A Four Year Plan.

Well, I can honestly say that I have failed the 30 day blog challenge. The topics weren’t as motivating as I had hoped they’d be. I know that I want to get back in the groove of blogging regularly, but every time I make that a goal for myself… it ends up not happening. It’s been quite a while since my last post, and I suppose there’s no excuse besides laziness. I have opened WordPress and starting this post almost 3 times a week but haven’t been able to finish and post it.

I can say that it’s been a busy last few weeks. I’m currently nearing the end of my spring break. I spent it visiting friends and family in Miami! It’s always very nostalgic coming back and I always have a great time with my boyfriend and my friends. I wanted to vlog my trip but I really don’t get how YouTubers do it. I always just want to be in the moment and enjoy it. It’s hard to do when you’re holding a camera up the whole time. I came to the conclusion a week or so ago that I wanted to move back down here in the summer. I put in the application to transfer schools and made a whole plan to swiftly make my return. It’s been stressful to think about how I’ll get accommodated here, but I know it won’t be hard. I have family, friends, and connections that I don’t have in Orlando. I’m excited to be back and hopefully be able to move in with my boyfriend. It’s all a plan in the works.

And speaking of plans… a few weeks ago I got the urge to be productive. I get these random urges in the midst of feeling guilty for watching too much Netflix. I decided to go out and buy a cute portfolio type thing from Target and fill it with ideas and plans for the future. It’s my “productive folder” if you will. The fact that it’s aesthetically pleasing is definitely an added bonus.

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In it, I have a page dedicated for each year until 2021. I have them titled as follows: “2018 Goals” “2019 Goals” ect. On each page, I also detail other things such as how old I am at the beginning of the year and how old I will be by the end of the year (my birthday is at the end of December).  So for 2018 I wrote “19 going on 20.” I also wrote my college year, such as “Freshman to Sophomore” because I will be starting my “sophomore year” in the fall. Finally, as a last note, I wrote how many years my boyfriend and I make that year, on the day of our anniversary. So for 2018, I wrote “3 Years Together.” These are just little things that make me excited for that year, really. They’re things to look forward to. If you want to do something like this, you can totally personalize it and add whatever details you’d like. All these details are written on the side of the page, before I get into the “meat” of the list. These are all of the things I hope to accomplish this year. It’s not really like a bucket list or “resolutions” though. This list is comprised of things I have to or should get done and strive for. This can be anything from “pass all my spring term classes” to “save $5,000” to “make more creative content.” They’re things that aren’t too out of reach if I have a clear idea of what I want to get done. I also outline bigger goals such as marriage and financing (not for this year but definitely by 2021).

I like to have an idea of what I should keep my mind on throughout the year. I’ve never done this before and I think it’s part of why I get so lost and so lazy. I don’t usually have a clear idea of what I want to get done. This way, I know what I should be working toward and I won’t forget it.

I hope this post has somehow helped you all or perhaps motivated you guys to make something similar? I know a lot of people use bullet journals, but I’m definitely not that consistent. I would love to hear some of your goals for this year or upcoming years!

 

Thank you all so much for reading!

With love,

ICON

 

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