It’s a bit late in the year to be setting goals, I am aware, but a lot of these have been ongoing for a while; I’m just making a conscious decision to post about them because I’ve realised I have only 2.5 months left in the year, and I want to make sure they’re productive ones. Further, I turn 21 at the end of the year, and it seems like a good time by when I ought to have completed a number of these things. So, vague though some of them may be, here’s a quick checklist of things I’d like to accomplish by the end of this year.
- Figure out what I’m doing with my future. I graduate from college next May, and while I have a few ideas, it’s time to get a more concrete grip on my life. So here’s to a few stressful months of applications
- Along the same lines, improve my CV. A friend recently showed me how she had made herself a new one, one that actually represents a 21 year old seeking jobs, as against a list of experiences clumsily thrown together by a teenager.
- Meet my best friends again. It has been almost 21 months since I have met 3 of them, 11 since I met the fourth. And that’s a ridiculously long period of time. Luckily, this one has been set in action as I recently booked tickets to go visit them at the end of this month!
- Run a 10k. This wasn’t a clear goal for this year, until I did one on a whim, and I’m proud to say that I’ve now signed up for my 3rd 10km run in December. Got to spend the next month getting in shape for it, though!
- Get my blog actively up and running. As I hit 100 followers on my blog this week, and am regularly blogging, I feel like I have satisfactorily accomplished this goal!
- Play the piano more. When I began teaching 2 children piano last year, it rekindled my love for the instrument, but also made me realise how out of touch I’d become. I have played more this year, but I’d like to add a few more songs to my repertoire, and ideally film some of it if I can get good enough.
- Relating to the above 2, I’ve considered making an Instagram account for my blog. I could expand my audience, get more creative with my content, and actually share video content, if I do get the guts to put my singing/playing on a public forum. This one’s still a maybe, though.
- Read more books. I worked on this quite consciously earlier in the year, and then promptly reverted to a long few months having barely read. To keep it simple, let’s say I read one more book on my list by December – and finally post the reviews I’ve been working on for months.
- Go clubbing, and legally purchase alcohol. I’m not a huge fan of alcohol, and this one can only be achieved in the last 5 days of the year, but let’s just say I certainly have an idea of how I’d like to spend my Christmas holidays.
And that’s it! With only about 75 days to go, this was the most realistic list I could bring myself to write. Also, I’d like to give props to the complete stranger Kimberlee K. who I only know because I follow her blog, and whose list of goals influenced this list in every way.