IT’S 2016! A new year, new adventures, new people to meet, and a new bucket list.
I enjoy making/having bucket lists, even though I don’t get everything checked off. Reaching a goal is always nice, but what I really enjoy is the journey that I go through while trying to get there. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail, but even when failing I’m still learning.
My 2015 list was really a list based on self-improvement and though I didn’t accomplish everything on the list, it’s nice to see that I have grown a great amount with just the few things that I did accomplish. Now I’m going to stop right here about my love for bucket list and share with you 8 goals from my long list for this year.
- Write more.
I have a really bad habit of coming up with new ideas and not writing them down or not writing down things that I’m supposed to do only to forget them and as a result, not getting a lot of things done. Being a scatter-brain is probably the worst and writing things down more often should get me to be more organized with my thoughts.
- Get to 100 subscribers on YouTube.
I’m almost half way there and I think I would have been there if I didn’t take a break, but my fall semester was… time consuming (hell). So I plan on uploading more often and figuring out what I want to do with my channel. Since I’m all over the place, coming up with new ideas all the time, I need to find a way to implement them into my channel.
- Read more.
I don’t know why I don’t read as often as I used to, but I need to get back to it. I can’t remember the last time I read leisurely. I went from reading 4 to 5 books a month to just reading my textbooks and post on social media and I miss the times where I would curl up in my bed and pick up a good book.
- Get a story published in a newspaper.
I was already published once last year, but it was a group effort from my club members and me. In 2016 I want to go out find a story and have it published in my town’s newspaper. I feel like it would be an amazing experience!
I want to at least travel to one of the places I want to live in after I graduate college, (D.C., California, Chicago, or Georgia). I want to actually explore the areas and go to the most talked about restaurants, museums, and now that I’m old enough, the clubs… I’m just kidding (no I’m not). I really want to explore one of those four places this year.
- Eat healthier.
My eating habits aren’t too bad, but they can be better. This has been a goal probably every year… every month… every week, but you know what!? I plan on sticking to it and I have a pretty good feeling about this year.
- Get back to exercising.
I don’t know what the fall semester did to me, but it threw off my daily routine. I plan on getting back to running and going to the gym.
- Grow my blog.
This year I want to get my blog out there. Initially I started this blog for hair, beauty, and fashion, but I wasn’t really satisfied with those posts and kept deleting and starting over. So I took the things that I would normally write in my journal and put them into posts that I now call Motivation Monday and the Phenomenal Woman Project is something I’ve had in mind for months now, but I didn’t know how to go about it and now here I am interviewing woman around the world. I enjoy inspiring and uplifting people it’s something I’ve always been good at growing up and I figured why not share it with the world.
These are just 8 things from my long list of goals and as the year goes on I cross off and add on as I watch the year unfold. I encourage everyone to start a bucket list and you can go ahead and share it if you want. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and may your year be filled with peace, love, and many blessings 🙂