2017 is the first year in a long time that I have no concrete plans whatsoever. In the past, I’ve always had a new semester of school waiting for me, so it’s safe to say that the next few months will be interesting. I’m expecting some highs some lows and a shit ton of confusion.

What I do know as of now is that I want to grow this space. I want to share more with all of you, as often as I possibly can. I have actively begun making my blog one of my biggest priorities, and not something I just shove into the back burner when life gets busy. I want to keep myself accountable, and I can only do that by sharing with you some of the hopes + goals I have. 

  1. I do not have any new year resolutions, and I won't be making any. Instead, I will be using Moorea Seal’s weekly journaling inspiration as a way to stay grounded. In 2016, I did the 52 Lists Project. This year, I will be doing the 52 Lists for Happiness . Self-care will always remain a priority of mine, even more now that I’ll be entering into this post grad funk (I can already feel it).  Mental health will always be something I'll advocate for. 
  2. I have begun making a blogging schedule by sitting down with J at the end of every month to map out some of the posts I hope to publish and the pictures I’d have to take in order to make it all possible. Our first meeting was December 28th, where we sat down and completely mapped out my posts for January. Our next sit down coffee date is scheduled for January 29th.
  3. Teaching is a true passion of mine, and I want to remain open to how and where I teach. To continue a positive momentum, I will be making an honest effort to reach out to some of the schools in my area to volunteer my time in any capacity available. I will also be touching base with my mentors and figuring out the next best steps for me and my teaching. I also hope to give back to the community by looking at volunteer opportunities I’ve always said I would look into.

By writing this all out (and letting you all read it), I’m hoping that I’ll be more motivated to get started. Today, the first of a new year, came with sad news. It came with a reminder that you can’t plan for everything. I’m not sure how this year will pan out. No one really does. So in the meantime, here’s to sinking my teeth into everything I want for my life! I hope you will join me. 

A 24 year old Canadian living (& teaching) in Shenzhen, China.