I know, I know. Last week I literally said I didn't necessarily like making New Year's Resolutions, but that's why I came up with my own system. Instead of making a set of resolutions for the whole year, I've decided to give myself until the end of June. I'm still giving myself the full year to accomplish each resolution (really they're more like goals/things I want to do or accomplish, but whatever), but I'm going to give myself until the end of June to see if each resolution is still important to me. If it's not a priority anymore, then away it goes. There's no point in holding on to a resolution if I'm going to stop caring about it and then feel bad about that at the end of December. With all that said, here are my 9 resolutions for 2018:
1. Read 20 books (I'd also like one of these books to be Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen)
2. Run a 5k.
3. Finish this blanket I've been knitting for about a month now.
4. Buy hermit crabs.
5. Go back to therapy.
6. Be nicer to myself and change the way I think about myself.
7. Have a summer job.
8. Be able to read children's books in French.
9. Do as many things to open as many doors of opportunity for myself as possible.
As some of you may remember, I set 9 goals for myself to accomplish before I turn 19. Those goals and these 9 resolutions are all the things I hope to accomplish in 2018 (9+9=18, get it? Ha.) The idea of not continuing with a goal when it stops being a priority also applies to my 9 goals before turning 19, so I'll be checking in with myself in April about all of those. This is all because while I want to accomplish new and exciting things, I also don't want to put negative pressure on myself that will only make me feel bad later.
I really want this year to be good. I'm trying not to put too much pressure on it to be amazing, but it definitely needs to be better than last year. I'm hoping that by making these resolutions I put myself in a good place for making this year good for myself.