I normally don’t do New Years resolutions. If you want to be a better person, it starts with the commitment to change your lifestyle and that comes from a deep internal desire to do better, not just because you feel like you should because it’s a new year.
I also already think that I’m a really great person, so I don’t need to make any goals to make myself better. I workout, I’m nice to people sometimes, and I also don’t like to spend too much time worrying about the future. That being said, I did decide to make some reasonable goals for things I want to accomplish by the end of this year.
Pet as many dogs as I can.
Get out of town at least once a month, leave the state at least twice this year.
Move out of my mom’s house.
Pay off my credit card bill, knockout 70% of my private loan, start tackling student debt.
Choose career path, pursue big kid jobs, find and apply to a Master’s program for 2017.
Work on my 2020 vision- (where I see myself by the year 2020)
Start planning for my next big adventure and setting aside funds.
Start seeing a therapist about my depression.
Cook more, go out to eat less.
Work on improving my Spanish.
In addition to these things, there are some things I started to do last year that I want to keep up with.
The most important change I made last year was to stop waiting for other people to make plans with me and just go and do stuff I want to do when I want to do it. I would never have made it around Europe if I had waited for someone else to go with me. Instead of waiting for someone to go to dinner with me, I go when I want to go. I learned to trust myself and enjoy my own company and that is something I hope I keep with me for the rest of my life.
In other news, my new years eve was somehow worse than last year. I was awake for 22 hours and I was working for 20 of them. Despite being surrounded by the great people I work with, it was definitely a new low for me, especially since last year I spent new year’s eve playing monopoly with my brother’s in the basement and going to bed at 11:15.