2019: Coddiwomple

Coddiwomple: “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination”. Another version I found called it “an as-yet-unknown destination.”

Like me, you may have seen this word in a picture on Facebook. This word is actually not listed in dictionaries yet. I tried to find where it originated and had no luck. However, it really struck a chord with me so I have chosen it as my word for 2019.

I chose this word partially because I like to travel. However, it also relates to how I tend to live life and how I would like to live life now that I’m out of school.

I have ideas of what I would like to do…I want to dance and write professionally, and I want to travel and learn about more languages and cultures, and I hope that I can glorify God in my work and relationships. Those are vague life destinations to me. I don’t know all the steps along the way to those destinations, but I will continue toward them. Kind of like heading towards a light you can see shining in the dark, but you can only see part of what’s right around you.

As I mentioned in my last post, my birthday is early in the year so I usually start my resolutions the week of my birthday. That’s this week! Yay! So, here are my 2019 goals:

  • Read all of J. R. R. Tolkien’s books related to middle earth (including those published posthumously). I’m starting with The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy if you feel like joining me on this journey. πŸ˜‰
  • Continue developing/creating a professional presence as a dancer and a writer. This means exposing myself and gaining experience. So, my goal is to take more dance classes (my goal is at least 3 a week) and put myself out there. Write more regularly and seek out writing opportunities. I have two main writing goals: publish a book of poems by Christmas 2019 and post to my blog at least bi-weekly.
  • Be more conscious of my diet and health. I’ve always been pretty healthy, but lately I’ve gotten sick a lot and my food allergies have worsened. I don’t have anyone here to take care of me, so I have to take responsibility for myself.
  • Adjust my living/cleaning habits so I am living tidily.
  • Go on at least one adventure each month. I plan to explore my city and the surrounding areas and write about them. I love traveling, so I believe incorporating it into my months will help me stay happy. πŸ™‚
  • Pay off all my debts by Christmas (except student loans since that will take years) and avoid taking on new debt.
  • Last, but definitely not least, read the entire Bible in 2019 and one new devotion/Christian thought or theology book each month.

I hope 2019 has started well for you and that you’ve planned some resolutions whether they’re fun and frivolous or needed life changes.

God bless and I hope you’ll join me as I process life through 2019. πŸ™‚

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