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I’m turning 30 years old this spring, so I’ve been calling 2016 ‘Year 30’. 2015 was great, but I definitely want to make this year better. I’ve been living on my own for over four years, but there’s something about turning thirty to me that says “you’re a real adult now”. In addition to trying to tackle the rest of the items in my 30 before 30 list, here are a few goals I hope to achieve this year.
From coming up with new ideas, to work that needs to be done in the office or at home, I have so much going on in my head. I’m such a busy bee, but I plan to reorganize my apartment this year. I’ve heard great things about the Marie Kondo method so I purchased her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. If things go as planned (or even if they don’t), I’ll share my experience in implementing this practice.
Get my Money Right
Joining the Live Richer Challenge last year helped me with my budget, but I don’t mind taking it up a notch. Driving the Hyundai Elantra GT last fall spoiled me, so a car is definitely on my list to get this year. Between purchasing, registering, insurance payments, gas, and maintenance, having a car equals money, so I’ve been saving everything I can.
Tying into getting my money right, I know a lot of my spending has to do with buying food outside; particularly during lunch. I used to have a Hello Fresh subscription and the meals were great (use code ZJ3T59 for $40 off your first box). I have well over 200+ saved recipes on Pinterest so I need to start trying them out since I want to learn at least 30 new meals. Cooking more will also allow me to control what I eat, so expect to see more recipe posts of me attempting to be ‘Chef Jo-ardee‘ in between travel talk.
I touched on this briefly in my last post. Within the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a demand for more content here. I find Tuesdays and Thursdays to work and have more content to share, so be prepared to see more posts on those days.
With an exception of catching up with other bloggers, I confess that I haven’t been doing as much reading as I should. While I don’t plan on doing any book reviews, reading more will definitely be part of my 2016 goals. I’ve made the decision to read at least one or two books each month. In addition to Marie Kondo’s book, I purchased Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. If there are any good book suggestions you have, please share them with me.
Share More Travel Tips
I know I won’t travel as much as I did last year, but I will still post travel tips and recommendations for the cities I visit whether it is for a solo, weekend, day, family or group trip. My two biggest trips will be in Colombia and Thailand. Visiting two new countries on two completely different sides of the earth in one year is kind of a big deal for me, so it’s definitely worth sharing.
What are your goals for 2016?