We’re in 2016. Actually, we’re almost in the second week of 2016. How crazy is that?
I have one last instalment for my review of 2015 and it is all about looking forward to 2016. I get to write about what I wish for, what I want to do, and what themes I want to incorporate into my life. I’ve written about my 2015 (found here and here) and now it’s time to look to the future! What do I want my 2016 to look like? If you want to join me in this reflection then head on over to Into Mind to find the prompts or copy and paste them from my previous posts! Don’t forget to link back to this page so I can see all of your answers as well!
1. What do you want the overarching theme for your 2016 to be?
Last year, I said that I wanted it to be “saying yes more often“ and to explore my new city of Auckland. I ended up going to #brunchclub and another blogger meet up for the first time. I participated in a skit for college (which was actually a requirement for a college paper, but that’s just a detail). I drove into the city and just wandered around with no destination in mind. It was a good year.
This year, in 2016, I want my theme to be active. I want to be more active in my life and the choices that I make. I always say that I’m in college and that I have minimal choices. Well, that’s a lie. I chose to be at college, so I actively chose this stage of my life. I’m in my last year of college now (hallelujah!) and I want to embrace everything about it.
2. What do you want to see, discover, explore?
Last year, I wanted to find a regular beach, walking trail, and cafe. Well, I managed to do all of that in the Orewa/Millwater area. Living on the Hibiscus Coast definitely has its perks 😉
This year, I want to explore more of the country (and the world…if I’m lucky). I have been eyeballing plane tickets to Wellington and it is taking every ounce of willpower to not book them right now. I would love to go and visit Wellington, Queenstown, and Sydney or Melbourne this year.
3. Who do you want to spend more time with in 2016?
I would love to spend more time with my high school friends. Moving to Auckland has definitely shown me that your friendships will disappear if you don’t look after them. It has also shown me that Hamilton – even though it’s just the next city over – seems like a world apart sometimes. I am going to make it my mission to get over there with more regularity to see my friends. Cross my heart.
4. What skills do you want to learn, improve or master?
Does health/fitness count as a skill? I want to improve my endurance, so I’m looking at joining a gym in my area. Whaaat? I know, I never thought I’d be writing those words again. I love, love, love exercising outside, but I’ve also been itching to trying exercise classes and experience the gym atmosphere again. Outside of exercise, I would love to get some experience in copywriting (or anything else involving public relations) or writing for a newspaper. Look out Auckland, I’m going to be that person knocking on every establishment in my area.
5. Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?
I want to develop my attentiveness. Nine times out of ten, I am on a mission. I am so singly focused on this one thing that I don’t notice what or who is around me at the time. I want to be able to focus on the task at hand, and be aware of what’s going on around me too. Another thing about me is that I do not like to be interrupted when I’m on said mission. My own mother said that this makes me come across as abrupt (AKA rude) when people interrupt me to talk. I love talking, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t like it when I have certain things that I need to do.
Very long-winded story short: I want to develop my attentiveness and patience.
6. What do you want your everyday life to be like?
I think I’m going to stick with my wishes for 2015: Fun, challenging and an adventure. I had a lot of fun discovering Auckland and more about myself in 2015, and I would like that to continue in 2016.
7. Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of?
I wanted to become a morning person in 2015. Well, I achieved that. Hooray.
In 2016, I want exercise to become a proper habit. You know, more than a ‘once in a while’ occurrence. As for habits that I want to get of, well…procrastination. I am so, so very good at this. College assignment due at 11.55pm? Perfect time to clean the entire house. Assignment due at 9am? Oh, let me go for a run first. I want to stop finding thing that I “need to do” instead of college assignments. I want to boost my grades this year. The only way I’m going to do that is by being on top of all my assignments and related course work.
8. What do you want to achieve career-wise?
I would love to get a bit of experience in areas related to public relations or writing. I have developed my list a bit more and I now have my eye on several PR agencies and companies that interest me. I’m definitely going to be doing a bit of door knocking this year.
9. How do you want to remember the year 2016 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now?
I want to remember everything. Cliche? I just want to remember that I did something that made me happy.
10. What is your number one goal for 2016?
My number one goal would be to graduate college with a degree in public relations and to have a bit of work experience under my belt. Isn’t that what every college student wants?
- What is your number one goal for 2016?
- What habit do you want to change?
- What do you want to discover/explore in 2016?