New Year, New Goals

 New Year
Happy 2015! I hope your new year has gotten off to a great start. I took a little time off at the end of the year to enjoy the holidays which was really nice and something I need to do more often. Now that it’s January, it’s the time of year we start thinking about the things we want to change in our lives and the resolutions we want to make for the rest of the year. I think that evaluating your life at the beginning of the year can be really helpful for focusing your energy for the rest of the year and for keeping your priorities in order. Since January is almost over, I’ve had time to think about what I want for the rest of my year.
  • No soda or alcohol – I’ve decided that for the month of January I will give up soda and alcohol. So far I haven’t had a sip of either and I feel really good about it. Not only is it a test of my willpower but it’s a chance to start the new year in a more healthy way. Since December was a month of over indulgence, I figured January should be a month of healthier habits. 
  • Get Stronger – I’m excited to start the new year with making more time for working out. No matter what, when I work out, I feel better. This has been something I’d been really missing at the end of the year so getting back to it will be a great way to kick off 2015. 
  • More Traveling – I really want to start to travel on my own. I love to travel but I’ve never really gone to a new city and traveled on my own. I’d really like to plan some trips for myself to do whatever I want and to see places that I’ve never seen.
  • Volunteer – Another thing I’ve been wanting to do for a long time is to find a place I would like to volunteer. Checking volunteermatch.com helped me to see what type of opportunities are out there. I think I would really like to start out with volunteering with animals since I love animals and don’t have any of my own.  
  • Take Classes – I’ve also been wanting to do this for a long time. In addition to new workout classes, I’d love to take some sort of art class that forces me to learn new skills. Learning new things is something that I really love and by taking classes, I would get to learn lots of new things. 
  • Create More – I’d love to start focusing more on making my own art. I’ve always loved creating and haven’t made time to really work on much art. I love making stuff for the blog but I’d love to also brush up on my sketching skills and learn some new skills like watercolor or ceramics.
Tell me: what are your goals for 2015?