Here’s to a New Year of Goals!

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Making My Resolutions

Step One: Acknowledge Where YOU Want to Improve

In the past year, I have seen the power of writing something into existence.
No, I don’t mean literally… Because I would totally have found a Unicorn by now… happy unicorn

What I mean is that writing down your goals/ambitions and posting them adds another level of accountability. It’s a good way to track progress and actually follow through on them. Once it goes public you have a bigger support base of friends, family and readers to cheer you on.

It is very easy to give up, but this year I am determined to really work on me.

Last year I spent a majority of my time taking care of other people, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. But if I wasn’t working as an in home Caregiver after surgeries and hospital stays, then I was being an emotional support and a volunteer house ‘mom’ of sorts.

Losing my job in 2015 was a major blessing in disguise. I wouldn’t have been able to be the help that my family needed through our very tough year. I intentionally put myself lower on my list of priorities, but now I think it is time to change that. This year I am making a point to take care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. You name it, I’m working on it.


Step Two: Document your Goals

1. Truly Start my Career

Near the middle-ish of 2015, I let this long job search really get to me. I began to question if I really was any good at writing or creating things. I had no real confidence in myself.

Unemployment had me frustrated and upset. But in 2016 I am coming at this job search with renewed vigor. Though I am still developing my voice, I have definitely grown as a writer since graduation. I’m done questioning that fact. It’s time to cheer myself on and work hard to build my best career path.

I love writing and am ready to really share my talent.
Corporate America Look Out!


2. Expand my Mind

Ok, so this one is still pretty general. Basically, I want to keep challenging my mind. After I graduated I had lost my excitement to learn. I think it faded into the background during the YOU NEED A JOB panic. Recently I have acknowledged that in order to feel fulfilled I need to keep learning. It took me some time to realize that it didn’t just end with school.

This year I will keep plugging away at learning Javascript and getting better with my web coding. I will read to give my mind an escape from the real world, and I will read to stay connected with it. I will give myself time to meditate and day-dream, and time to have meaningful and deep conversations.

I have found my enthusiasm for learning again and I am beyond excited!


3. Get Healthy and Feel Good

I want to eat better and exercise more.

My first step is to find a fun way to work out so I don’t think of it as a chore. I’m positive this is the reason I never follow through with my standard ‘Exercise and Diet’ resolution. I like my body don’t get me wrong, but I want a few less pounds to carry around. I want to love what I see in the mirror EVERY time I look and not just when my eyeliner is on point. 😛


4. Create and Strengthen Meaningful Relationships

Quality over QuantityI really am done making an effort to keep friends around that don’t return that same amount or any effort at all. It is exhausting. This year I am going to really cultivate the relationships that mean the most to me.

Of course I won’t hide from society. I love meeting new people and opening my mind to their ideas, but I am not going to kill myself trying to hold onto friends who simply don’t care.


5. All the Literal Stuff

I have other nit-picky things I want to do this year too, like post to my blog twice a week, move out of my parents house…again, go to more concerts and live music events, crochet/craft more and maybe open an Etsy shop… little things of that nature.


Step Three: Follow Through and Update You Guys 🙂


So, those are my resolutions.
Overall I just want to take better care of myself, in every aspect of my life.

What are some of your resolutions?!


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3 thoughts on “#NewYearNewME

  1. It’s great to see this renewed vigor for taking care of yourself! Putting your priorities on the back-burner while selfless can take a huge toll if you can’t get back to being who you are and pursuing what you want to pursue. I’m really excited to see what this year has to offer.

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