Last night I rang in the new year through the comfort of my own home. I haven’t done that in years, and honestly its the best I’ve felt in a really long time. I slept in much longer than I should have, but I’m going to promise to work on that. In order to prep for the future, I really need to assess my goals and shortcomings and take away from them in order to better reach success.
Here’s what we liked in 2017:
- Took Samie to his first Celtics game and had a blast.
- Traveled to Tahoe.
- Was asked to be a Brides maid for my best friend’s wedding.
- Started a writing project with Racki and Emily.
- Wrote a short film and got to be on set for the first time watching my work come to life.
- Samie came to visit for the first time.
- Went to Big Bear for the first time.
- Waved at Jason Segal.
- Watched the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history when the Patriots defeated the Falcons.
- Somehow managed to survive on my own.
What we didn’t like about 2017
- I didn’t meet any of my weight loss goals.
- I discovered I have an unhealthy relationship with food.
- I lost a friendship and discovered how cruel some people can be.
- I didn’t budget well and spent money I didn’t have.
- My foot really hurts but I’m too afraid to see a doctor about it because it might cost too much.
- I ignored my financial responsibilities.
- I drank way too much.
- Wasted too much time on social media.
So now that we have a few things up on the board, it’s time to set some new goals. Attainable goals.
- I will write more often. If not everyday than at least 4/7 days of the week. I can’t call myself a writer if I don’t actually do that.
- I will not live vicariously through other people’s social media accounts.
- I will attain a better understanding of food and develop a healthier relationship with it.
- I will not drink excessively.
- I will not drink and drive.
- I will create a healthy routine of cooking at home more often and exercising to boost my self esteem. I want to lose 30 pounds.
- I will pay off debt and stay ahead of my finances.
- I will boost my credit score.
- I will not double-book my engagements and keep better track of what I’m doing everyday.
- I will find a job and get out of the Cheesecake Factory.
- I will declutter my apartment.
- I will be open to love.
Self-awareness is half the battle and I no longer just want to sit in my own self-loathing. We are the masters of our own reality and if I can find a way to embrace that, then I know I can achieve my goals. I want to be a better me before I’m 30.