We did it! we managed to make it through 2016, it was definitely a challenging year but I’m glad because I got to learn so many valuable lessons. I can’t wait to start 2017 with a different mindset and with new life goals set for myself. I don’t want every year to be exactly the same so I find that having goals or even bucketlists is helpful in motivating you to actually get up and do things. It doesn’t have to be a big list, it doesn’t have to contain crazy unachievable goals. Just things/ ideas you would love to have in your life or to have achieved. Here are some of my bucketlist items that I’d like to cross off my list for 2017.
- Save up for a down payment for a house.
I’m going to the bank soon to change my savings account type so I actually build interest on my savings. We’re giving ourselves a year to save up so we can put a down payment on a house. It’s going to be tough but I think the two of us are motivated since we seem to be hating apartment life. It would be nice to get a little home that we can fix up to our liking 🙂
- Travel outside of Ontario.
I have never left Ontario since I came to Canada in 1994. I would like to take a week or two in the summer to just see the rest of Canada. Whether it be a trip far up north, a trip to Quebec or even the east coast provinces.
- Get my G2 drivers license.
A couple years ago I had my G2 and I had to go for my full G license but I chickened out..felt like I wasn’t prepared since I rarely ever got to drive (plus I didn’t have a car). Now I’m back at the beginning with a G1 license, thankfully I am now in a relationship where my boyfriend trusts me with his car and lets me drive occasionally. I feel like it will build up my confidence more and allow me to get comfortable with driving a vehicle regularly. Once I get my G2 we’ll look into getting me a small car! can’t wait!!
- Start vlogging.
I have a YouTube account all set up for me to use and start uploading videos on but I’ve been putting it off due to confidence issues. I worry about whether people will actually watch and enjoy my content. I suppose I’m scared of failure, I’ve wanted to do it for so long but I always overthink and worry about every little thing that could go wrong. I want to finally do it and not let my insecurities get the best of me, this will be a challenge for me to overcome! but it will be so worth it!
Ok so those are just a few, didn’t want to ramble on too much. I think that they are achievable if I work hard and don’t give up. They will certainly be life changing but I cannot wait, change is a good thing that should not be feared. I hope you guys are motivated this year and accomplish whatever you set your minds to, I wish you all the best for 2017! Here’s a picture of me from new years wishing my friends a good one 😛