2019


I just went back and read my 2018 goals that I posted last year around this time and I'm pretty impressed that I made great progress on most of them.
2018 was one of the greatest years of my life. Aside from making so many memories and really coming into my own, the highlight was definitely having the opportunity to travel so much which really lit up my soul and helped to guide me on my path. In the past, I've really loved New Year's Resolutions and the start of a New Year. Something about a fresh start always excites me. However, I will say, I'm not really so focused on it this year. I've spent a lot of time working on my inner peace and enjoying the process and journey of things as opposed to the destinations. I believe in working hard and taking action to achieve your goals, but I also believe that, at a certain point, we have to just let go and let the force bigger than us take control. I've been reading and re-reading A Return to Love and really trying to allow myself to loosen the reins and just enjoy the ride. However, I love goal setting and I even got some requests to share my goals for 2019, so gotta give the people what they want :) Enjoy and let me know on Instagram what your goals are for the New Year.

FITNESS //

Complete at least one round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss.
This is #1 right now because I'm getting ready to start this round on Monday. My fitness game has really fallen to the side since being abroad, so I need this so much. I'm really excited to start.

Run another half marathon and get strong enough to train for a full marathon. 
I would love to train for another half marathon this spring and (maybe maybe) train for a full marathon in the fall. I'm not going to pressure myself to do the full, but I think a half is pretty doable.

Become a fitness instructor.
This has been a goal of mine for a few years and I feel weird putting it out there in the universe and on the internet, but I think the perfect time for me to do this is while I'm in college, so fingers crossed I can make it happen.

WELLNESS //

Really implement a good, peace focused morning and night routine.
My phone is NOT going to be apart of either of these routines, you heard it here first. I really challenge you to do the same. The quality of my mornings and my sleep is so much better when I put away the blue light. Goals for the morning are daily meditation and gratitude practice and goals for the evening are spending 20-30 minutes reading and/or writing. Once I get back into a good groove, I will do a post on this.

Purchase and practice A Course in Miracles.
I love Marianne Williamson so much and whenever I finish annotating (I know this is extra, but I'm obsessed) A Return to Love, I want to start reading A Course in Miracles in the morning as apart of my routine.

Consciously practice kindness every day.
I've really been working on spreading more kindness in the last year. It's important to me to spread the positive energy that I want to feel in my life, so this is a daily practice for me and I think everyone needs a little reminder every once in a while :) Change begins with us and we can all shift to be a little kinder.

PERSONAL //

Reach out to old and new friends more often.
I've realized recently that I'm so horrible at keeping in touch with people. I'm kind of the worst at texting, but now that I'm getting older and have met so many friends in different places, it's important to me that I make an effort to really sustain those friendships, even if it's just a check-in text.

Get involved in organizations besides Greek life.
I have always loved volunteering and helping other people. It really lights me up to get outside of my own self. I also want to dedicate more time to other passions I have that don't relate to the sorority. I love math and my accounting classes, but I am going to dedicate more time to letting myself be creative whether that's writing or playing music or whatever. I have a couple of fun potential projects with some other organizations that I'm excited about, so hopefully that will work out.

Visit New York City
This is in the works, so fingers crossed!!!

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Thanks for reading and Happy New Year! Let's make this a great one.
xx