You didn’t think I’d forget to add a post on goals for 2018, did you?
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First of all, let me say,
Happy 2018, everyone!
I’m not a huge fan of resolutions. For one, I never keep them–I mean, what’s the point of having “resolutions” if you never live up to them? So, instead of thinking about all those past, failed resolutions–because everyone does–I’m about to list a few goals I have for myself that I’m looking to approach intentionally and successfully achieve.
Who’s with me?
Take time to dance it out more.
Dance has always been a part of my life in one form or another. I remember being in my first dance recital at around six or seven years old, dancing clumsily to “Puff the Magic Dragon”–and yes, the irony is apparent. Moving to music is probably one of the most freeing things you can do with your body. I’m going to try and make this a goal, not only for my physical health, but for my mental health as well. High-five for self-care!
Eat more veggies.
I know, the donuts fooled you, didn’t they? Well, as my friend Bailey says, “It’s all a balance.” But in all seriousness, I actually love most veggies. There are some that just sound–ugh. I mean, what even is okra? Safe to say I won’t be torturing myself with those nasty, little buggers, but I’ll definitely be trying to incorporate more greens, oranges, yellows into my diet for the year. While I’ll try to cut out some sugary treats from my diet, my main goal is to increase my veggie intake. Any suggestions on how to cook yummy veggies as a side are greatly appreciated.
Take more time to do what I am passionate about.
I’m in graduate school, so getting my MSW is a top priority of mine. And so is fueling my passion for creativity. I’ve always loved photography, but in recent years I’ve found that I haven’t taken as many pictures as I’d have liked to! This year, I am going to hone in on my skills as a content creator and learn how to produce original content that I am proud of and that others can enjoy. I also plan on being more intentional about this blog–I’ve made it a priority to plan ahead for future posts and am currently revisioning my hopes for Oh, Leighann. Stay tuned, friends.
Increase my working knowledge of photography.
Like I said before, I am going to really focus (get it…focus?) on learning more about photography and along with that, learning how to edit well. Perhaps I’ll take a class or just peruse the internet for some new tips and tricks. Speaking of which, check out some of the pictures I’ve taken and uploaded to my UnSplash.com profile. I’ve also gotten a few compliments on my photos lately and questions about what camera I use. You can buy this awesome Canon E0S Rebel T6 kit on Amazon for just $479–which, if you look at all it comes with (tripod, yes!) is a steal. Click the link below to check it out:
Are you a photog? What advice would you give to a novice photographer looking to improve? Share in the comments, if you please!
Continue working on my relationship with God.
Me and God, we go WAY back. And He’s been such a huge part of my life that it’s near impossible to leave Him off this list. Hence this goal for 2018. I’m always trying to connect with God in new ways. Whether it’s through reading His Word, worshiping Him through prayer or music–it’s always a sweet thing when we come together. My hope for this year is that as I experience Him in new ways, whatever challenges, joys and adventures come my way, I’ll remember that He’ll be right there in the thick of it with me.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Oh, this year will be sweet.
What are your goals for this year?
Or for the next two/three/four years (I won’t judge!)? Let me know in the comments below!