2016 Goals: Anne Edition

2016 Not Goals

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not The World’s Greatest Goal Setter. Everything I think about accomplishing is always kind of vague, ‘big picture’ and less concrete which is, of course, what everyone tells you not to do. (Google SMART goals, if you must)

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But, because I am 1000000% about solidarity and because Mari made goals, I think it’s worth saying, hey maybe I should have things I want to accomplish this year.

Anne, why WOULDN’T you have things to accomplish this year?

Well, vague voice of reason that haunts my posts, this is the first year in forever I haven’t been in school and therefore working toward some incredibly specific end goal. High school was to get to college, college was to get to grad school, grad school was to get to my job and to just survive winter. Now look at me, secured with full-time employment and really just kind of coasting through life.

So, without further ado, my goals for 2016.

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2016 Goals: Mari Edition

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I admit it — I believe in New Year’s resolutions. I don’t really set them in the traditional way, though. It’s more like I give myself certain goals, and they’re not always concrete. Just things I want to accomplish over the next 365 days. One year, my only goal was to say no. It was going to be The Year of Saying No, because I was tired of always being the one who said yes to all these things and problems and etc that I really didn’t need in my life. The year after that was The Year of Not Saying Sorry. I was only going to say sorry if A) I really meant it or B) I had a true reason to apologize. This year, my resolutions look like the world’s most vague to-do list and I’m totally okay with that. There are more on my list, but I’d say these are the most important.

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