What’s your New Year’s Resolution? It’s something we come around to at the end of every year. What am I going to do to be better next year? In the past I’ve resolved to eat better, work harder, be kinder, and while those things are wonderful and indicative of working toward a better future, they’re kind of… ambiguous. So, I thought, What if I had tangible goals for 2019? This year, instead of resolutions, I’m rolling with a 2019 Bucket List.
The moment I considered writing a bucket list versus resolutions, I thought, this is a wonderful way to see how much I accomplish in a year. These are things I can check off the list; things I can tangibly complete. I don’t know about you, but I rarely remember what my New Year’s Resolutions are. In fact, I can’t recall what my 2018 resolution was. At that point, what was the point? New Year’s Resolutions are meant to be things we keep in mind all year long. If we can’t even remember what we started the year aiming to achieve, how on Earth are we supposed to achieve those things?
I imagine my 2019 Bucket List will grow as the year progresses, but for now it includes things as ambitious as finishing the book I’m writing, to as small as knitting a hat for the first time.
I’m excited to undertake the Bucket List, but more importantly, I’m excited to track the progress.
I got my first Erin Condren Life Planner near the end of 2017 and used the book to keep track of the many things I was undertaking (at times I felt it was too many things at once, but that’s another topic for another day). As I march into 2019 with a plan, I’m going to track all of the progress in my planner. This way, my New Year’s Resolution (or Bucket List, if you will), has a place to live; a place to keep me accountable.
I suspect (and hope) this list will change and grow as the year moves along, but this morning, here’s what’s on my 2019 Bucket List:
- Finish LW
- Graduate with M.A.
- Travel to England & Scotland
- Knit a Hat
- Start Skiing Again
- Host My First Writing Workshop
- Make a Professional Move
- Take a Photo a Day
- Read 25 Books
What are your goals for 2019? I’d love to hear all about it.
Happy New Year, babes. I hope it’s kicking off with a bang.
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