I always try to remind myself to make resolutions throughout the year but there is always something about the new year and a fresh start that inspires fresh goals.
So here are some of my own
1. Career research and networking: With the start of the new year I hope to start looking into a new career or possibly going back to school. I want to network and go on informational interviews and job shadow and meet as many new people as possible. Keeping both my options and my mind open to new opportunities.
2. Save to spend: I recently heard from my brother who heard via Freakonomics how it isn’t practical to stress out about saving in your 20s. So instead of trying to scrimp and save and miss out on concerts or trips, I’m going to save to go to concerts and on trips! I want to cut down on frivolous spending and focus instead on what I really want and use my money to go after those things.
3. Travel: Anywhere and everywhere, however I do have a few trips at the top of the queue.
Seattle: Ashley and I have been wanting to go for some time so we will hopefully make it happen soon!
New Orleans: Also have been wanting to go here for a long time and have been pre planning it with a friend, just need to save up and hopefully I’ll be there this spring!
Nashville: My cousin is getting married in Nashville this year and I’m so excited to visit and plan a trip to the south.
4. Be adventurous: I just want to constantly remind myself to put myself out there and meet new people, go to new places and not be lazy or boring.
5. Be happy: Whatever I’m doing and wherever I’m at I can be happy and appreciative for all that I have. Don’t waste your time doing things that make you unhappy, make time for what does!