I try to always set goals for myself and, admittedly, I often fail. I blogged last year about my goals for 2013 and I mean…honestly, the list was CRAZY long, like unattainably long. Sure, I’m glad I set the bar high for myself, and I DID actually complete a good amount of my goals, but this year I want to be more streamlined with what I want to achieve. Back in November I set four simple goals for myself to do before 2014 and I’m happy to say I was successful (mostly) in achieving them. I think it makes sense to separate the action-item goals (e.g. learn how to surf) from the overarching, more general goals like “focus on the present.” What are your action-item and overarching goals for 2014? Here’s my much shorter, more attainable list. Cheers to a productive year, kids.
Travel to at least 1 new country
Learn how to really surf
Get scuba certified
Grow something (literally anything) on my balcony
Skydive (for the 4th time!)
Ask out a stranger
Finish my book
Throw a dinner party and/or game night
See my family in New York at least 4 times a year
Become fluent in Italian
Continue to grow my business and brand
Spend more time at the gym and/or being physically active (beach, biking, boxing, ballet, Runyon, etc.)
Focus on the PRESENT, not the past
Continue to be more open-minded
Use my rooftop more often (pool and jacuzzi, hello)
I got back to LA late last night after spending seven days in New York and, I gotta say, this trip was really something. New York IS (and always will be) my home but I really took some time this trip to wonder…could I move back now, at this point in my life? The answer is…I still don’t know. I’m totally, madly in LOVE with Manhattan but good GOD, could I really go back to having roommates and an 8×8 bedroom? Probably not.
What I encountered on my trip, that I could get more of: businessmen in suits, extremely sarcastic group conversations, a man giving up his seat at a bar for a woman, real Italian food and greasy NY-style Chinese food, my family and long-time friends, walking, and last, but not least, the pure energy that emanates from the New York City side walk. I’ve also realized that I generally prefer winter clothing to any other season and, as weird as it is, I left NYC feeling more energized and refreshed than ever. 2013 was, how do you say it, kind of a shitty year for me and hey…it’s happens to everyone. I’m not complaining because I know how truly lucky I am to have my health, my family, friends, etc. but overall…yeah, not my personal best. I’m looking forward to a hypothetically clean slate in two days…are you with me? Cheers to an amazing 2014- I see big things ahead.
I love me some good organization…and these amazing 2014 planners will give me/you JUST that. Truth be told, I mainly use my iPhone calendar to schedule meetings, events, appointments, etc. but there’s something really nice about having a print copy as well. Which planner do you love?