Hello, 2016! I have high expectations for this year as I have thoroughly enjoyed 2015. That was a year of ups and I intend to keep the momentum going. My thirteen years old self would be so proud at how positive I’m starting this year, lol. I have compiled a list of my goals for 2016. I try to keep it realistic and reachable enough, for my own sake. Ha!
Explore the Philippines more.
My biggest regret so far is not exploring my home country more. My Ilocos trip last month showed me just how beautiful our country is. If I haven’t got booked international flights for this year already, I would be exploring the Visayas and Mindanao regions. But because I did, I’m focusing more on the Luzon provinces to visit soon. Very soon.
Spend less time on the internet.
I have yet to work out the details on just how much time I should spend on the internet. But, I do know that I should be living offline more. I spend more time on the internet than out of it and that’s something I want to change for this year.
Print out more pictures.
In this digital world, I can’t remember the last time I actually printed out photos. That is something I want to change for this year, as well. I want albums to look back on after a few years. Heck, it might even be something my future family will want to look at.
Make travel videos.
While photos make a good mementos, moving pictures are a lot better. I only have one travel video as of now (my first SG trip) and it always bring a smile on my face as I watch it. I haven’t really made a travel video before so this will also be an added skill for me.
Learn how to drive and cook.
These are things I’ve been putting off but are something I should really learn soon. These are things I’ve been wanting to do for a long time but haven’t really exerted effort onto yet. I have to let go of my fear of running over people and burning my house down, haha.
Read more books, watch more movies.
I have slacked on the amount of books I’ve read and movies I’ve watched last year. It’s something I used to do so much to keep my head spinning. I’m challenging myself to read 100 books and watch 100 movies this year.
Last but not the least, enjoy the year being myself.
As Taylor Swift said, change is inevitable but she doesn’t want to change so much that she would no longer recognize herself. I love who I am now, but I am open to changes as they will happen – one way or another. Like last year, I want to be able to still stand for my beliefs unapologetically. I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and not question who’s looking back at me. Be fearless. Be adventurous. Be kind. Be yourself.