Well, fucking finally.
2016 is finally over. We can leave this absurd, dark and at times just plain scary year behind and move into a better one. One where political decisions are logical and sane, where bigoted misogynists don’t get handed entire countries and where my heart doesn’t clench in fear every time a celebrity’s name is trending on Twitter. (And I’m sure David Attenborough is thrilled at the prospect of being released from the padded room we’ve all forced him into. Don’t look at us that – we’ve lost enough national treasures this year.)
Yes, the 365 day-long period that managed to turn a number into an expression of hopelessness, contempt and utter horror (you all know that when anything bad happens now, we’re just going to turn around and say “that’s so 2016”; don’t deny it) – is now over.
Deep sigh of relief. We made it through.
(Ironically, 2016 for me personally was a very good year. I’ve been very happy, I’ve made a lot of progress in my life and I managed to achieve most of my resolutions too. But I don’t want to say that too loudly, because it feels like standing up at a funeral and being like “damn, I feel alive!”.)
Now, to make the most of 2017, it’s time to make some goals and resolutions. Last year, I focused on New Year, Successful Me – and I think I succeeded. So, although that’s not my focus this year, I’m going to continue on with that progress with a few goals.
New Year Successful Me Goals
- Be earning $10 a day through affiliate programs
- Start a website and sell it on Flippa
- Create shop landing page and separate section of site
- Submit shop section to Google shopping
- Start an Etsy business using DIYs
- Get through a month blogging for every day
- Start a side business
- Start ranking for new keywords on Google Search Console
- Keep a planner (and an artistic journal because a happy, creative mind is the key to success)
New Year Healthy Me Goals
Now, I toyed with the idea of this year being New Year, Creative Me – but what I want to really focus on in the first year of my adult life is improving my health. It seems easier to develop healthy habits while I’m still young and continue them into my later life.
- Start eating healthily
- Make sandwiches and lunches for work
- Bake a healthy cake (or meal, but cake sounds better, don’t you think?) on Sundays, and take servings to work with me
- Learn to cook!
- Get back into smoothies
- Start making my own soup
- Start meditating (mental health is important too!)
- Start doing exercise classes; at least one per week
Okay, so these are my New Year Resolutions! What do you guys think – and what are your resolutions for the New Year? Let me know in the comments below. (And, if you haven’t, feel free to check out my 18 Bucket List and add some hopefully not too crazy ideas to it.)
All the love,