Hey guys! As we all know, 2019 is here. Personally, I couldn’t be happier. 2018 was a really tough year for me with lots of change and
I’m feeling very hopeful about 2019, so I wanted to share my resolutions and goals.
I warn you, this year I may have the world’s most boring resolutions — is this part and parcel of being in your late twenties?
Case in point – I’m writing this while drinking my first oat milk latte (surprisingly delicious) because I’m doing dairy-free January. See what I mean?
1. Work out three times a week + meal prep every Sunday
Historically, I’ve been an all-or-nothing
Finally, I’d like to meal prep at least two delicious, healthy meals every Sunday. I love having healthy food on hand, so this is something I intend to prioritize.
2. Buy books at local bookstores
Instead of buying my books from Amazon, this year I want to support local bookstores. Ann Arbor has so many quirky local bookstores, and I want to do my part in keeping them afloat.
3. Limit my fast fashion purchases
I love Topshop as much as the next girl, but after watching The True Cost on Netflix, this year I want to curb my fast fashion consumption. Instead of buying fast fashion garments that will soon disintegrate, I want to make an effort to buy pre-worn clothes from Poshmark or from sustainable brands like Reformation.
4. Travel Michigan (+ Finally See Australia and New Zealand!)
As I mentioned on Instagram, I was born and raised in Michigan but have still never seen the Upper Peninsula! The shame. This year I want to explore my home state and venture to new-to-me places in the Mitten.
Next winter, I will have a month off at the holidays (by the far the best part of grad school). So I FINALLY want to see Australia and New Zealand. If you have any Oz/NZ recommendations, please let me know!
5. Finish it anyway (i.e. write more)
In 2019, I simply want to write more. Due to imposter syndrome, I often start writing projects and abandon them at a later date. This year I want to write a lot more than usual and even if I feel the normal barrage of self-doubt, finish my writing projects anyway.
6. Get a 3.9 or higher
Last semester I got a 3.8 (probably the highest GPA in my academic career!), so this year I want to get a 3.9 or higher.
7. Get an internship in San Francisco
By far my biggest goal this year is to land a summer internship in San Francisco. Fingers crossed! (And if you know anyone in tech hiring for summer interns in the Bay Area, umm hi!)
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Notes on blogging — as you may have noticed, none of my 2019 goals are blogging-related. This is because grad school is super hectic, and I don’t want to overload myself with one extra thing on
P.S. Stay tuned for my 2019 book recommendations next week! :)
What about you? What are some of your resolutions for 2019?