What should I do differently next year?

With Christmas gone, a New Year is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to reflect on my year and write my goals for 2019. I always have some blogging resolutions, books I want to read, a couple of life goals but it never takes long for the list to be ‘out of sight, out of mind’. I’ve never really considered what I could do differently in order to achieve my goals, or make life happier, or even a little, less stressful.

So what should I do differently in 2019?

1. I am going to commit time to Bullet Journaling

I tried to keep a monthly Bullet Journal in 2018, but by August, I found myself just copying what was in my calendar. I made no real effort to keep it up, or make it look beautiful. This Christmas I received some watercolour pencils, so I want to put those to good use.

  • Commit at least 30 mins a week to Bullet Journal.

To help with this, I want to start colouring in pictures and sketching, so that my bullet journal can start looking like all those youtube videos with perfect artwork. My lines are all wonky-donkey. My secondary goal for Bullet Journalling, is to

  • Complete a colouring book (with no help from my daughter!)

2. I am going to Take More Photos

My husband bought me an awesome camera a couple years ago and I’ve barely used it. I just need to take it with me everywhere I go. My original plan was buy a camera so I could make a little bit of money from my shots, but I fell pregnant and got really nauseous if I walked a lot, so taking scenic photos fell to the wayside. Little did I know, you can take photos of almost anything and upload them to those photo sites. So to get better at understanding my camera, it’s got to go places with me.

  • Buy a smaller camera case
  • Use my own photographs for my blog
  • Attend a photography course

3. I am going to Complete my Degree

This shouldn’t be difficult. I’ve got two papers underway at the moment. Then I’ve got one more paper next semester, which starts in February or March. Then my final practicum or research paper in July. I should be all done and dusted by October. I can’t wait!

  • Commit time every day to STUDY
  • Wake up 30 minutes earlier (at 6AM) to achieve this

This is my attempt at keeping things simple and achievable. My focus is to knuckle down and study, so when I have finally completed my degree, I will have more free time for the things I love, like reading for fun and for me. I almost can’t remember what it feels like to finish a chapter book. I promise to pop my head up every month for air, and write something for the blog. SharleneSays won’t be so tumble-weedy in 2019.

That’s what I am going to do differently. I am going to have small, simple, achievable goals.

What are you going to do in 2019?

Go on! Share your secrets with me.

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