Its no surprise that I am excited that this year is coming to an end. 2016 had a lot of high points but some of the lowest of low points. Somewhere in the middle of all of that I did quite a bit of growing up. I fell in love, moved out of my parents house for the first time ever and joined a sorority. I voted in my first national election and saw the passing of one of my childhood heros. I began this year thinking that being an adult meant handling things on my own; this false sense of independence was quickly realized and I learned I didn’t have to do it all on my own. I learned to rely on the people in my life that love me without feeling like I was worse for it.
While I was reflecting on the year I put together a list of things that I want to do and things that I want to improve on. I then took my list and narrowed it down to three main objectives. These objectives aren’t so much things that can be ticked off a list but ways that I can grow and change my life. Let me know what your resolutions are and your inspirations for 2017. Here we go!
1.Create More: I want to read and write and make more art, I feel like I get wrapped up in life sometimes and forget the things that make me happy and I hope to get back to that this year.
2. Reconnect: Going back to being busy and getting wrapped up in life, I have let a lot of relationships fall to the wayside. I know that in college and in life often times we don’t have time to maintain the relationships we have; this includes old friends, new friends, and family. I want to spend more time reconnecting really up forth an effort to rebuild those relationships.
3. Document More: This can be related back to creating more but I want to be better at documenting my memories. I have a fuji polaroid camera and a little board that I put all of them on and I’ve been making an effort to remember to take my camera with me and take more pictures. Along with visually documenting memories I want to make an effort to write more about my experiences. I used to diary or journal a lot about what happens day to day and I want to get back to that as well.