Woman Engineer – Lifestyle: 2018 New Year Goals and Resolutions
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a really good holiday! Hopefully we all have the mentality of “new year, new you. I sure do and I’m so excited to start this year off with a bang!
There are a lot of things happening with me this year and there is a lot of preparations for those new things.
- I’m graduating this year! I’m almost done with my Bachelor degree, 1 more semester. All I need to do is pay my fees and make sure I don’t fail any classes.
- I’m preparing for my graduation trip, I still don’t know where to go yet…
- Preparing to work full time at an engineering firm and significantly increase my monthly income.
- Purchase my very first car. My parents pass down their Toyota Corolla to me and it’s time I pass it down to my sister. But that means I’ll have to get my own car, I’ve been saving for the by working the last 4 years. It’s not a lot but it’s enough to buy a practical car.
- Making Womanengineer.com awesome! I started this blog during the summer of 2017 but I neglected it a lot. So my goal this year is to research, explore and experience more in order to write more.
- Start investing. Purchase a Roth Ira and max out 401k investment in order to take advantage of the exponential growth in the future. Start young everyone!
I hope this list is helpful in some way to you guys. I hope it comes as a good checklist/bucket list. These are the 3 steps I think of when setting new goals. It has helped me through 2017 and I hope that it will help you too! Check it out and let me know what you guys think!
But in order for all this to happen the way I want, I have set out some goals for myself. Let’s talk about setting goals.
- Set achievable goals– Don’t aim for the stars unless you have a good record of high achievement. Whenever I set out of this world goals, I tend to give up pretty quickly.
- Make the goals specific and measurable– Goals need to be very specific. Don’t set general goals like losing weight. An example would be to set how many you would like to lose. I want to lose 5 pounds. You also need to figure out a way to get there. How will you lose 5 lbs? Where will you exercise? Why do you want to do it? And what is your schedule/plan?
- Write them down and track your progress– Write down your goals and put them where you will see them. I write it down on a piece of paper and thumb tack it next to my computer so I see it every time when I sit down. It haunts me but the action of crossing it out is sooooo satisfying.