A little over a week ago a friend of mine hosted a vision board slumber party which has turned into an annual tradition for us. It’s such a nice way to start fresh for the new year, everyone should have one! We had dinner, spent a few hours getting creative & then went around & shared our goals & intentions before falling asleep to one of the Huntsman movies.
To be honest, I used to think the idea of making vision boards was a very “woo-woo” thing to do, but after making my first one a few years back, I noticed so much more change in my life. It’s pretty neat to look back at old boards & see how certain things that once seemed impossible quickly became a no-brainer. Anyways, here’s what I put together for 2017:
My Goals & Resolutions:
Save up– I’ve always been big on bi-weekly budgeting & planning ahead but this year I’m taking it a step further & giving myself a very minimal weekly “allowance” for fun things. Everything else is going to savings so 2017 will be the year of pinching pennies for yours truly.
Work out more– After a 7-year hiatus, I finally got into the habit of exercising regularly again & forgot how nice it is just to have that time to myself to walk, hike, & zone out for an hour. I was so busy during those 7 years that when I finally lessened my load, I had trouble falling asleep at night. Which is funny because before, I was always exhausted & could literally fall asleep anywhere, anytime. Some even questioned whether or not I was narcoleptic. The exercising has enabled me to get the rest I need without feeling drained 24/7. That cut out of the lady with the nice ass is a friendly reminder to myself that gravity is a real thing, & so is the fact that I’m exiting my twenties.
Draw more– I’m lucky enough to have a job where I can utilize my passion for art & design daily, but until earlier last year, I had forgotten how nice it can be to just draw for myself. Ideally I’d like to aim to draw or design a piece once a week.
Get a better camera– Something I’ve been attempting to pursue since I was like 15. I really like taking pictures & need to make buying a legit camera a priority. This is the third year in a row that a “better camera” has been placed on my vision board.
Cook more Korean food– No matter how much I try to make my all-American dishes healthy, I just feel less crappy overall when I keep my fridge full of Korean dishes instead.
Drink more smoothies– Raw foodism just isn’t my thing but I feel that I could really benefit from a daily smoothie with raw meal powder. It’s just nice having that peace of mind when it comes to vitamins & nutrients. Like, who knows what hell is going into our soil these days.
Be a minimalist, sorta– Okay, I’m definitely NOT a minimalist, but I do hate clutter & tend to only buy what I need. I also spent New Year’s Eve cleaning out every closet & drawer for 8 hours straight to feel “lighter.” This term is more of an inspiration to buy less, & save up more because of my financial plans.
Read more– I really just need to get away from the phone & iPad & learn to be present in the moment.
Join a choir– It’s time I spare my friends the agony of dragging them to karaoke bars with me.
Work hard & be indispensable– Enough said. I’m a typical Asian overachiever who finds satisfaction in doing my best at everything I set out to do, especially since my job involves saving lives.
Dress nicely– My favorite part of the day is coming home from work so that I can take off my pants & bra. With that said however, I don’t want to look back 30 years from now & feel that I spent my younger years looking like a potato sack. So I’d like to make a conscious effort to wear a dress or skirt 3-4 times a week.
Meditate regularly– Pretty new to this but have found that meditating before bed is such a rejuvenating alternative to mindlessly scrolling through insta and crap on Facebook.
Love– As an only child, I’m very used to being alone & doing my own thing. Plus, I’d much rather “do my own thing” than be committed to someone just for the sake of being in a relationship. I can’t say that finding love is my main focus this year, because that would actually be money hehe. However, I’m also a fan of being open to new opportunities, so I’d like to be more open to love this year in case it comes knocking at my door.
I think that’s it for now. May add more later.