Speaking My Mind

Reflecting on My 2019 Goals

Now that it’s May (how is it May already?!), I would like to take a moment to reflect on my goals for 2019. Below is where I am at in my 2019 aspirational list.

Top 10 Goals for 2019

1. Allot weekly yoga studying time – I was doing this…then I stopped. I am going to be doing some yoga workshops though.

2. Establish a consistent meditation practice, at least weekly – Always a work in progress. However, my boss has introduced me to a local Buddhist meditation center that I now visit.

3. Plan and execute a chakra yoga class series for the spring – May not happen until the fall?

4. Research and book a yoga workshop/training for late 2019/2020 – This is happening!

5. Confidently making decisions! (Such as for grad school) – I have been actively working on trusting my inner voice.

6. Integrate cardio at least weekly into my routine – Thanks to my yoga job, I have definitely been integrating cardio via a cycling class. I love the community and I love cycling!

7. Work daily on a long-term writing project – I’ve been in a rut lately so writing has taken a back burner unfortunately.

8. Continue to maintain this blog and begin planning how to expand it – I am maintaining this space but I’m not expanding it…I don’t think expanding it is my goal. I just want to be creative more frequently.

9. Complete the rest of the half-read books that I have. – I have finished several half-read books, such as Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. I had an affinity for older literature for a few months ago.

10. Create a ritual for my ancestors – This still needs to happen

What I’d like to focus on at least until the Summer Solstice is creative writing. I’ve been reading so many books lately and I’ve been inspired by all of them, but I haven’t been taking the next step, which is to use my inspiration! I think I just need to find a better balance between reading and writing.

I feel that way with yoga too. I spend most days practicing asanas, but I need to integrate more studying of Yoga philosophy. Initially, I thought I needed to improve my sequencing to become a better teacher, but currently I think I need to explore spirituality.

Now I invite you to take this opportunity between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice to realign and refocus. Are you on the track to achieving any goals? Have you neglected some goals? Have your desires for 2019 changed?

Let me know in the comments below!

Xx Vic

Hello, welcome to my blog! I am a 200 hr- RYT and a recent college graduate! My blog is a space where I share stories of my personal endeavors with some poetry, recipes, and yoga mixed in! For yoga inquiries, please email me at yoga@unziptheselips.com. For general inquiries, please email me at hello@unziptheselips.com. Thank you for visiting!

2 Comments

  • Mary Margaret

    I’d love to see more of your creative writing endeavors but it’s good to see you’re also working on other goals!

    I don’t make goals for the new year; I think they’re rather arbitrary and I never really hold myself to them. But I have been writing a lot, which feels awesome, and I’ve been working towards career development both by getting a promotion at my job and enrolling in classes at my community college! I’m feeling productive 🙂

    • Vic Romero

      I’m trying to find my creativity! I have learned that I feel the most creative after walking or being outside, so I’ve been doing that more lately, especially since it’s been so nice out!

      Ooh congrats on the promotion! You’ll have to tell me more about that later. I’m excited for u, u def are having a successful year!

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