I was going to do a “2016 in Review” post, but after I wrote it, I didn’t want to share it. I learned and experienced both great triumph and heartache. Right now, though, I want to focus on what’s to come.
My theme for 2017 is Self-Love.
Every goal I set for myself this year will be geared toward becoming the best version of myself possible.
I’ve always struggled a bit with self-love and happiness. However, I just finished reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck (review to come) and one of the first points Manson makes is this:
The experience of seeking happiness, success, and a positive lifestyle is inherently negative. Mostly, it helps us internalize the fact that we (think) we are NOT happy, NOT successful, NOT positive people.
The moment I read that was the moment I stopped thinking of myself as unhappy. It was like magic! And along with that realization, I decided to love myself and everything I am!
That doesn’t mean I can’t improve some things or work on bettering myself and my life situation. It just means that I’m seeking all that from the healthy place of self-love, not the dangerous place of self-hate.
So without further ado, my biggest 2017 goals:
– Be comfortable in my own skin
– Apply to grad school
– Be more creative and leave my comfort zone more often
– Buy a condo
These are some huge goals! They will require major focus, dedication, and perseverance, but I know I can do it
So you have a theme for 2017? What are some of your goals? Let me know in the comments!