What's Happening in 2019

I wasn't really sure if I wanted to write a post about 2019, but I've spent the last week reflecting a lot on what I want to do in the next year, so I figured I would document it in my favorite way - the blog.

I've always liked fresh starts. It's why I love going back to school because you get an entirely fresh start again in August. Now that I am in college January not only brings the start of a new year but also the start of another semester, which to me makes it even better. I spent the past week getting new notebooks, a new agenda, and new pens, and everything just feels hopeful. (P.S. I got this Emily + Meritt planner, and I am obsessed with it. You can get it at Staples/Office Depot/Amazon.)

2019 is probably going to be a big year and I kind of hate when people say that because it's like...how do you know? But this year truly holds so many things I have been looking forward to that it's a little crazy how much is happening in the next 12 months. I'm going to London this summer to do an internship abroad, starting my senior year of college, and applying for graduate school among other things (like two family weddings!!).

Last year was a lot about overall growth for me, which I touched on a little bit in my last post. I could probably track my growth as a person over those 12 months and while it's probably the least linear thing in existence, I can definitely tell the difference of where I was last January to where I was in December. This year I want to all that growth to be channeled into something. I don't know what word I want to use there. Success? Happiness? More growth? All of the above? Like I said I don't know what word goes there yet, but what I do know is that I want this year to be filled with joy. Can you tell that I've been watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo?

The idea of "sparking joy" literally applies to your entire life, not just your stuff. Last year there were so many things in my life that did not bring me joy, including relationships, life goals, and things. I got rid of a lot. I mean I did major clean outs of my closet twice in 2018.

I really want to focus on making sure that everything I bring into my life brings me joy. That's kind of my overarching goal for the entire year. I broke up my other goals by January-April, May-July, and then August-December, which sounds weird but basically I broke them up by spring semester, summer, and then fall semester. Then each third has three to four goals focused around that time of year. To me, that makes creating goals for an entire year a little easier. I hope that made some kind of sense.

I think it's going to be a good year. 
xx, jKm

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