Ringing in the New Year

Starting a blog is something I’ve considered doing since finishing grad school three years ago, and, after much procrastination on my part, I finally figured there’s no better time to start a new project than at the beginning of a new year. While it may seem cliché, I’ve always felt a little excited about the potential prospects the morning of January 1st presents. Although I’ve never been one to create a list of lofty goals or aspire to “become a brand new me,” over the last few years I’ve gotten in the habit of creating lists of things on which to focus my attention during the new year. Whether it be to reread the entire “Song of Ice and Fire” series (aka “Game of Thrones”), up my minimum running mileage for the week, or try harder to avoid getting stray cat hairs in my eye right after I finish applying my makeup, I like to set goals that are enjoyable as well as beneficial.

So, in the spirit of New Year’s clichés, I’ve compiled a list of several goals I hope to achieve in 2017:

1. Read more historically relevant & accurate novels.

2. Challenge myself in the kitchen by cooking new & unfamiliar dishes

3. Travel to new places

4. Finally commit to my yoga practice

5. Practice mindfulness to reduce much self-induced stress and anxiety

I’m curious to know, what are some goals you have for 2017?

3 thoughts on “Ringing in the New Year

  1. Some of my goals for this year are: to read every book on the NYT 2016 Notable Books list; to improve my Spanish vocabulary; and to focus on what’s ahead of me instead of on what’s happened in the past.

    BTW, this is Katherine from DU. It’s so cool that you’re blogging 🙂


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