Hello 2018. You are welcomed with open arms and motivated spirits. Happy New Year’s Day everyone!
We are now a little over a week into 2018 and I am feeling great about this new year. I’ve already accomplished quite a bit during this first week. Even though 2018 is off to a good start-doesn’t mean it will stay that way.
Hence, creating my New Year’s resolutions.
I’m not typically the type of person to create new resolutions each year. I thought this year I will give it a go and see what happens.
This year I am going to be in the same place for the whole year. The last couple years I was moving, transferring schools, doing this or that. This is my year to stay put and work on my goals. Goals that I can obtain if I work hard enough.
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1. Develop my Faith
This year I really want to take the time to attend church, attend bible studies, and work with my faith on my own as well. I have already started on this goal by reserving Sundays just for the Lord. So, I will not be working on Sundays, I have rearranged my work schedule so I am able to go to church. I wanted to give myself every opportunity I had to attend church and develop my faith.
2. Drink more water
This goal doesn’t just apply to drinking more water, but to put effort into bettering my health. Being vegan doesn’t always been being super healthy. I am going to take this year to really develop my knowledge on eating a plant based diet-the healthy way.
I now also have no excuses because my apartment just opened up the gym that is actually closer than my mailbox!
3. Work Harder
By the time December of 2017 rolled around I was getting lazy. Not just with my schoolwork, but with my life as well. I was tired from the year and just wanted a solid break. I spent this past year moving across the country and preparing to move.
This year I want that new year motivation to stick with me throughout the whole year. I want to work harder at making my blog/Youtube/Etsy etc better. I want to really put the work in so I can see the results I want.
4. Be Consistent
Something I am really excited to do is regularly upload to all my social media. I often find myself making lists and thinking of ideas that I want to do-but not doing them. (See #3). I want to spend this year putting out something every single week. Ideally it would be one blog post, one video and one instagram post every week. My smaller goal is to do at least one of those a week.
5. Focus on school
Like I had said before, I will be in Maine for all of this year. School can become tough when you are planning to move, or in the process of moving.
I am grateful to be in one spot this year. I would like to see my gpa higher and take the time to really learn the material. Especially if I’m paying out of state fees to go, I better learn something!
I used to volunteer a lot when I was in high school. I want to be able to give my time to those in need. I’m not quite sure about what I’d like to do yet, but volunteering is one this I will be doing this year.
7. Start working on my big career goal
If you didn’t know, my big career goal is to become a dentist. There are a lot of steps in doing so and lots of hard work to put into it. This goal also plays along with #3 and #5. I wanted a specific goal for this one.
I want to spend the time studying for the dental exam for dental school. Really looking into what dental schools require and where I would want to go.
8. Work on my book
When I was 18, my senior project was to create a product. I had just celebrated my one year vegan anniversary so I wanted to do something that involved being vegan. I created a 175 page book all about having a happy and healthy vegan lifestyle. Unfortunately I chose a company that charged a lot per page, so they book ended up being $65. This year I would love to use a different program so I am able to sell the book at a more reasonable price.
9. Expand my knowledge
I’ve mentioned having a Youtube account and an Etsy shop. I own a Canon rebel camera that I barely understand how to use. So, I want to learn how to manually use my camera-not just on auto feature. I want to learn more about Etsy and how I can market myself. Learning more about what I enjoy doing will make it easier for me to do it. I just recently learned how to put an overlay in my YouTube video and I was pumped to see that it had worked.
10. Be Happy
As cliche as this sounds, I want to make a conscious effort into becoming a more happy person. I usually lean on the side of positivity, but sometimes I can just be real negative. I think that goals 1-9 will also help me achieve this one.
Ok, so those are my resolutions for 2018. I’ll keep you guys updated along the way on how I do. I hope everyone is having a great start to this new year.
Let me know what some of your resolutions are!