Seeing as it’s January 1st, I figured I’d reflect on the past year, and look towards what is to come in 2014. The past six months have been huge for me. At the end of the summer, after a lot of thought and discussion, Billy and I decided to end our relationship. We were together for two years, and went through unimaginable milestones and hardships through our time together, and we were next to each other every step of the way. There was no fight or falling out, we just decided that it was time for us to move on as individuals rather than as a couple.
I took advantage of being a single college girl. I went to parties, I met new guys, and I had fun with my friends. I did this because I believed this was what I “should” be doing as a 19-year-old girl in college. But this wasn’t what I wanted to be doing. I enjoy being healthy, I enjoy having low-key Friday nights with my friends, and I enjoy keeping to myself. Going out every now and then is always a good time, but I didn’t like making it a routine.
I had been dating here and there, but I wasn’t hitting it off with anyone. I figured after coming out of a long relationship, I wasn’t looking for anyone serious, but I never turned down a date. My roommate, Marlena, ended up fixing me up with her friend, Josh, and we went on a date and completely hit it off right from the beginning. We have been dating for a few months now, and I’m as happy as can be :).
As far as looking forward to this year, I don’t like to make “resolutions” for the new year. I feel this phrase has a negative connotation, and I end up setting my standards too high for myself, only causing disappointment. I’m going to go through each aspect of my life, and set goals for myself that are realistic, attainable, and exciting.
1. Be on track to graduate a year early (currently doing!).
2. Get a position in my department assisting with research.
3. Apply and interview for internships this summer.
4. Apply to scholarships.
5. Get a GPA that is my personal best (above a 3.7).
1. Run farther and faster.
2. PR at every race (especially my half).
3. Incorporate more strength training.
4. Go to yoga more often.
5. Don’t cancel a spin class when I sign up.
1. Eat more balanced meals.
2. Spread out my snacking.
3. Eliminate most/all GMO’s from my refrigerator (pricey but worth it).
4. Go to the farmers market as often as possible.
5. Experiment more in the kitchen.
1. Visit my grandparents more often.
2. Make play dates with Jack and Jane even if I’m not babysitting them.
3. Find a positive spin on everything.
4. Stop complaining.
5. Begin freelance work.
I urge you all to create goals for yourselves. Whether big or small, everything counts towards living a happier, healthier lifestyle, which I’m all about
Now, I don’t have definite plans for the entire year, but here is an overview of exciting things I’ll be doing in 2014.
January: Weekend away, winter class, spring semester starts.
March: Alternate spring break to Moore, Oklahoma (!!!), Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon in D.C.
May: My sophomore/junior year ends, potential internship begins
June: My 20th birthday, potential internship
July: Potential internship
August: Potential internship ends, family vacation to Banff and Lake Louise in Canada, junior/senior year begins (SCARY)
This is all I know of so far, but I will be keeping you all updated more often than not. Here’s to a healthy and happy year, and if you haven’t already, I urge you to make the plunge towards becoming the best version of yourself!
- What are your goals for 2014?
- Do you agree with setting “New Years Resolutions”, or do you find them silly?
- Any fun plans coming up this year?
As always, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org