Last year, I fulfilled most of my goals. It definitely was a year of change for me. It’s always a good idea to make some goals for yourself so that you have something to motivate you to move forward in life. As I enter the year I turn 30 [eek!], I am predicting that 2015 will be the year of new beginnings.

I’m going to be 30, flirty, and thriving.

1. Instead of working like I have no life, I will make a conscious effort to start leaving the office at 5pm, take my comp time, take vacations, and participate in self-care. Since I started my job at my foster care agency, it has been non-stop. I find that I am always working, at all time. This has been a concern of mine as well as my friends because when they invite me to do things, I always tell them I’m working. So, as I have kind of gotten a routine, have gotten a handle of my notes, and am feeling more comfortable with my work, I will start making more time for myself. Self-care, self-care, self-care! 

2. Spend more time with the best friend and roomie; and start monthly exploration activities in the city. As stated above, I really have been ditching my friends… to the point where my bestie asked if we were still friends. Moving forward, I will not let work stand in the way of hanging out with friends, and exploring the city. I want to do the touristy things!

3. Successfully move into a 3-bedroom Manhattan or Brooklyn apartment with the bestie and roomie. My best friend’s lease will be up in April 2015, so the plan is for all of us to get a place together. I really think this will help with hanging out together, but also easy access to each other. Plus, we will have a bigger place. I love my apartment right now, but it’s not home so I haven’t made it home yet [i.e. I still need to buy so much to make my bedroom livable].

4. Work towards becoming healthy. How could I have a New Years Resolution without the cliche “lose weight”. Fortunately, I have been losing weight since moving to NYC; but I haven’t really made the effort to go to the gym, eat healthy, etc. What I have noticed is that I don’t cook EVER, I order from Seamless daily, and I pass by my gym everyday and don’t even feel guilty. The plan this year is to make more meals at home and hit the gym at least twice a week. I feel like I’m not putting too much pressure on myself, but still have a solid plan to make small changes… umm, I need to buy a scale.

5. Deepen my relationship with God. I want to know the lord with all of my heart and soul. I want to find a church that I connect with that can help me cultivate my bond with our father, the son, and holy spirit. I haven’t gone to church since I have gotten to New York and now I don’t have an excuse. I plan to shop around Astoria and Manhattan for a good church that matches my personality. It’s going to be important to go somewhere that caters to young adults, loves music, and has options for women courses. I would like to make friends and meet people.

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