19 things to do in 2019

19 things for 2019!!

  1. explore at least two cities/locations that are unfamiliar or new to me
  2. Spend more time outdoors. Some days I literally do not go outside. This needs to change.
  3. Watch and listen to more educational documentaries, podcasts and the like 
  4. Work on an extended piece of writing outside of uni work rather than just saying I will. This means finding some type of routine and rhythm that suits my lifestyle and sticking to it
  5. distract me from the fact that I want to write short stories and that this genre suits my writing style. I decided I wanted to try to write a longer work so unintentionally put off writing short stories to concentrate on the story idea I have, felt intimidated by the scale of it and subsequently ended up indadvertedly hitting pause on both endeavours! I need to get back to writing short stories, which I enjoy, while also working towards my goal of working on an extended piece 
  6. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!!! Floss, floss, floss! (chore-like, but I need to be kept accountable!!)
  7. Interact more frequently with people in the bookish and spoonie community
  8. Attend as many writer talks, workshops, meet ups and networking opportunities as possible (alongside uni coursework and the Brisbane Writers Festival that I always go to) 
  9. Work up to doing pilates classes twice a week as well as at home exercises and stretches, tai chi at least once a week, and small walks or swims as regularly as possible. (This sounds like it should be on the chore-like health list, but I genuinely want to achieve this and it will make me so happy if I am able to)
  10. Submit my short stories to literary prizes, competitions or for publication as frequently as possible
  11. Say goodbye to my bellybutton piercing!!!
  12. Shorter showers! Think less of the muscle aches and more of the fish!! (but without rushing and therefore hitting the floor in true POTSIE-style!)
  13. Begin the day by not reaching for my phone immediately upon waking, and end the day with less/no sugar to promote sleep

Have you any plans for this year? What would you love to do? Is there something you have been putting off? Why not make 2019 the year you try to do it? Please let me know what your thoughts, plans and hopes are!