2016 has been the best and the worst year for me (and I have a feeling that I say that every year!). It has also been the most hectic year of my life. Challenging, rewarding and often tiring. On the other hand, 2017 is going to be a more ‘chill’ kind of year, at least at the start (and at least that’s what I think).
When the semester starts, I won’t having any particular responsibilities. It would also be my last semester, which is actually more relaxed because I finished all my core units (subjects) this year. I’ll also be graduating and will either be working or applying for a Honours year after that. This part looks hectic, but to me, it is more like a time for me to do some introspection and take a break. Reflect on what I have done so far. Choose my next move wisely.
Therefore, although I’m not a usual ‘resolution list’ person (despite my very very old posts here in this blog haha), I’ve decided to focus on a few personal goals for me to work on and achieve in 2017.
First thing, I would like to be more active. Fitness has become part of my life since late May this year and even though I’m not obsessed with that ‘ fitness lifestyle’ that you see online. I believe in keeping fit in terms of moving and sweating, although I don’t really focus on ‘eating clean’. I’m also not a fan of yoga poses. Anyway, I would like to take a step forward by taking a hip hop or urban dance class next semester, because I’ll be relatively free and it’s cheap on campus… so why not! My last semester! It’ll definitely make me move and sweat even more… and it’s also getting myself out of my comfort zone… since I’ve never been interested in dancing before.
Second, and I’ve said this so many times on this blog, but I want to focus more on writing (again!). And yes, it’s still the same universe, the same ideas, the same characters since I’ve started this blog, and I’ve been writing and rewriting snippets of that world without ever been completely satisfied. So I’m going to try, using another way of telling it! Maybe it’s because it’s more like a psychological world (Hannibal?) rather than a physical world (like LOTR), so it’s definitely harder to put on paper that exact feeling I wanna pass on to the reader.
Finally, I’d just like to reminder myself that everything I’ve done so far, every step I’ve taken in my life, was to achieve a more inner goal: to become independent. Financially, emotionally, physically… That was my mindset when I flew to Malaysia, determined to go out there and learn how to be by myself. And I often tend to forget that goal. That’s my real life goal. It might be too general, but this was my drive to move on, and it will be my drive again when I graduate next year and decide on the next step.
How about you? Any particular goals for 2017 that you’d like to share in the comments?
An Evil Nymph.