New Year, New Changes

It’s January 4 and I’m already not off to a good start on my resolutions for this year. Now I usually don’t make resolutions because I’ve never really stuck with them but this year will be different. (I say this every time I make resolutions but I promise I mean it this time.)

The year 2018 will be the year I accomplish many of my goals and I think by writing them down in many places I can exceed them. So here they are, my list of resolutions for 2018:

1. Start writing more frequent blog posts and develop a following for it

This includes writing posts at least once a week. I want to learn more about SEO and making posts readable for people. I also need to share my writing even if it terrifies me. (I mean if I don’t share it then how can I expect people to read it…)

2. Be a more positive and optimistic person

I sometimes find myself looking at life through a very negative lens. I want to focus 2018 on the positive aspects of my life. I aim to focus on deepening the relationships I have already developed. I hope to overcome challenges that may pop up without being spastic like I know I can be.

3. Find and complete my semester long internship for Media Fellows

I am required to to do this to graduate so I kind of have to complete this one. However, I want to find and internship in something that interests me so I learn everything I can about what I might want to do someday. This may include doing something with sports or social media. I may also go back to what I wanted to do in high school and do broadcast journalism.

4. Develop a workout regime and stick with it

I sometimes get in the habit of working out but then it drops away when I get busy with other aspects of my life. As a result, I lose all of my progress that I developed. I found myself having much more energy last summer when I was exercising on a regular basis. I will go to the gym five times a week but I will also recognize when I need my rest days. They say it takes 66 days to form a habit and developing a workout routine is one that I want to develop and stick to.

5. Save $1000 dollars

I think this will be the hardest to complete. By saving this money, I will have it for rainy days or if I find myself wanting to invest in a hobby. I’ve always wanted to develop my photography skills and by saving money I have the option to buy new equipment to advance my skills.

I’m keeping this list small to make it easier to accomplish everything I want to do. 2018 is going to be a great year for me. I am going to focus on completing my goals as well becoming a better version of myself in the process. I can’t wait for the year to come.

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