The Dusty Diary #1: Your 2023 Goals?


I saw a friend post a photo of her journal which include writing prompts, since I’m more into writing on the blog recently and have given up on bullet journaling, I thought of just posting my entries on the blog. Just so I still have personal posts in here aside from the usual book reviews! The prompts are for each day of the year, so I have quite some catching up to do. So for January 1, the prompt is: What are your goals for 2023?

As you all may have already read, I’ve already posted my reading goals for this year. As for my personal goals, it’s quite simple. I want to be physically, emotionally, and mentally be healthy this year. I want to overcome some of my internal issues like overthinking and being anxious about a lot of things. I also want to be more consistent in my jogging routine, hopefully I can do this at least 30 minutes per day.

I also want to enjoy every moment in my life, and to start living my life to the fullest. I know I have started doing this last year, but I still have anxiety attacks every once in a while. So I plan to avoid it as much as possible and to let go of the hurt, pain, and bitterness in my heart.

I guess to sum it all up, all I want is peace of mind.


Golden Year: 28 on the 28th


Today, I turn the same age as my birthdate which makes this year as my golden year. I never knew about this until my cousin told me a couple of days ago that that’s what it’s called and it all just clicked — this year has been really good to me so far. I know the first quarter of 2022 is only about to end, but I really felt that 2022 is going to be a year of redemption for me! I know that whatever it is that’s happening in my life right now, my successes and happiness is a result of everything I’ve worked hard for in the past years, but it’s still nice to think that the universe is conspiring enough for me to be as happy as I can be. Continue reading