I had another post all written, organized, and ready to go, but I just didn’t feel right posting it when I realized that my last post was dated December 31st, 2014 as opposed to January 1st, 2015. (Not sure why but maybe something happened because I posted it from a smartphone.) I felt like my first post of 2015, the year that I have dubbed and verbally claimed to be ‘My Year,’ should have more thought, personality, insight, and substance.
See, I feel like I can make this year anything I want it to be plus more. I have all the time in the world to challenge myself and make my dreams and goals a reality. All I need is the focus, dedication, and determination to make them come true – to work on them constantly, each and every day.
So, this is not going to be your usual ‘loose weight, quit one thing or another’ list of resolutions, but rather a post of what I want to get out of 2015.
I want to continue to enjoy the simple things in life. I want to find contentment in the people and things around me that make me happy. I want to get out more and enjoy nature – watch the sunset, go hiking, explore the mountains, and so on. I want to go to the morning market and buy fresh vegetables that were harvested just hours before. I want to continue with my 365 day photo project and improve my photography skills. I want to attend the many festivals in Taiwan that I enjoy to the fullest.
I want to reach new heights and take risks. I want to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself. I want to ride a ferris wheel, take the Sun Moon Lake cable car, climb some of the many pagodas in Taiwan, and cross some of the many suspensions bridges. I want to break through the barrier of fear that separates me and what I want to accomplish. I want to conquer my fear of heights.
I want to embrace the year as my husband and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversaries (yes, anniversaries!! – I mean who gets married to the same person three times in the year? Yes, this girl!!) I want to revel and relish in the fact that we have been together for so long and we still feel like newlyweds. I want to fill myself with the anticipation of traveling to Japan (!!) for the first time to celebrate our anniversary.
I want to be more conscious of ‘me.’ I want to eat ‘cleaner,’ healthier, more natural foods. I want to start a daily exercise streak and maintain it for an entire year.
I want to further develop my ‘writing voice.’ I want to continue to believe in myself, that I have the material and writing skills for a great book. I want to work through the negative thoughts and throw them to the curve when doubts creeps in. I want to continue to reach my goals and remember to take it step-by-step, one task at a time. I want to continue to work on my blog and continue writing. I want to step out of my comfort zone and share more of me (including personal photos!).
But, most of all, I want to be content with the now, the present. I want to live in the moment, not in the future or the past. Instead of constantly wanting more, I am and will continue to be completely happy with who I am and satisfied and happy with what I have. I know it is important to challenge ourselves and better ourselves, but it is also important not to dwell on what we don’t have and lose sight of what is right in front of us.
So, in 2015, I plan to keep my feet planted on the ground, soar high like an eagle at some points (literally!), and keep reaching for the stars!!
That’s enough of my rambling! Now, over to you! What are some of your goals and wants for 2015?