2017 was a weird year. There was a lot of good things: I finished my bachelors degree, I interned for a mayoral campaign, I lived and worked in Boston, I vacationed with my friends and boyfriend, I started reading and writing again. There was also a lot of really bad things: the loss in my family, my mental health was bad and had significant relapse, I had to let go of friends that turned out not to be positive people in my life even though I thought they would last a lifetime.
2018 will be better. 2018 must be better even though it will be significantly harder than I would like transitioning into life after college, a long distance relationship, and still coping with lose and mental health. So I have some goals to keep progressing in my life.
- Post on my blog once a week, deadline before midnight on Sunday (better than keeping track of 7 days)
- Finish draft one of the novel I started at the end of 2017.
- Enter 4 writing competitions for short stories or poetry
- Read 100 books again this year:
- including 5 books that come out in 2018
- Read 5 new to me authors
- Keep up with non-fiction reading that applies to my field (Political Science) now that I have left school — two courses of reading
- Finally get a credit card because debit cards have kept me from ever over-drafting but also I need to build a credit score
- Get a job, this is already underway I am working on a campaign for free but am not doing anything for money which currently am trying to fix. It would be fine with me to get experience for no money as long as I can build up savings at the same time.
- Get better at technical baking, I would like to learn how to make the different types of meringues and sponges (The Great British Bake Off changed my year)
- See my now long distance boyfriend in person at least once, stretch goal is three times but this is probably not going to happen.