Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GOALS FOR 2014

OKAY. I think I got this whole "30 day challenge"/get inspired project figured out. I had originally wanted to do a 30 day challenge where every other day or so, I'd do something new. Either that or each week or two try out a new hobby. BUT, I found out a way that I think works better for me. I basically came up with this long list of things that I want to do. I haven't done these things before but I've always wanted to. And the reason why I never did them was because a) they were (way) out of my comfort zone, b) I just didn't have the resources (not enough money, time, etc.) or c) I was just too lazy, or didn't think I could do it for whatever reason.

I wanted to share this list with you guys just to maybe help inspire you to do the things that you've been wanting to do but have also been putting off :) Also, if I post my goals here, I think I'm more likely to follow through with them. Also, what I really wanna do is each time I complete one of my goals, I'll post them here! Maybe I'll do progress posts where I can share with you that maybe I haven't completed my goal, but I'm on the way there!

So here is a lost of things I've been meaning to do for the longest time that I WILL do this year, with a little description.
(in no particular order)

Do a photoshoot during the golden hour
I really want to practice taking pictures, and I've wanted to do this for a long time. I haven't done it before because I'm too lazy to wake up that early but also, just cuz I didn't think my pictures would turn out that great. But even if they don't, at least I tried! And I'm sure at least some of them will be good!

Create a cocktail that I love
This is kind of a silly, just-for-fun one. I have yet to find a drink that I absolutely love, and I've never really experimented much with making my own. Maybe this goal isn't to create one, just at least fine one that i love.

Buy a plant
Plants brighten up your house so much! I've been obsessing over cute little succulents for the longest time but haven't been brave enough to get my own. My excuse has always been that I don't have the space for them, which is ridiculous, because I totally do.

Paint my own curtains
An overall theme you might pick up with this list is that I really want to do more crafty/creative things. They're really what makes me happy, so I really should be doing this more often! And I want to start tackling larger projects like this (even though it's still not all that big). I'm always worried that I'm gunna mess up and it'll be a huge waste of supplies, so I always stick with something small. But not this time, I just wanna dive in!

Talk to a counsellor at school
Not that I'm uber sad and upset or anything, but it's been something I've been looking into for awhile now. Each school that I've been to (3) I've looked into it, but never actually make an appointment and gone through with it. I think it's really important to talk about the big stuff that's going on in your life. Sometimes just talking it out really really helps. So I wanna try it out!

Photograph someone
I've only ever really taken pictures of myself or inanimate objects. I gotsta branch out!

Visit each of my profs during office hours
A super smart and good thing to do, no matter what. Even if you're not having trouble in that class, it's still a good idea to get to know your profs. I've always been way too nervous to do this.

Donate blood
Something I think people really ought to do, but have been too scared to do it myself!

Try a new restaurent
Even something this small, makes me feel a wee bit uncomfortable. I like going to known places, places where I know how to get to, what's on the menu, where the bathroom, is etc. There's so many places that seem awesome in Victoria that I want to check out, but haven't because of those reasons. So I should just check it out, because maybe, I'll find a new favourite!

Make a video
I've taken pictures, but never a video. A video seems so legit, i don't know. It scares me :P

Join a club/sign up for a class
So many benefits to joining a club or signing up for a new class. Mostly for the skill you learn and for the friends you make. Back in high school I was on the dance team, and at UNBC I was part of the sorority and did cheerleading. But besides those things, I have never joined a club or team to class or whatever. Must do.

Try a recipe that's totally different from what I'm used of cooking
I never really realized this but I pretty much make the same food over and over. I love the enchiladas casserole that I make. I also make it in burrito form. And quesadillas form. And chili form. Basically the same ingredients, but then I use a different carb and cooking process. I wanna try something different!

Get a tattoo
This one, I suppose I'm fine if I don't do it. I don't wanna force myself to get something that I don't love just to satisfy this goal. There is a tattoo I've had in mind for about 2 and half years though. I should get that.. Nothing really holding me back. I know what I want, I have the money. So why not?

Hangout with Victoria friends
The only person I seem to hangout with these days if my boyfriend. Which is fine and all, but it be nice to have somewhat of a social life :P

Vegan Mondays
Or Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, or whenever. It would be neat to try to eat vegan for a full day, once a week. I think I can manage that!

Buy a new pair of shoes and a coat
More of a to-do kind of thing. But definitely something I really should do but have been putting off.

Get a bikini wax
I think it would be fun! But I've always been too scared.

Give a piece of furniture a makeover
Another crafty thing I want to do, but have been too scared that I'll mess it up.

Interview someone who has my dream job or something similar
I love getting to hear how people got to where they are now. But it would be especially interesting and helpful for me to hear the story of how someone got to be the thing I want to be! Not 100% sure of what that thing is yet, but I'm working on it!

And that's about it! I have been adding things to this list every now and then and I'm sure I'll be doing this continuously throughout the year. I'm hoping that it'll be a snowball effect, where I get all happy and excited about completing one thing, that i wanna start on the next!

So, wish me luck and I'll check in later! :)

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