Thinking About 2017 + Taking Things to the Next Level

The start of a new year or even new month is the perfect time to think about setting new goals (god, I hate the term resolutions but I have a goal-orientated, to do list ticking personality). Now that the year is coming to an end, I’ve not only started to reflect on my highlights of the year but also thinking about what I want 2017 to look like.

I woke up in the middle of the night a week ago, panicking that I’d reached to 25 and not really achieved anything. Of course I have, but I think I’ve been in a bit of a rut recently. Maybe I’ve been settling a bit these last couple of months as my work and personal life I think back to how I was six years ago when I’d just started uni, to two years ago when I started my grown up job full time, and even to the beginning of the year. I have changed, my attitude to life has changed, and my priorities have changed. I’m proud of how far I’ve come, but I’m really looking forward to taking it to the next level now, and to use these last few weeks of 2016 – what a scary thought! – to get ready for what’s to come.

I’m going to use some reflective time this week to map out some goals for 2017, and to look back on the highs and lows of 2016. (I’ll be publishing posts on both of these next month!) Want to get a head start on your 2017 goals? I found this post by Kim Quindlen very inspiring.

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