Since publishing my goals for 2017, I thought of some other things that I want to try to do more of. And seeing as goals aren’t just for the New Year, I’d like to share with you guys!
1. Buy at least 1 Big Issue a month
I really want to help more people, particularly as I’m very aware of my privilege and want to help those who haven’t got what I have. Big Issue is UK charity, started in 1991, that provides homeless people with a means to earn a legitimate income and consequently ‘get back on their feet’, as the phrase goes. Big Issue is such a worthwhile cause and I know of a few people in my area who sell them and I want to make sure that I try to support them with whatever money I have, as they are never too expensive, which means I could just have 1 tea from Costa instead of 2 in the space of time I do my work in there.
2. Cut down on the chocolate
I tried to this in December but then Christmas hit and, well, you can probably guess what happened there. I wanted to eat less chocolate (despite my love for it) to try to help my skin, which is generally a bit of a mess. I have heard it time and time again that chocolate makes your skin more prone to stop, so hopefully, by cutting down, I can have a few more good skin days!
3. Make my reading more diverse
Having looked over at the books I read in 2016, I was horrified to find that there was only 1 non-white author among the 25 books I had read. Maya Angelou, if any of you were interested. I couldn’t believe that my reading was so white and have made it my mission to try to make my reading more diverse.
What are you trying to accomplish this year?