Monthly Lessons for 2017
Now that 2017 is off to a great start, and in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions I’ve decided to plot out one thing that I’d like to learn each month. The plan is to chronicle each item on the list here on the blog – updating the blog on a regular basis is also a goal for 2017, but we’ll get to that one later. Among many other big picture goals, learning one thing per month will not only be motivating, but also rewarding for a gal such as myself (perfectionist that gets a real thrill out of accomplishing something for the sake of accomplishing it), as well as provide more insight into what I like, love, and hate to do nowadays. So here’s the list:
- January: Cocktail crafting/making
- February: Cheese making
- March: Welding/Jewelry Making
- April: Paper flower making
- May: Floral design
- June: Rapping/singing hooks
- July: Handstands
- August: Couponing
- September: Cross stitching
- October: Candy making
- November: Financial investments
- December: Planning travel
I’ve already started the year off by preparing a beautiful whisky sour that I’m enjoying as I type this up. The key is sticking to this list and dedicating time to growing in each of the areas that I’ve identified which can be super tricky! I’ll be dedicating at least one day each week (likely a Saturday or Sunday) to working on the above so that I can grow and educate myself in the areas that I’m interested in in 2017.
I highly suggest creating a similar list for yourself, and you don’t have to start it in January. By doing so, you can learn a lot about yourself as well as what you’re good at, what you’re bad at, what you’re interested in, and what you hate. By being able to identify all of those aspects about yourself consciously, you’ll be able to better identify your future plans and goals – all of the above do point me in the direction towards some of my bigger picture goals, either by refining my skills or helping me achieve something more abstract (perseverance, confidence etc.) that will benefit me in the long term.
Keep an eye out for more on my monthly lessons!