My 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

Hey everyone and welcome to a new year! I know we all say this every year, but I absolutely cannot believe that today is the first day of a new year. While I don’t love the word “resolutions,” I do think that at the start of a new year or period of your life, you should make specific goals for that time period. With a move to a new state just a few short days away (more info on that in the near future!), I thought I’d share some of my goals for the year of 2017. This year I decided to separate my goals out in different categories that focused on parts of my life I wanted to enrich. Check out my 2017 Resolutions out below!

physical-goal

Take Dance Classes

I spent the vast majority of my childhood in a dance studio multiple days a week. I took tap, ballet, hip hop, jazz, the whole works. But in my last year of middle school, money became tight and I had to give up one of my favorite hobbies. Now that I’m a somewhat adult and the thought of exercising at a gym exhausts me, I’m thinking that getting back into dance classes would help me get in better shape, become more flexible, and meet people with similar interests.

mental-goal-2

Learn Spanish

My father’s side of my family is from Venezuela and I grew up hearing Spanish being spoken constantly around me through my grandmother. Once I hit school and was being taught the language formally, however, I lost interest in learning languages in general. I picked it back up in college for the general education requirements, but now that I have more free time I’d like to exercise my brain, gain a helpful skill, and get more in touch with a part of my family’s history.

financial-goal-2

Reach $5,000 in Savings

I’m a relatively cheap person usually, I typically hate buying anything of significance for myself, so putting money in my savings this past year has been somewhat easy for me. But now that I’m paying for a new apartment, furniture, and other household items we don’t already own, I’m feeling like I could be reaching more potential with my savings account. While it is important to treat yourself on occasion and not feel guilty about fun purchases, I also see the importance on having money to fall back on in case of emergency.

creative-goal-2

Finish all my Creative Projects

I, like most people, love starting new creative projects but never seem to get around to finishing them. I start many a crocheting project only to never finish it and let it sit in my knitting bag. I start writing projects and abandon them after a few short paragraphs. DIY, sometimes I even stop planning when I’m feeling down one week. My goal in 2017 is to finish the projects I begin, which will make me feel fulfilled in my work and also have a viable outcome.

professional-goal-2

Begin my Career Path

I have been working continuously since I have graduated college, but I don’t think I have found the career path I feel most passionate about. In this new year I would like to discover a road to finding a career I am most passionate about, and I would like to take my first steps down that path. I’ve been job searching now that I will be moving, so I would like to take this opportunity to really discover what I am passionate about in a professional sense.

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There we have it, my New Years Resolutions for 2017! I have really enjoyed using this time to be introspective and consider what I would like to work on in this new year. What are some of your resolutions or goals for this year? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo jen p

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