Looking Forward to 2019 - Risk Taking and Resolutions!
So - every year, I always try to sit down and write my New Year’s Resolutions. More often than not, they’re just a list of things that I vaguely wish to accomplish in the coming year, including, but not limited to, travel, running accolades, and self-care rituals. I’m not always good about following up on my resolutions, but I’m always excited to look back at the end of the year and see what I did accomplish. When I was searching the blog for the post that I had written for the upcoming 2018 year, I pulled up the 2017 post as well. Even though I didn’t get to many of my 2016 resolutions in 2017, what I did realize is how many of them I crushed in 2018! So, I thought it would be fun to do some year over year analysis and look back on what I accomplished this year!
2018 BUCKET LIST - Looking Ahead to 2018 - Goals, Aspirations & Resolutions
Visit more National Parks
Sadly, I didn’t get around to any National Parks this year. I did visit a ton of different places this year, including my first international flight!
Take a solo trip
Heck yes I did! I went to San Diego by myself (spoiler alert: It was AWESOME!)
Read More: On Why Solo Travel Can Be A Good Thing
Learn to truly love myself and become comfortable in my own skin
Yassss! I’m finally getting better and better about this, but I couldn’t do it without all the love and support that Paul gives me. :)
Gain new certifications in fitness and nutrition
I got certified in USA Weightlifting as a Level One Coach and started a new form of cross training!
Read more: How Barre Changed My Body For the Better
Road trip down the California coast
I’m going to get to you, I swear California!
Read at least 10 books
I didn’t get to 10 books, but I did buy myself a Kindle and these are the books I read this year:
Can you tell that I have a theme? Ha!
Honorable Mentions from 2017 - 2017: The Year of Living Well
So, like I said, there were a few things that I didn’t get around to in 2017, but I smashed them in 2018 so they definitely deserve an honorable mention!
Visit (at least) one new country
Still working on getting all the posts up, but here’s a little bit for you from my international trip to London, Paris, Brugge & Amsterdam!
Stop chewing on my fingernails!
This just might be one of my finest achievements yet! Happy to say with the use of SNS on my nails, I’ve overcome my terrible finger biting and they look normal! Huzzah!
2019 BUCKET LIST
Qualify for the NY City Marathon (with a half - 1:32:00)
Break 20:00 in the 5k
Find a running & life balance (I promise this is not at odds with the above-mentioned goals!)
Read at least 10 more books
Visit more National Parks
Take one trip that is not running-related
Visit a new country
Turn the blog into a valuable resource for everyone!
What are your goals for 2019?