So, after two posts about intentions and The Compact…I still have some actual goals for 2017. Not quite resolutions, just habits I want to strengthen and make a part of my daily life.
- Declutter for at least 15 minutes every day.
- Take a walk or somehow be active every day.
- Write every day.
- Read a book each week (at least).
- Engage in some form of political activism each week.
The first three are pretty self-explanatory. I actually got myself a Line-a-Day journal to help me with #3. I’m aiming for longer writing sessions, but I also just want to keep track of my year in that summarizing format. I often read more than a book a week, but with school in session this is a much harder goal for me than previously. Finally, although I consider myself to be a politically engaged, civic-minded person who takes advantage of her civil rights and civic obligations, the election really was a kick in the pants regarding all that I don’t do and can do. These aren’t big things, necessarily, although they might be sometimes. I’m thinking more about writing or calling my congress representative when bills that I object to are up for discussion or when they are considering court or other appointments, speaking up regarding local issues (either to a council rep or by attending a meeting), and sometimes getting out there and physically standing up for what I believe — either through protest or volunteering or some other kind of action.