Sunday Poser #113 – New Year Goals #Bloganuary Day 1

I’m once again participating in WP’s Bloganuary this year. It’s where WP sends a prompt to my email everyday during the month of January to get people inspired to blog.

Yesterday’s question was: What is something you want to achieve this year? Since it’s asking basically the same thing, I’m going to double-dip.

What are your goals for 2023?

What goals do you plan to pursue this year? Or are you going to follow your heart and do what suits you at the moment?

It’s funny because my mom asked me the exact same thing yesterday as I was sitting at the kitchen counter, having my brunch, and reading blogs. “Do you have any goals for this year?” She asked.

I feel like I should have a list of goals written out but I don’t, at least not since 2020. Of course, I do have things I want to achieve in the next 363 days but nothing is set in stone. I’m trying not to set anything concrete for myself because if I ended up not reaching my goals, then I’d be in disappointment and I’m trying not to burden myself with disappointments. I guess that’s a goal.

One thing I want to work on for 2023 is to overcome my newly developed claustrophobia. It was something I got from my car accident back in August 2022. I didn’t notice it until I was driving my mom to her eye-appointment in November. Driving in the narrow lanes of inner city traffic, I suddenly felt as though everything was closing in around me, like the lane wasn’t wide enough, like the car in the next lane was coming toward me, slamming into me.

Strangely, I didn’t feel this way when I was heading up the mountain a few days ago. I know the fear came from the accident because I kept having visions of the accident replay in my head during the episode. I hope to work on this this year because it can be debilitating.

The other thing I would like to work is acceptance. Even though I mentioned I achieved acceptance in the things I can’t control, the concept is still a work-in-progress and I intend to work on it some more this year.

My third and final goal for 2023 is probably to take more time off work. I was never a workaholic until I started my current job and I don’t want to be a workaholic. I need to do some other stuff to make this doldrum of a life more enjoyable.


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