The new year is almost here and we are gearing up for the roaring 20’s– a new decade! It’s around this time that I like to reflect on what I accomplished this year and set forth goals for the next. This particular year, has been very exciting and I’m very happy with my accomplishments. Between new opportunities and new destinations, I’ve successfully tackled this year.
- Therapy | I was lucky enough to start therapy, which was something I always wanted to do and am so glad that I initiated. The weekly routine of speaking to my therapist, diving into my personal issues, and learning where they stem from, has been an eye opening experience that has allowed me to become more self-aware.
- New Cities | I built up my frequent flyer miles this year. Two of those times being in new cities–New Orleans and Miami, which is always nice cross off the list.
- Moving | I took a huge leap of faith this year and decided to quit my job, pack my car, and move to Atlanta. It was the scariest yet one of the most liberating things I had ever done and am so glad I did. The move really tested every part of me (and still is), but turned out to be exactly what I needed. I’m looking forward to writing about my first year here.
In terms of the goals I have set for next year, there are many. I narrowed down the list to things that may also be inspiring to others:
- Give Yourself Credit Where Credit Is Due
- Naturally, a lot of us tend to brush off our accomplishments (big or small) as if they are not worthy of being celebrated. As difficult, and maybe even uncomfortable, as it might be, it makes a positive impact on your mental health when you celebrate a step forward.
- Diving into some good books is a major goal of mine this year. Magazines are my customary choice of literature, but I think it’s important to keep up with what leisurely book industry professionals are reading, self-improvement books, inspirational autobiographies, etc.
- Self Care
- Taking care of yourself is critical. I saw someone on my timeline say, “Self care isn’t just getting your toes done.” I cringed. While pampering yourself is a form of self care, you also have to incorporate little things that will bring you peace. For example, I plan on stepping away from my desk for lunch and not eating while I work. That’s major self-care right there.
Happy New Year!