In 2013 I set a few goals and I think I was successful in achieving most of them. While I did not visit Disney World (postponed to November 2014), I did travel a few times and loved it. When I turned 30 in 2012, I made myself a few promises and the big one was to break out of my introverted shell – and I did. I had dinner in November with a group of Twitter friends, and while it was so out of my comfort zone, I had a lot of fun.
In 2014 I would like to continue to spend more time on me. More trips to the nail salon, more day trips to Grand Forks, spend time with friends be it coffee dates or dinner dates. I am working hard to make the Disney trip happen, making sure that 2014 is about saving more and spending less (this is going to be a hard one!).
I also want 2014 to be about breathing. Of course we have to breathe, that’s a given. I mean, breathing…. recognizing when things are getting difficult and taking slow, deep breaths when needed, but also more than often. We tend to suffocate ourselves with overcommitments and letting little things get to us. I am working on both. I have the save the world mentality, but I need to remind myself that I can’t do that. I’m not Superman. I will refuse to bog myself down with things that I know I cannot 100% commit to.
I will also work on not taking the little things to heart. I wear my heart on my sleeve and sometimes that is my downfall… I let everything get to me and I need to develop a much thicker skin. When I turned 30, I decided I needed to turn my direction of apathy towards those who really deserve it. I needed to care for those who really, in return, cared for me. Spend time with (and on) those who really had my back, and so far, it’s been great.
The image above really puts 2014 into perspective. In 2014 I will continue to try new things, be fearless, be legendary, take chances, embrace change, seize every moment; be optimistic, wake up smiling and be bold.
What would you like to do in 2014? What goals will/have you set?