I wrote at least four pages of things I would like to achieve next year, and then I tried to condense them and make them cute for you. I am not for completely changing who you are in the new year – if you can’t do it now, you can’t do it then. But gathering your thoughts and putting together what you hope to achieve in 366 days is perfectly reasonable. I find it hard to share this stuff because being open about my goals makes it a little more embarrassing if I don’t achieve them, but one of my aims is to be more honest. So here I am being honest. There are a hundred more things I would like to work on in myself and a bunch of more specific ways I plan to reach these goals, but I think the primary thing is to remember the things I am always reaching for no matter what. Things like: my journalism career, a book, owning a home, travelling everywhere, working abroad. Everything I achieve, ever, will lend towards me getting those things done.

What are you planning for next year?




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18 responses to “2016

  1. Daniel Peterson

    Ummm…sorry to be a butt, but I can’t help it. There are actually 366 days in 2016. You have one more day than you thought to reach all your goals. You could leave them all to that last day if you wanted and then do them all in the 366th day. Just saying. You don’t have to follow my advice.

  2. Great post! I need to sit and make my list of 2016 “evolutions” too!πŸ‘

  3. Matt On Accident

    You gave me an idea. I’m going to start handwriting my posts! Thank you!

  4. indiaharley1

    I think this is great! I recently purchased an inspirational calendar and diary and have a sticky note mood board of all the things I want to achieve for 2016, so that when I have completed a goal, I can remove the sticky note. πŸ™‚

  5. IΒ΄m planing to survive, which that in itself would be quite the achivement

  6. You women ask for too much……… (kidding)

  7. Bravo Marianne. There have actually been studies that show the simple act of writing your goals down on paper will make you more likely to achieve them. So why not dream big? Because no dream is too big.

    • Thank you so much! I’ve had some less than encouraging comments, and I think it’s better to want more and get slightly less than to aim for nothing! Have a great new year πŸ™‚

      • Absolutely. I’ll be dead soon (relatively) and I’d rather live my life wishing and dream a million beautiful dreams even if they never come to fruition than just die with never having had hoped. SO keep shining that light.

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