As I lay in bed last night, feeling a little anxious about the first day back at work after the holidays (I’m on my own now!), one thing became crystal clear: I can’t allow this new job – as much as I’ve been enjoying it – to take over my entire life.
It’s so easy, for those of us who spend so much time at our jobs, and like what we do, to become consumed and put other meaningful things on hold, sometimes indefintely.
So in light of the new year, and my fabulous new job and schedule, here are three things I’ve been thinking about for how I’d like 2017 to look:
- I want to find some ways to exercise that will replace the walking outside I did all spring and summer and to supplement some of the time I spend at the gym. I’m thinking a weekly pilates class and a weekly visit to an indoor climbing gym to do some bouldering, and maybe even a yoga class on the weekend.
- I will plan for a little bit of travel. This current role I’m in isn’t permanent, so until it (or something else) is, I won’t be travelling as much as I normally would. So far I’ve got New York city for Easter weekend. I’m thinking about a road trip in the summer and Ireland in October, but these latter two are just thoughts for now.
- I’ve been feeling for a while like I want to contribute to some of the social and environmental issues in the world that are meaningful to me, and so I’m thinking that I will start using this platform – this blog, to accomplish that. I’m not sure exactly what it will look like, but I want to keep it positive and perhaps showcase solutions to problems rather than just rag on what’s wrong with the world. I want people to be motivated to be a part of making this world a better place for all of us – people/cultures, animals and earth/food.
What about you? Have you made any resolutions? Have you been pulled to do something you’ve been putting off? Please let me know in the comments!