I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, and is prepared for an awesome start to the new year! I apologize for being M.I.A. lately; between finals, work, and a quick visit home to catch up with friends and family, I have barely had time to sit down and write. I’ll catch you up real fast…
The last two weeks of the semester were unexpectedly awful. Sure, they usually are, but I was not prepared to be so stressed out! Don’t worry, I survived. Then it was off to KC to finally spend more than 48 hours at home, woohoo! Christmas was wonderful, one of my best yet, and I rang in the new year with some of my best friends. It was so great to catch up with everyone, and cuddle with my dogs of course. As always, it flew by way too quickly, and I’m back to reality. It stinks being an adult and having a job, because you don’t get to stay home for a whole month, even though classes are still a couple weeks away. So here I am!
And similar to last year, I thought I could write out a massive list of all the things that I hope to accomplish in 2017, but I changed my mind. Sure, there are tons of things I would like to accomplish, but I’m trying something a little bit different this year. I am going to share with you today two things, only two, of what I have decided to be the most important things I want to focus on this year. I have decided the reason my goals slip away from me when they do is because I attempt too many things at one time. Its more tempting to give up when you’re overwhelmed. So I have chosen two focuses, one very specific and one very broad, and everything else will fall in place as baby steps.
- Spend more time on campus. This may seem very small, and it is, but it is something that I want to try and do this semester. I go to a school with a beautiful campus, and since I’ve moved off of it, I barely see it anymore! I have gotten into such a routine of taking the bus as close to the start of class as I can, and the first one back when its over. And then I come home, plop down on the couch, and watch tv until it is time to go to work. Then when I get home I have a billion and five things that need to be done. I will (hopefully) be much more productive if I spend more time on campus, so I am going to do just that.
- Be selfish. Not in the sense that I only think of myself and nobody else constantly. Selfish in the sense that I put myself first when its reasonable. I have talked about this before, probably multiple times, but this is the year I really put it into action. I’m at a time in my life where I really need to make decisions based on my happiness, because I cannot please everyone. At the end of the day, you’re the only one truly there for yourself. No one is going to be around for the rest of your life except for you, and with some exceptions of course, you should ask yourself if this is what YOU want to do. Is this making YOU happy? And if you have to think twice about it, its not worth it. I need to learn to take care of myself this year.
So there you have it! The two things I am going to focus my energy towards in the next few months. I also have some exciting things coming soon on the blog, so stay tuned!
365 blank pages. 365 chances to be the best you yet.
Happy New Year, make it a good one :)