years old and not have grasped basic maths? Make sure you’re paying in to that pension, save for that big Japan trip you want to do, opt for the cheaper options, stop buying books you never read… (Okay that last one is never going to happen.)
3. Slow down and be okay with silence
I absolutely fill my whole life with activity and then crash hard, sometimes for a week, sometimes a month or more. Being a social butterfly and working hard in and outside of work is pretty tiring… and not being okay with my own company is even more challenging than that. I must try to take time to reflect, not be afraid of quiet and take time to digest my own thoughts.
4. Cherish my friendships
This may come from a place of worry, but I really hope I can show people how much I appreciate their friendship in 2020. I’ve got some absolutely brilliant decade-long friends and some fantastic new friends in 2018/19 – I want to make sure they know I love them all so, they’re gonna stay on top of my lists this year!
5. Be Brave and Keep Pushing for More
2019 has been such a good year – it’s sent me so far in the right direction that I hope I just keep going along this same path. Can’t wait to see what good I can do with my Coventry Geeks community, what more I can achieve at work and in my writing, and what else will come my way! I just need to keep believing in myself.
What are your resolutions for the New Decade?