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:

  1. Took Samie to his first Celtics game and had a blast.
  2. Traveled to Tahoe.
  3. Was asked to be a Brides maid for my best friend’s wedding.
  4. Started a writing project with Racki and Emily.
  5. Wrote a short film and got to be on set for the first time watching my work come to life.
  6. Samie came to visit for the first time.
  7. Went to Big Bear for the first time.
  8. Waved at Jason Segal.
  9. Watched the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history when the Patriots defeated the Falcons.
  10. Somehow managed to survive on my own.

What we didn’t like about 2017

  1. I didn’t meet any of my weight loss goals.
  2. I discovered I have an unhealthy relationship with food.
  3. I lost a friendship and discovered how cruel some people can be.
  4. I didn’t budget well and spent money I didn’t have.
  5. My foot really hurts but I’m too afraid to see a doctor about it because it might cost too much.
  6. I ignored my financial responsibilities.
  7. I drank way too much.
  8. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. I will not live vicariously through other people’s social media accounts.
  3. I will attain a better understanding of food and develop a healthier relationship with it.
  4. I will not drink excessively.
  5. I will not drink and drive.
  6. 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.
  7. I will pay off debt and stay ahead of my finances.
  8. I will boost my credit score.
  9. I will not double-book my engagements and keep better track of what I’m doing everyday.
  10. I will find a job and get out of the Cheesecake Factory.
  11. I will declutter my apartment.
  12. 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.