As you all know I’ve been doing things to help better myself. I’m unhappy and the only thing that turn that around is me – by taking steps to better my physical, mental and spiritual self. I need to do things with this life I’m given.
2016 is going to be a big year for me, if I get 2015 straight. I want to be healthy, educated, cultured, and a good mom, but that doesn’t come with what I’ve been doing. I keep saying this and that and x and y are stopping me from accomplishing things I want. My main goals BEFORE 2016 begins big and small.
- Loose 20 pounds though diet and exercise (not starvation or drugs)
This one is not to be confused with mainly losing weight superficially. I need to lose it for my health so I can be a good example for Ivy and to be able to be more lively with her hence why I got surgery 11 days ago to remove an abnormal bone growth from my ankle.
- Do something new every week(end)
This I stole from a friend. She moved to Denver (which is a lot more fun that Russellville), and made this goal for the summer.
- Get all As and Bs in my classes
- Read one book every month
- Be more social
I’m naturally a outgoing social person, but I start off in the back – to observe and evaluate. Then I warm up and you can’t shut me up.
This one is going to be hard. I’m going to slowly transition, since there is a lot of animal products in my home. From not on I will only purchase vegan friendly food, shampoo, lotion, ect. I will miss cheese, but I will do it.
- Get a real job
- Learn to ride a bike
- Learn to run
- Continue veganism
- Get a new car
- Get my own place
- Start dating
- Make long lasting friends
- Take chances
In order to make room in my life for a newborn, I moved out of my apartment. By doing so, I obviously had to pack a lot of stuff and imagine this…unpack!
I look at moving as an excellent opportunity to purge on unnecessary items. Use it or loose it! My rule of thumb: if I haven’t used it the past two years it’s gone. Sorry, size 0 dress I only wore 3 times. Goodbye broken china plate, I really don’t have the time or the talent to make you into a mosiac. Goodbye useless childhood school crap. I’m pretty sure I know the scientific method by now…
But yes… I have saved all my school crap from 4th to 9th grade (when I dropped out). Of course, most of it was pure crap that I finally got had the courage to let go of, but I did find some gems! Mostly my poetry books.
Believe it or not, I was skilled award winning ‘poet’ by the time I entered high school. I wanted to go to Harvard to be a poet. Ambitious, but at the time that where my life was headed. I stopped writing because one day I had a writer’s block, and I think I never truly broke past it. I became happy and writing was always a way to put my teenage angst-y, slightly morbid feelings towards something vaguely positive.
Even as I was going through the lot today, I was embarrassed by multiple things I read. I seriously felt sorry for myself, which I’m sure will happen in two years when I re-read all of these…but, I did stumbled on something dated from 2001 that really made me smile. It was called Mission Statement. I’m unsure if it was just past me talking to future me or if it was supposed to be a form of poetry or spoken word, but when I read it, I thought to myself, “Good for you! You did okay!”
After all my trials and tribulations, even after all my tests of character and the measure of my resilience. I can honestly say, I didn’t stray too far from my life’s mission statement.