I’m no different to any other blogger out there, of course I have a blog post listing things I’d like to achieve in 2019. I like to set goals because if I don’t, I get lost and perhaps won’t get around to completing anything. I love writing lists, being able to tick things off once done. There’e something so satisfactory seeing a tick next to big achievements like getting my UK citizenship last year or small tasks like washing the towels. For this year, I don’t want to set too many goals and run the risk of not being able to do all of them. My 2019 goals list is fairly short but with big aims.
1. Weigh 65 kg. I didn’t quite get there before the end of last year. I’m hoping this will happen by the end of February this year instead. The biggest challenge after reaching the goal will be to maintain it. I’m still going to a PT, now down to one session a week and after February I’ll need to take a break. If I had more money, I’d stay on longer.
2. Complete the Leeds half marathon. I’ve noticed that loosing weight and gaining more muscles, I’m faster at running. I’ve previously only done 10k runs but they’re boring now that I know the Leeds’ routes inside and out. I’d like to step up my game and run a half marathon. Ideally in 2.5 hours time.
3. Finish my sleeve tattoo. I had this as a goal last year but due to time, money and also not feeling fit enough I put a hold on it. Towards the end of the year I did book in for my first session which will take place at the end of February (excited!!!). Since going to a PT my arm looks a lot nicer and it’s one I’d love to show off, especially decorated with a tattoo.
4. Look into buying my own flat. What’s the point in me spending money on rent that I’ll never ever see again? I won’t be able to buy a flat this year but I’d like to look into the possibility of getting a mortgage and what type of flat I would be able to afford. Ideally I’d like a house one day but not to live in on my own. Someone will always need a flat so I could always rent it out or sell it in the future.
5. Read at least 12 books. I had this goal two years ago and it worked wonders for me. Last year I assumed I didn’t need to put a number on the amount of books I wanted to read but I ended up only reading one book all year. How embarrassing! The goal is back and I’ve almost finished my first book. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas had me hooked in the first chapter. I love books alike that and I hope the ones I have on my list to read will be equally as good.
What are your 2019 goals? Have you got any recommendations of books to read? I’d love to read more biographies. If you have any tips on how to run longer than 10k, do let me know in the comments.