Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?

Improve my confidence. I think I said this last year as well, but I really think I need to see someone and improve my life. I'm holding myself back too much. Also - lose weight!

To have carved out some time - dedicated time - for the things I love outside of my family. Reading, writing, painting, meditation, yoga, exercise. Some things that fill my cup. To have my house painted and some paintings on the wall.

I would really like to get back to a regular meditation practice. A few years ago I was meditating 30 minutes to an hour each day and really seeing a lot of benefits from it. Then, as you do, I got sidetracked and out of practice and now what was coming really easily to me seems unobtainable. (Which is silly, because even one minute of meditation is better than no minutes of meditation and it's literally "breathe in, breathe out, and do it again") More meditation, less social media. That's my goal.

I hope to leave my current job before this time next year. I want to be working on something I'm passionate about; something that gets me out of bed in the morning. My unhappiness in the last year has blossomed from stress that I struggle to handle and that is making my body sick. I need to leave the environment I'm in to get better and figure out what out there in the world both ignites a fire in and heals my soul.

Be at least a little more comfortable in my own skin and habits. The pressures of work and home life have made it hard to keep everyone happy, including myself. I've been rude, unpleasant and inhospitable at times... and I'm not proud of that. Equally, I've been so fucking weary, tired and demotivated at times that it's sort of understandable. Some more emotional stability would do wonders.