2018 New Year’s Resolutions

2017 was a whirlwind year– I graduated college, moved to the city, and started my first “real adult” job. I traveled to India, France, and across the United States. I met some of the people that have become my closest friends.

So what will 2018 hold? There’s so much I want to happen in the next 365 days. I want to travel more and visit tons of new places. I want to deepen my friendships. I want to be healthier and happier. I want to do things that scare me! In light of those aspirations, here are 4 goals I have for myself for 2018:

1. Log the food I eat every day: My health is important to me, and I want to be mindful and aware of what’s going into my body. I’d like to lose a few pounds too, but instead of focusing on the result I’m going to work on the process. You know what they say: fall in love with the process and the results will come! So for 2018, my health-related goal is to log everything I eat in either 1) the new Fitbook I just ordered or 2) my Fitbit app.

2. Have a resting heart rate below 60: This is my fitness related one. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of physical activity I like best, so it probably wouldn’t be realistic to say “run a half marathon” or “perform in a ballet” or “become a surfer,” because I don’t even know what kind of exercise is the best fit for me yet. However, setting a target resting heart rate is good because it allows me to try all kinds of workouts and activities while I strive towards my goal of heart health 🙂

3. Travel to 5 new countries: I know this is a stretch. And it could be pretty expensive. But traveling really gives me energy and passion and makes me feel alive, so I want to make this a bigger part of my life! A few places on the list: Switzerland, Indonesia, Zanzibar, Iceland, Portugal, Turks and Caicos, Norway, Fiji

4. Move to a new city: This is the biggest and scariest goal by far. I’m getting butterflies just thinking about it! It’s exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. I’m still trying to figure out where I want to move…taking into account the cost of living (gotta be able to afford to travel!) and a potential pay cut from switching careers has made things a little difficult. Why must all coastal cities be so hecking expensive???

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