The year 2016 has now come to an end. Here we are facing another year which signifies new opportunity to become better.
Just last night, I reflected back on the things that in one way or another nurtured me to go this far in my life. There had been a lot of blessings coming now and then and I am thankful for everything.
I used to set goals since 2012 and I usually write it in a notebook. But, I am not an organized person which is something that I wanted to change this 2017. It is good to think that there will always be something we can check into of what we wrote before or on the first day of the year, and find out how much we’ve accomplished.
In 2017, I intended to . . .
It has been a proven fact that reading has its own benefits. Aside from entertainment purposes, it also contributes on writing ideas. I always tell others that we cannot write if we do not read. Reading fuels our creativity enriches our vocabulary, and open doors of opportunities.
Prayer is an essential part of my life. I feel like I do not go astray once I commit to the Lord whatever it is in my heart. Praying does not necessarily be done only inside the church or in the morning and night before going to sleep. In fact, we can do it everywhere and anywhere. It serves as a strong weapon against enemies and whatever cruel punches a day may bring.
Publish once a week in my blog
My friend told me I should write at least 3 times a week but with a full-time job, writing for several times within a week is skyrocketing. One article a week would be doable enough for a person with a full-time job offline.
Do a trip to Indonesia with my boyfriend
It will be the third international trip we are going to do together and I can’t wait to see Borobudur and Prambanan Temple already.
Celebrate my birthday in Cebu
My birthday falls on a rainy month but I still hope that the weather will be fine on that day so we can enjoy our short trip in Cebu.
Finish 27 units in my graduate degree
Although it is quite challenging to work and study at the same time, I won’t take a break from it so it will not take more than 3 years to finish what I had just started. Laziness should not have a room in my mind. I will be definitely digging to more motivational videos and quotations to get going.
Planning on how should I spend my money first before splurging it is one way to save. Deciding if a certain good or service will be worth it or not what was my mom told me. If it is really needed, then buy it but if I can go on with my life without it, then better leave it. In order not to complicate life, we should live just within our means. It is also the same when we are going to a certain place which is reachable within few minutes of walking. It will be more practical than riding a tricycle. Doing it is a good chance to save.
Learn how to cook
I was not trained to cook. Whenever I would go beside my dad when he was cooking, he would tell me to stay away because I might get hurt from the fire or the oil. I just experienced how to helped them in chopping the onions, carrots, tomatoes and other ingredients in the food they were going to cook. At present, it was only my mom and me in the house. There would be no one to cook if mom is not around. This is the perfect time for me to know how to cook. Thanks to Youtube videos which make my learning in cooking easier.
Apply for a part-time job
I love to work not only with my colleagues in my full-time job but also with a different environment and various people. It widens my horizon and makes my life more exciting. Besides from those factors, it also thrills me knowing that I can earn extra income and use it for traveling once in a while in my busy life.
Grow a garden
This idea is something that I also wanted to carry out this year. I would love to grow vegetables since buying them in the market is quite expensive most especially if there is a typhoon. I have missed this hobby too since I haven’t done it for a long time.
I am now ready to work on with my goals this 2017. May God bless me with all my endeavors.
What are your plans this 2017? Do share it using the comments below. 🙂
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