I believe that setting goals is very important. It gives you a sense of direction and the feeling of achieving them is amazing! Setting goals also helps you evaluate your life and it gives you something to look forward to. So here are my personal goals for 2017:
Get closer to God
When people look at me I want them to see that I’m a Christian not because of the things I do, or what I say but because of the way I live and who i am. Last year I got closer to God and it was amazing but this year I would like to get even closer to Him and experience more of Him.
Appreciate the body that God has given me
At first this goal was get fitter but I realized that I wanted to be fitter in order to lose weight. I should be content and appreciate the body that God has given me because I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I should exercise not because I want to lose weight but because I want to take care of my body.
Be more intentional in building my relationships
One of my words for 2017 is be intentional. This year I really want to grow my relationships with the people around me. I want to put in 110% and cultivate these relationships.
Live in the moment
It is so easy for me to compare my life to others’ lives on social media, to focus on the mistakes I’ve made in the past or to worry about the future. The thing is life is short and every moment is a blessing.
Start my hand lettering project
Hand lettering is something that I really like doing and I would like to launch a hand lettering Etsie shop. I’ve never done anything like this before so I’m excited to see where this takes me.
Connect more with my blog readers
It’s amazing to know that people from all over the world read this blog and I would really like to connect it’s you guys and get to know more about you.
Have more me time
I think it is very important to just spend some time in your own company. It’s a great way to rest and just refuel. I dint do a lot of this last year and it definitely made a difference.
Get academic full colors
Become a counselor and the first aid captain (at school)
Go on a camping trip
I really enjoy being outdoors and camping but I haven’t been camping in some time so I would like to go camping. It’s also a great holiday idea and a great way to bond.
Be real, authentic and transparent
I have come to realize that people who are real, authentic and transparent are some of the best people to be around. They are relatable, honest and vulnerable and I want to be like that.
Step out of my comfort zone
Stepping out of your comfort zone is intimidating but definitely worth it. The thing is your comfort zone is a great place but nothing ever grows there. This year I would really like to step out of my comfort zone more because that is when I’ll be challenged and will grow.
I don’t believe that I’ll change overnight or that I’ll just suddenly achieve my goals. I know that I’ll have to work on them and take many small steps. It won’t be easy but I know that what will come as a result will definitely be worth it.
What are your goals for 2017?