My Goals For May 2019

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

Tony Robbins

When we have aspirations and dreams, we have something to look forward to. We see a reason to wake up the next morning and make the most out of the day. When we see a purpose to our existence, we are driven, motivated to get things done.

This is one of the reasons why I find goal setting very important. Creating action plans for yourself gives you inspiration to aim to do things that you never thought you could do, and can serve as a guide for what steps you would like to take in order to accomplish your goals.

While there are people who prefer to be spontaneous, I am a planner. I enjoy creating to-do lists, and feelings of pleasure and satisfaction wash over me whenever I cross off one of the tasks on the list. I have also created more than a few documents on Google Docs, where I keep track of my goals, long-term and short-term alike.

Several of my goals for this May are as follows:

  • Shift courses. The previous school year, I decided to take an online course in Communication. Unfortunately, however, the course did not pique my interest. So, I’m hoping to shift to a different course, like English or Computer Engineering.
  • Work out regularly and for longer periods of time at the gym. I have been getting physical exercise more often recently; however, only for 10-30 minutes a day, 2-4 days a week. I want to develop and maintain a fit and toned body, and to achieve this goal of mine, I’m going to have to step up my game.
  • Become a fluent speaker of Tagalog. I was born and raised in the States, but I currently reside in the Philippines. Tagalog is a language spoken in the Philippines. I want to be able to speak the said language clearly, confidently, and fluently, so that I may communicate with other people in the country without having a difficult time. I know the basics of Tagalog, but I still struggle with comprehending the more deep, complex words of the language.
  • Help around the house everyday. My mother is extremely diligent when it comes to doing household chores. Every day, she wakes up early to cook and prepare breakfast; sweep the floors; wash the dishes; and so much more. I may not say it aloud all the time, but I truly appreciate her and everything that she does for the family. As a means of conveying my gratitude for my mother, I plan to help around the house more often. At present, I wash the dishes but only every once in a while. I hope to devote more time to doing chores, including cooking and preparing meals; folding the clothes; doing the laundry; and taking out the trash.
  • Read more. In truth, I have not been spending much time reading recently, partly due to my hectic schedule with work. But I know that laziness also plays a role here. As of today, I am reading Che Committed Suicide by Petros Markaris; The Talisman by Stephen King; and Run Away by Laura Salters.

What are your goals for this May? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!


A Fresh Start

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Arianna, but you may call me Ari. I have another blog on WordPress entitled A Poet’s Paradise, which I use primarily for sharing my works of poetry. I created this blog, so I could express how I feel and what I believe and think of; and I just wanted to have a fresh start, hence the title of this post.

A little about me:
I turned twenty nearly two months ago (February 18). My favorite colors are white and black. I enjoy going to church on a regular basis, as doing so is like a stress reliever for me. Writing is my passion. During my free time, I often listen to new music and, if I like the song, I download it on my laptop and phone. I dream of becoming an electrical engineer, and I have plans to study in the future to become one.

If there is anything else that you would like to know, please don’t be afraid to ask.

If you’d like, you may also introduce yourself in the comments below. I’m always willing to meet and get to know new people!