Goals: 2016

I say this every year and I’ll say it again: I never set New Year’s Resolutions.
To explain it simply: I make resolutions throughout the year – I don’t find it necessary (or rational) to wait until January 1st at 12:00am to decide to be better in some way or another and then, once you fail to measure up to your resolution, give up on it.

Sidenote: I am not excited for all of the “my resolution is to go to the gym everyday” people. Until March, the gym’s going to be packed and I’m going to have to grin and bear the crowds until the weak are weeded out.

Anyway, instead of making resolutions, I’m going to set a few reasonable goals for 2016 and I’ll revisit this post at the end of the year!

Here we go.

  1. Read through the Old Testament chronologically. And not just read it, but study it.
  2. Get out of debt.
  3. Buy a guitar, standing keyboard, and a car.
  4. Take every opportunity I can to further my growth as a musician (aka send demos out/gig).
  5. Take a few trips around the U.S.
  6. Earn a 4.0 my first semester back at CU.
  7. Gain more muscle mass by continuing to go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week.
  8. Continue to love myself, take my medications, and treat myself with a gentle kindness.
  9. Blog at least 4 times/month.
  10. Continue to trust God as I wait for “the one,” because I have yet to meet her. Or maybe I have.

These are simple goals for a simple life and I’m more than ready to go into this new year. I’m more stable than I’ve ever been – I’m not worried about my ability to make it through this year without having a massive emotional breakdown. I’ve got this.

I wish you all the best as you venture onward into and through 2016. Keep moving forward, guys.

With hope,

Donaven


Things I love right now:

    1. Sinking Deep,” Hillsong Y&F
    2. “Remedy,” Adele
    3. Salmon Avocado rolls (I ate sushi the other night and so it’s fresh in my mind… and mouth).
    4. I Am Invincible,” Cassadee Pope
    5. This quote:

“We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever. We must stand up and move on to the next action.” –Haruki Murakami

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