My Resolutions for 2016

Well, well, well looks who’s late to the New Years Resolutions party. Me.


You know that cliché “better late than never”? I think that applies to this situation. I mean, we still have eleven and a half months left of 2016. I’m jumping on this bandwagon before it gets to the middle of the year and I’m left trying to figure out where the days went. Again.

I told myself that I wasn’t going to write a list of resolutions for 2016, but I just can’t resist a good list. I get an odd sense of accomplishment when I finally cross something off. Am I the only on who feels this way?

Goals for 2016, Kendel @ Little Misadventures #NZbloggersFor the last few weeks, I have had a word floating around in my head. Just one. It’s simple, non-threatening and makes me smile when I think about it. So, what is it?


I am known for being the “go with the flow” relaxed type of person. It takes a lot to really ruffle my feathers, so to speak, and that is something I am incredibly proud of. However, this nature of mine has led to me being treated as a doormat by people who I really care about. It has also let me see some incredible opportunities slide right on by. Don’t get me wrong, I am passionate about a lot of things, but sometimes fear stops me from chasing an opportunity.

Well, that isn’t happening anymore.

I have decided that active is going to be my word for 2016.

This word doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m going to be out running every day or competing in a marathon by the end of the year. Heck, I might not step foot in a gym all year. I joke. I’m definitely joining a gym when I’m back in Auckland. I want the word active to mean just that. I want to be more active in my life.

Someone once asked me how much control I had over my life. I responded with “slim to none” because that’s how I felt at the time. I chose to be at a college in Auckland, but that’s about it. How wrong was I? I was stuck in the ‘I’m here because I have to be’ mindset and that made life incredibly difficult for half of 2015. So many things were happening around me, but I simply chose to not participate.

2016 is going to be different.

My Resolutions for 2016:

1. Travel. I have been meaning to visit Wellington (and Queenstown) for a long, long time. Come hell or high water, I will be getting on a plane if it’s the last thing that I do.

2. Get more involved at college. I’m in my final year of my degree. I would have spent four years at college by the time I graduate and I can’t say that I really “participated” in anything on campus. I want that to change this year. It could be by joining a club, joining a social sports team, or by being a class representative. I just want to do something at college.

3. Work towards my future career. The fact that I am in my final year of college is really hitting home. Soon (too soon) I won’t be in my safe “I’m a student” bubble and I will have to figure things out for myself. Eeep. This year, I would like to get some experience in public relations or journalism so I have experience and an understanding of the “real world”.

4. Say yes. I have missed out on trips and other opportunities because I said no. I want to change that in 2016. I don’t have to say yes to every little thing, but I want to be open to more opportunities.

5. Be more active – literally. Exercise keeps me sane. In an ideal world, I would like to workout four times a week. That is completely doable. Don’t you agree?

Tell me…

  • What are your resolutions for 2016?
  • Are you a list person? You should be. We’re the best.

16 thoughts on “My Resolutions for 2016

  1. Love it! Love the idea of a word. My word for the year is spark and my phrase is new things. And my goals revolve around doing the things that make me come alive: reading, writing, creating, giving. Definitely love lists!!!! Wish you well with your goals!

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  2. I love the idea of choosing a word! I haven’t chosen one but if I did I think it would be “stop”. Stopping to appreciate little things, stopping work at 6pm instead of working until 11 and stopping saying yes to all of the things!


  3. I love the word you chose! I kind of applies to my situation too because my goal is to be wiser with my time (aka stop browsing social media so much) and well, be more active in the free time I have! I will keep that in mind!


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