For many of us, January is a time when we reflect on the accomplishments and un-met goals of the previous year and prioritize new goals for the coming year.
In January of 2016, I set two goals for myself: to get in better shape and to travel more. It’s possible to say I met both of those goals though perhaps not to the extent I hoped. I lost roughly 45 pounds (5 pounds less than my original goal), I made it to the second-to-last week of Couch to 5k twice (but have yet to actually finish it), and I visited some favorite cities and old friends. I moved from New York City back to my hometown in Western Mass, I traveled up to Quebec City for the first time in over a decade, and then I moved down to New Orleans.
This January I have found myself planning not only goals for things I want in 2017, but goals that will set up the things I want for 2018 as well. I think it’s a sign that my 25-year-old brain finally has a fully developed frontal lobe.