Goals not Resolutions review
At the beginning of 2016, I posted saying that I would be making goals, not resolutions. I think it was something that worked a lot better for me during the year and I wanted to continue with it for 2017. However, I thought I’d take a quick look back and see what I accomplished from my 2016 goals.
I passed my restricted license, saved $1,500 for moving to Hamilton and bought myself 2 new pairs of glasses by the end of January. I got a job in July teaching a girl guitar lessons, which then meant I could go for a check up to the dentist. By the end of the year, I was able to play House of the Rising Sun on the piano as it was one of my piano exam pieces.
The only reason passing all my assignments and exams is still in progress is due to some unforeseen vocal problems. I will be sitting my final vocal exam in the first term back at college. Summer isn’t over yet (well it hardly feels like it ever begun) so I am still in progress for saving for a car. However, I also had the revelation that I could use that money to finally travel back to Spain
I’m not saying that these ones were a complete failure, as they weren’. Life just got a bit busy for me and I had to make the best decision for me and my studies by putting them both before writing for my blog. It’s not going to stop me from trying again this year, though!
Creating new study habits is easy, sticking to them is a lot harder. It was definitely an improvement from my first year of university, and I now have somewhere to move forward to.
I didn’t quite tick off 24 things from my 101 Things in 1001 Days but I did manage to add a few new towns to the A-Z Travel Challenge, as well as have an awesome 21st, buy a new laptop, go to the opera (Marriage of Figaro), have a Disney Marathon, get my restricted, move out of my parents home, and publish 5 covers on YouTube. The challenge is set to finish in July 2017 so I’d better get a move on as I have only just completed over a quarter!
1. Play a Gig
Now that I am a music student playing gigs seems like something that I should try out and see if I enjoy. In 2016 I got the chance to play with a few other current and ex-students for a church BBQ. It was a great time and I’d love to do it again.
2. 101 Thing in 1001 Days
A couple of years ago I started the 101 Things in 1001 Days. Well, I’m supposed to have completed the list by the 28th of July 2017 so I’d better get a move on! I realise now that I probably won’t be able to finish move of the travel ones the way I had hoped, so I’m going to try to get a bit creative. The goal is to complete as many things as possible from the list.
3. Let’s Fly Away
In saying that, I’d really love to be able to go overseas or have a flight booked for somewhere overseas by the end of 2017. I need to use that passport I paid for as more than just identification! It may come down to deciding whether to buy a car (another goal below) or buy a ticket to Spain.
4. Write a Song
Songwriting is something that I got to try out last year at college. I have decided that this year I want to be more intentional about writing songs as I enjoy creating music. The goal is to write and record one song, but if I go over it just means more for me and other to enjoy!
5. Buy a Car
As I mentioned above I am wanting to buy a car. It was one of my carry-over goals from 2016. A car is something that would help me with getting to and from college, mainly for the winter. However, I also realised that the same amount I am paying for a car could be spent on taking a trip back to Spain. I’ll need to make that decision sooner rather than later, though.
6. Pass Everything
This is a carryover from last year two. It includes passing all my courses and assignments as well as my intention to sit my full license this year.
Last year’s goal was to go to the dentist, this year’s goal is to get the last 3 fillings I should have gotten in 2016. Simple goal, but a lot of money.
What are your goals for 2017?