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Today marks the last day in 2015 and I know it’s been rough on a lot of people. So here’s to a better year and to the goals we didn’t have time for in 2015. Hopefully we keep them this year. Some goals or items you can never look back at and be ashamed of or regret in the future that you can start in the new year are the following.
Mission trip in New Orleans. 2009. Making backpacks for kids in Africa. 2010. Volunteering at Passion Church in Big Kids (Grade 1-5). 2015.
Giving back to the community you’re a part of or joining a good cause is always something you will appreciate when you get older. Your community could be anything from your neighborhood to your city to somewhere in your country.
Personally I’ve been volunteering and doing mission trips since I was in high school. And have always loved it. I’ve gotten to meet so many amazing people and learned new skills through each event or trip that I’ve been able to apply in other areas of my life.
Plus knowing you put a smile on someone’s face even if you don’t see it personally, always makes it better.
Start a Healthy Lifestyle
Working out, eating better, drinking more water than pop or coffee, and getting a decent amount of sleep sound like easy enough things. But they are habits we’ve formed up over the years, and can be very hard to break. However if you work on it every day, slowly the healthy habits become your new lifestyle. And why wait on becoming healthy once you get older?
Learn a new talent or start a new hobby
There’s something out there that you have always wanted to try but didn’t for one reason or another. Could be welding, painting, learning a new language or instruments, etc. You’re never too old to learn something new, you just need the passion and desire. This year I’m going to be attempting to learn how to play the acoustic guitar. What are you going to try to learn this year?
Follow your passion
It may be time to change things up a bit. Why stay at a job or career that you aren’t interested in or enjoy? Yes, having a paycheck to pay the bills is a good thing. But that doesn’t mean it has to be your forever. So do after the thing you are truly passionate about and try to make it the thing you get to do for the rest of your life. You won’t regret doing something you’re passionate about. You’ll regret never trying.
Explore new places
Your world doesn’t have to be what around your immediate location. There are other cultures and places to see. They may be several miles away or half away around the world. Experiences new places and cultures will never be something you regret, they’ll be stories you tell for the rest of your life. So make the most of your time as it’s not forever.
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