Not Exactly Resolutions // 2015 Goals

Wow. 2015 came quickly. 2014 was a really intense year for me, and I think I’ll write a reflection post about it later, but wow. It’s just been a whirlwind. This year, I decided I didn’t want to write resolutions. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep them, and I feel like making overall goals and have aspirations for the year is going to be more beneficial, as opposed to making resolutions that I doubt I’ll even remember by February.

  • Improve My Blogging // I hope this one is somewhat obvious. I want to be able to post more, make it slightly more of a diary format (like my last post was), but also built my blog as a brand, in case I need it as a possible portfolio for the future.
  • Get Better at Budgeting // I’m the worst at budgeting and saving money. You’d be surprised to hear that my mom is an accountant and my dad manages money and numbers for sales. I hate having to budget and figure out how much I can spend on what. On the second day of the year, my dad told me that I need to start budgeting better. And I thought I was doing well. Clearly, this is an area I need to improve in my life.
  • Be Healthier // I’m not exactly unhealthy, but I would say that this is an area in which I need to improve. I’ve been running after class with my friend Jordan, but I’ve also been still goingto Cookout and Zaxby’s for dinner. Which isn’t helping.
  • Learn More // I want to take more classes and learn more and just learn more. This goes along well with the next one.
  • Decide on My Major // I came into college being an English major, and then I took a History class that I love, and now I’m deciding that I might want to be a History major. So I want to be able to take the classes that are going to help me decide on my major.
  • Focus on Self-Improvement // I usually put something on my New Years Resolutions list about wanting to improve things with others, but this year, I want to make this year better for me.
  • Be a Little Less Obsessed // I really obsess over things. TV shows, musicals, songs, situations, people, if it’s there, there is a high possibility that I will obsess over it. Some of this is harmless, and some of it is just too much for me. Some of it is me just trying to make something a larger part of my life than it probably should be. Either way, I need to just work on being a little more calm.
  • BE ME // I usually am myself. But, I want to focus on being me. Not worrying about what others think, or what I can do to “improve” myself. But being myself and being the best me I can be.

I might add to these throughout the year, but for now, I’m going to focus on these goals. What are some of your (belated) New Years Resolutions?



4 thoughts on “Not Exactly Resolutions // 2015 Goals

  1. Great list, Lydia! I can relate to the “Be a Little Less Obsessed” one, because this is something I’ve struggled with myself. For years, when I came across a new show or movie I loved, I couldn’t just love it–it had to take over my life. And I talked about it nonstop, to the point where I know I probably bored and annoyed most of the people around me. Loving something enthusiastically isn’t a bad thing, but I didn’t like how it made me feel about myself, so I had to work on stepping back. I still love certain movies/shows/books with a fiery passion (my current “obsession” is Maggie Stiefvater and her books, and I also love “That ’70s Show”) but I try to tone it down a bit so that I have some balance in my life instead of One Single Focus. So I totally get where you’re coming from with that, and I wish you the best of luck with that resolution!

    I also like your focus on self-improvement and being yourself, and your goal of deciding on your major is a good one, too. 🙂 I can see your dilemma, as both English and history are remarkably interesting subjects, but I hope you’re able to decide without *too* much trouble! (Is it possible to major in one and minor in the other?)

    Anyway–again, wonderful list, and I wish you all the best with it! Hopefully you have an amazing year in 2015. 🙂 Hugs!

    • Thanks so much Taylor Lynn! The obsession one really is going to be a challenge, but I think I’m ready for it! I’m excited to see how I work on these throughout the year!

  2. I love the fact that many of these goals are very open to interpretation. It’s so easy to get sucked into one extremely narrow and almost TOO-specific goal, but the fact that you’re leaving these a bit more vague is so wonderful. As you grow and change, you’ll be able to adapt your goals to fit who you’re becoming, and I think that’s the coolest thing. Sending chocolate + hugs your way. ❤

    • Thanks so much! I agree – I love so much how open-ended these are, so I can focus more on overall improvement, rather than checking off a specific goal!

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