My 2019 To-Do List
I realise it’s almost the end of January, so pretty much the time most people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions, but I’ve been using the past few weeks to think about how I want to grow as a person, and what I believe would help me fulfil that.
Each of these resolutions relate to different parts of my life and personality, and will also shape what I’ll talk about and share here on my blog…
Learn about my culture
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m an Indian girl, but I was born and raised in London. I have never been ashamed of my culture, but growing up I found it easier to lean in towards the “Western” side of my upbringing because it brought up less questions, raised eyebrows and mildly racist remarks.
Now that I’m older, and much more comfortable and accepting of myself, I’m intrigued to know more. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m completely clueless! But I want to make more of an effort to learn and do more relating to my culture, its history, languages, lifestyles and celebrations, to hopefully understand more about all of things that have in some way helped to shape the person I am today.
Understand how to look after the environment better
A combination of watching Dynasties, plus constant badgering from my boss (Hey Dayve!) about the amount of waste I was creating by not using a recyclable coffee cup, got me thinking about the world and how we treat it. By no means am I saying that I’m about to become the next leader of the WWF, but I do want to know more about how I can help in the little ways, and start making smarter, kinder choices that can add up to create a positive impact on the environment.
Get more confident with my driving
I realise that for most people, learning to drive and getting a license was a really exciting and liberating experience. But for me it was the cause of a lot of anxiety, stress, and upset. I honestly felt so ashamed for not being able to pass my test which wasn’t helped by relatives making me feel inadequate for still not having ticked it off the never-ending to-do list Indian families seem to have for their kids.
Well… I am very pleased and proud to say that I finally passed my test towards the end of last year! So, I’ve started this year with a new attitude towards driving that I hope will help me to be more confident and quite literally take me to new places.
Keep this blog running
I am super conscious of how easy it is to feel motivated to start something new, but a couple of months later, have forgotten all about it. I didn’t start this blog as a New Year venture, I did it as a way to help me express myself and explore my thoughts a bit more. So, by next year I’d like to believe that this space had allowed me to do that, and that it continues to keep me inspired and motivated.
Although I’m setting these resolutions in 2019, they’re all things I can continue to strive towards not just for this year, but in the few years after that as well.
Happy 2019 everyone… make it worthwhile, whatever that means for you.