Friday, January 1, 2016

Goals for 2016

Welcome to the New Year New Girl Linkup! I'm excited to share my goals for 2016, mainly because they aren't resolutions. A resolution seems like a big, overarching, and scary thing that you know you probably won't achieve anyway. A goal feels more attainable, rather than a resolution, which is defined as "a firm decision to do or not to do something." With goals, you can easily map out a path to eventual success, rather than being stuck with a decision and no way to get there. Anyway, here are my goals for 2016!
Build Current Friendships
College is hard. After spending over half of your life with the same people and then suddenly being thrown into a new situation with all new people, it's easy to be a thrown off. I've been fortunate enough to meet some amazing people in my first semester at UGA and I'm really looking forward to 2016 as an opportunity to grow those friendships.

Go On More Adventures
This year, I found it much too easy to get caught up in the day-to-day events. My roommate and I would rather spend an afternoon watching Netflix and lounging around than go exploring, simply because we felt like we had all the time in the world to go on adventures. By continuously putting it off, we realized at the end of the semester that we'd done only a handful of the things we wanted to do. I'm determined to make 2016 the year of adventuring.

Lean Toward Positivity
I would generally consider myself a cup half-full type of person. But, I found myself making way too many overarching negative statements, especially this past semester, such as "I don't have any friends" or "I'll never succeed in life" or "I'm probably doing everything wrong." College makes statements like these much too easy to come by, especially since it's been such a huge transition as it's freshman year. I'm hoping to bring back more of the positivity I seem to have lost.

Focus On The Big Picture
This one kind of goes with leaning toward positivity. I get so caught up in the details that I forget that I still have my entire life ahead of me. I want to take a step back every now and then to narrow in on my longterm goals. I know what I want to do, but it's easy to stray from my personal big picture every now and then.

Do What You Love
And that brings me to this: do what you love. My main goal is to end up in a creative field, but sometimes thoughts of practicality block my true passions. I generally get back on track, but I want to focus more on following my dreams, as cliche as it sounds.

Make sure to check out Ashley, the host of this linkup!

What are some of your goals for 2016?



  1. Focusing on the big picture is so important; I love that one! Good luck with all your resolutions! :)

    XOXO Paulina

  2. I love your goals for the New Year! Happy New Year, Caitlin!


  3. Happy New Year!
    -Caroline |

  4. These are wonderful goals! I hope you achieve all of them :)