Happy New Year, fam!
No lie, 2017 wasn’t perfect for anyone. So let’s make 2018 as baller as possible, shall we?
My friend Evelyn (pictured above) and I decided to sit down on New Years Eve to plan our goals for the year to come. We broke them down into three main categories: personal, professional, and physical health. My goals don’t fit entirely into those categories, but they’re close enough. I’m sharing them here because I need to be held accountable – if no one is peer pressuring me and/or encouraging me, I may end up just sitting on my couch binge watching Law & Order SVU and actually saying “dun dun” out loud every time a new episode begins.
So here we are. My goals for 2018.
- Get smarter about my financial investments. I’m almost thirty (but nooooot quite), and I need to own this kind of thing like a B-O-S-S. How? One way is by micro-investing. I’ve started using an app called Acorns that rounds up my purchases to the nearest dollar, and funnels my “spare change” into a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds – it reinvests my dividends automatically, so it’s hands-free investing. I have a LOT to learn, and I only understand a fraction of what I should know at this point in my life, but it’s only January 2, and I gotta start somewhere, right?
- Create something new every day. It can be big or small, but I read that by creating something new every day, it keeps your brain sharp and helps you mentally focus when you need to! On January 1, I started with a meal prep plan as my creation for the week ahead. Unfortunately, my first day’s creation was a dud. I made baked chicken breast with brown rice and broccoli (was trying to be healthier), but it wasn’t very good. So, my second day’s creation (aside from writing this blog post) was to add a bit of flavor to it and turn it into something else – yada yada yada, I ended up with deliciously unhealthy chicken fried rice.
- Do more yoga. This one is more for my mental health than my physical health. I’d like to be a little more chill and less high strung, and I’ve heard that yoga helps. We’ll see how it goes.
Your turn! What are your goals?