I actually don't have many this year. Having picked my word of the year in 2015 (I'll share my 2016 word with you very soon!) it's been works so well I can hardly think of other goals. I will admit that those very generalised resolutions I wrote last year really really seemed to work well alongside my 2015 word so here goes. Aside from remembering all of these This Year I Hope To:
Be A Writer
Write, edit, publish more of my work. If all goes well I am finishing school this year. This means a freed up my brain and my time to do more of the things I am most passionate about. This includes writing a poem, short as it may be everyday this year. This is an effort to grow as a writer and expand my vocabulary. Editing my novels in preparation for publication. Finalising the publishing of my anthologies. Performing poetry more.
Abide in Silence
I kind of keep failing at this one. Well not failing in the true sense of the word. I always only get it a little right. I suppose I will just have to accept it's going to take years to master the kind of silence I want to have. It's a process after all. For me what this means continuing to cultivate positive community with like minded people. Accepting that there are things that do not feed me and leaving them alone means being a healthier happier version of my best self.
Do More of What Works and Less of What Doesn't
I actually saw this on twitter one time in 2015 and I thought that's brilliant! I'm going to make an attempt to do just that this year. In 2015 planning helped me. Scheduling time to be creative helped me. Positive stationary helped me to keep motivated and achieve set goals. I will be doing those again this year.
Prayer worked. Prayer Journalling worked. Studying the word worked. Surrounding myself with like minded people for Jesus worked. Surrendering and leaning into Faith threw me for a loop last year and I know that in 2016 God is going to have my heart singing the right song.
I also want to travel more and be more financially responsible so we'll see how that goes too. They are intertwined you see and will take a giant effort but hey...here we go!
Okay it's a little scary to realise that I actually have more resolutions than I thought I would. Feeling a tad intimidated here haha. I suppose though it's really more 2016 goals than 2016 resolutions. A reality with which I am okay. Most of all I want to remember to watch my word for 2016 and let it guide me towards my needs.
Do you have any resolutions/goals for 2016?
Peace. Love. A Very Good Year.