Well here we are, it’s finally 2018! It feels like it took forever, but at the same time, feels like 2017 went by in a flash. As always, I’m very excited for the potential of what 2018 can be. As someone who loves change, a new year, a new opportunity to set some goals has me geeking out. I mean most people feel this with the start of a new year, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they love change.
This year will have a lot of weight to it, I turn 25 this year which means my 20s are half way done, and there’s a lot of things I’d like to do and I’d like to change in terms of lifestyle, habits, and how I spend my free time. With that, I don’t want to put a lot of expectations on this year either, seems contradicting but I want to find a balance of having goals for this year but also not setting myself up for failure if that makes sense. If I’ve learned anything in my almost 25 years on this planet it’s that there are so many things you will never see coming and will be unprepared for, which have the potential to make you’re expectations and goals crumble to the ground.
My word for 2018 is “Act,” and I’m hoping with keeping this word in mind for this year that it will help me work towards my goals without having high expectations, so that if shit hits the fan, and I’m sure it will, maybe even multiple times, that it won’t mean game over for wanting to have a nice memorable year filled with adventure or reaching some of the goals on my list. Part of that will be making choices on how I spend and save my money, so that way I can save for something special but can act/find a solution say if my car needs $2,000 + in maintenance out of the blue.
I chose “Act” because I want to start acting on my dreamy ideas or cool ideas I think of but put on the back burner for whatever reason. 2017 was very much a floater or adjustment year for me, I put a lot of ideas I had on the back burner and just sort of focused on the present, fixing whatever came my way, and just “surviving” if you will. Which is fine, but if you know me then you might know that I can’t have two of those years in a row. I’m ready for more adventure in my life, whether that’s local or not, I’m ready to take action and cross some bucket list items or goals off my list. I’ve been drawn to spend more time in nature lately, like camping is calling my name for whatever reason even though I haven’t been camping since I was 5. Maybe my childhood dream of wanting to be Eliza Thornberry is re-igniting, who knows but all I know is I’m excited for this year, ready to act but I also want to be aware/make the most of what happens this year when life decides to throw me a curve ball. So here’s to a great 2018! Do you pick a word for your year? Let me know in the comments!