The idea of writing a New Year’s resolution post briefly flashed through my brain awhile ago but I vetoed it pretty quickly. I make tons of lists of things I want to do. I keep them in my phone, my planner, and on random sticky notes and scraps of paper. I thought about posting them online but vetoed that as well. I think, for me, I need to keep my specific list of goals to myself.
However, I do want to share with you all my intentions for 2019. My intentions are my loose ideas and desires for what I want to pursue and get out of the next year of my life. Some people pick guiding words for the year and although that’s not necessarily what I’m doing, it’s similar.
The overall theme of 2019 for me is work. I know that doesn’t sound super inspirational or a like one of those motivational buzzwords that float around on the internet. People usually pick guiding words like “nurture” or “gratitude.” Work is what I need to do though and there’s no way around that.
I don’t just mean the job that I go to regularly. I work a part time job that is not particularly fulfilling and, to be quite honest, doesn’t pay well. In order to get out of the loop of working too hard for not a lot of money and going nowhere, I need to work on other things. Work refers to this blog, potentially a Youtube channel, my Instagram account, my writing, etc. It also refers to my emotional wellness and my physical health.
Things I want to do to aid this work include reading more, writing more, doing more yoga, and managing my time better. I’m not setting myself strict goals and timelines for these things. I’m not the kind of person who does particularly well with lots of set deadlines; my mental health sometimes gets in the way of me doing things and when I’ve given myself a deadline that I then fail to meet, it makes my mental health spiral downward even more.
This is also part of the reason I’m not sitting here typing out my lists of goals for you all. As I mentioned, the list exists, but keeping it private is better for me. Maybe at the end of the year I’ll share some of the ones that I managed to accomplish. I suppose we’ll see in twelve months.
What are your 2019 intentions or goals? How do you feel about sharing goals? It works for some people to broadcast their resolutions for the year and I wish I could be one of those people, if only to make this post more interesting.