Editors Letter - January
HAPPY TWENTY YAY TEEN!
I have been looking forward to the first day of 2018. 2017 flew past me so fast that I just couldn’t seem to keep up. Personally, I can’t say that it was a bad year, a lot of awesome stuff happened, but I feel like a lot of stuff didn’t happen. What I realise though is that the stuff that did happen has made me ready for this fresh new year.
I’ve decided that 2018 is the year where I do all of the things. For real this time. Hahaha.
My main goal for the year is to meditate every single day. Meditation is the tool that I believe will help me with doing all the things, and will also help me to be the person I know that I am.
The only guideline I have for my daily meditation is that I do it at least once a day. It can be for any amount of time. It can be guided or unguided. I just need to do it.
I do have some hopes and I guess offshoot goals from the meditation goal.
To increase meditation time from 15 minutes to at least 30 minutes per day
To meditate twice a day, in the morning and in the evening
To attend meditation classes
To attend a meditation retreat
To try transcendental meditation
Achieving any of these offshoot goals will be a bonus and would really be awesome. But as I mentioned the main goal is to do it at least once a day for as long as I have time for.
I actually also have a long list of other goals I’d like to focus on too. I’m still working on it but here’s what i have so far:
Write a minimum of 250 words daily
Read a minimum of one book per week
Continue my cooking adventures
Continue the 5:2 diet
Focus more on fashion
Do more drawing exercises
Do short courses
Make or try as many of the cocktails in A Spot at The Bar Book
Take on a 48 hour reply policy (I’m really bad at replying to people, even those I love)
Don’t spend money on things i don’t really need
Document everything this year
Work on The Juliet Report (exciting things to come)
Remember to send more thank you cards
Watch at least one movie per week
Listen to one new music album each week
Keep track of all the good stuff
More self care things, like massages, facials etc
That’s what I’ve got for now, it seems like a lot, but a year is also a lot of time.
I usually like to check up on my goals every three months, but this year I’m going to start doing this monthly just to make sure I don’t fall way behind.
20 YAY TEEN I am ready for you!