“New year, new me” is the phrase that I have heard so many times before. The new year is looked at as a fresh start to a new life, new beginnings, and a new you. I have decided this year will be my year. There are goals that I am determined to achieve and stop at nothing to reach them.
- Getting a B in A&P II
- Losing at least 5 pounds per month for the rest of this year
- Go on a vacation in the fall
- Get into my program at school
- Get out of debt, ie credit card and student loan
I want to at least make a B in A&P because this past semester I made a C. I can work harder, focus more, and I believe more in myself this semester than I do last. I have learned that time management is important and necessary to achieve the grades I need and want. I will make that happen.
Losing at least 5 pounds a month. I got on the scale this morning and I weigh 221 lbs. That should be how much a 6’1 version of me should weigh at the top of the weight chart. I graduated high school 13 years ago at 149 lbs and I want to make that a reality. I am 31 years old, single, and really interested in someone and I know that shedding some pounds will make my confidence more secure. I love my laugh, personality, my caring and tender heart, and I am loyal to a fault – my weight is my obstacle to making me love myself 110%. In just a years time, I will be able to be just a little away from my goal of 150 lbs again.
Going on a vacation. I haven’t been on a vacation since 2016 and I went with my friend Lisa to Savannah, Georgia. It was a good trip but not what I had envisioned. I had wanted a girls trip of bars and shopping – but her mom went so we had more of a relaxed and slow vacation. This year I hope to go to the beach, spend my days in the sun with a beverage and sand in my shorts. I want to take my friend Brittany and her daughter to the beach and have a girls getaway with relaxation, putt putt, and dinners at touristy locales.
Getting into my program at school. This one is going to be harder than all the rest. I am going to have to spend many hours observing, going to conferences, making sure I get letters of recommendation, and busting butt to make sure I score well. I already have a list of facilities to observe and people in mind to write a letter of recommendation.
Getting out of debt. I have to pay down my credit card first, then work on my student loan, and finally, my car. I am going to use my handy, dandy knowledge of the Dave Ramsey program, snowball my payments, and hopefully be out of credit card and school loans by the end of the year. Next year will be dedicated to my car and once finished, I will be throwing every extra cent into savings for a down payment into a car and also my moving fund/furniture fund.
I know that is a lot to accomplish in a year – but I believe in myself and I know that I will make the decisions necessary to achieve them. I am kind. I am smart. I am important.