1. Buy nothing challenge
So, I’ve decided to do a buy nothing challenge for 2017. I figured that I can start by writing out some of my thoughts. There are a few things that I will be allowing myself to buy. These are a new mount for my engagement ring, a new sofa (once Martin and I find a place after my lease is up), and items that I need that wear out or get used up.
I’ve also already wanted to buy a few various items and it’s only three days into the new year!!! These include a new day planner and a new backpack. I don’t know why I feel I “need” these things, since the ones I’ve already got are perfectly fine.
I also want to work more on being zero-waste. It’s tricky, but I think I can get back to just a bag of garbage per week. (Though it is tricky now that there are two in the apartment.)
2. Get back into running.
This resolution will have multiple aspects to it. Since my hip has been hurting, I plan on making an appointment with my doctor to get a referral for physical therapy. In the mean time, I want to start doing (hot) yoga again and start going to the gym on a regular basis. I might have to start doing this early in the morning, since I know I’m a bit of a flake if I leave it until the evening. I’ll also start going to runs with Team RWB on Wednesdays.
3. Graduate school (specifically CRES)
I want to pursue a graduate degree and I think this is the year to do it. I wanted to do it last year, but I wasn’t quite ready, both emotionally and intellectually. I think after I’ve graduated and worked for a few months, I’ll be in a better place. Actually, I’m already in a better place, especially since I’ve been focusing on self-care.