What are your plans for 2017?

I have the whole year (and a lifetime) ahead me and I have plans conjured up in mind so it is time to write them down. So far, this is what I am going to do  and I hope I will be able to write updates of my progress.

1. Read more. I have backlogs on reading but since this is not a race, I always take my time. These are 16 books in my list and I hope I will be able to read all of them before the year ends. 

2. Write frequently. I just have to keep on typing for the words to come out. I hope I can be mindful of the surroundings around me and be able to describe them vividly in words. Or, I can just write what is in my head.  I always think regular writing and reading can help me in avoiding Alzheimer’s, dementia and other diseases one day.  I also tried to do visual journaling. My friend, Grace, gave me this travel planner and stickers and I finally got to use them.

3. Do more artThis is what I missed most for the past five months. I painted once or twice and that was it.  Few days ago, my aunt asked me to repair the faded paint on a jar. I squeezed some acrylic paint more that what was needed so I decided to used the excess on a canvas that was meant for a wedding gift for my niece. She has not seen the painting. I do not know if she will like this. But I am happy with the result. This is the first time I painted something abstract. 

4. Do more cooking experiments. Every now and then, I cook the meals in the house like this grilled milkfish I am trying to prepare. There are dishes I wanted to try and I already list them down. I just have to pace them because what I wanted to cook are dishes that are loaded with calories. Yes, crispy pata is on the list.

5.  Make memories.

How about you? What are your plans for this year?

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  1. I have 17 books to read in 2017 and I am hoping to cross all of them off my list!

  2. In FULL agreement with #3!

  3. I, too, want to write more this year. I wanted to finish my book last year, but I got to 35,000 words and didn’t finish. I hope to finish this year. I’m also all about making new memories!

  4. I also want to write more and take more trips. Make some memories while the kids are young.

  5. Best wishes for you to actually work out your 2017 plans! I just hope to keep up whatever I was doing in 2016! 🙂

  6. You and I have the same plan. I am glad I am not the only one who is trying to accomplish same goal. I hope that I can keep my plan sometimes it’s hard especially when you have a busy schedule doing other things.

  7. I want to read and write more too. Such a great way to gain knowledge. Yes! I love art. Great to involve yourself in a craft to kind of take your mind off things.

  8. This year, I plan to 1) travel to even more places 2) blog regularly 3) improve my Mandarin and 4) do more physical activities. I really agree with you about writing. I love expressing myself through words, but sometimes, when I feel pressured to write, then I don’t gain pleasure from it. So this year, I just want to pace myself and write about the things that I truly care about. 🙂

  9. You truly should do more art because you’re so good! I love the painting so much! So calming 😀

  10. id like the idea of writing more,ive been a lazy ass

  11. For 2017, I plan to have more me time. Travel more, experience more and learn more.

  12. Wow! That painting is gorgeous! You should definitely paint more!

  13. My plans would be to save up and travel more than last year. I wanted to do more traditional art as well since I have been doing the digital version all my life.

  14. Brilliant! To me it looks more like to destress myself kind of activities you have mentioned in the post. Hope you will enjoy all these activities.

  15. Write More. Travel More with my family – we have exciting plans for this summer already. Something special this year would be our college homecoming, so I hope I can participate more and enjoy reminiscing with my classmates.

  16. You should definitely continue to make art, your picture is precious <3

  17. Great plans for 2017. I too agree with this list of yours. All the best!

  18. Have yet to make mine despite saying I would for the longest time, and now, January is coming to an end. I prolly should really start working on them now…

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