I’m finally starting the Daily Post Post-A-Week project, it might be a little late, but whatever.
Topic 11: What do you want to be remembered for?
I would like to be remembered as being an all around good person. I’d like to strive to be as accepting and kind as I can, and even charitable. I would like to be remembered for giving all that I can to whoever and whatever I can. I want to be remembered for being the best that I can in whatever profession I choose. I want to be remembered for being the best person I can be.
So the new year began seven days ago, and I still have yet to start most of my resolutions. I’ve never taken them very seriously, but this year I feel like I need to get my act together. I’m now considered an “adult” in society and I think that it’s about time I started acting like one.
The resolutions I came up with this year were:
- Write more. I have yet to pick up a pen and my journal and this is my first blog of the new year, so I think you can guess how that’s going. I’ve always loved writing and at one point I even considered becoming a journalist. However I haven’t really done much writing. All of my teachers in high school have told me time and time again what a talented writer I am and that if I apply myself I could be really spectacular. But I never have any inspiration. That’s what writers need right? That’s what drives the creative. I just need to find something to continuously inspire me I guess.
- Eat healthy. I’ve been trying, but it’s hard to go from eating junk all the time to eating healthy. What do you expect? I’m a college student. But I’ve decided to start buying more fruits and vegetables, taking advantage of the kitchen in my dorm building to cook my meals instead of scarfing a bag of chips, and (maybe) going to the gym more. I like running. I miss running. I just can’t find it in myself to go to the gym every day. I also need to ride my bike more. My parents bought me a really nice cruiser for school and I’ve only ridden it three times in the last four months. *Note to self: Get off your ass and ride the damn thing!* I feel like once I start eating healthier I can begin to make better choices like exercising and riding my bike to class instead of driving.
- Get rid of things I don’t need. This is the one resolution that I have started. I’ve already taken a bunch of clothes I never wear to Plato’s Closet and Goodwill, and I was planning on taking more soon. I have also been sorting through the infinite amount of books that I brought with me to school. I was planning on selling the ones in good condition online and taking the rest to a used bookstore. I have so much stuff that I simply do not have the space for and never use that can easily be donated. If there is one resolution I keep, it will be this one.
- Wake up earlier. Sleeping in until 11 or 12 every day would be fine if I had afternoon classes. However, this semester (much like last semester) I could only find morning classes. 8 o’clock in the morning classes. Monday through Friday. So I kind of need to wake up and go to class. Missing class sucks, especially when you only have that class only one or two times a week.
These are my 2011 resolutions and I plan on keeping them, seeing as they’re more serious than the resolutions I’ve made in past years (stop biting my nails, get a summer job, etc.) as those all kinda failed eventually.
As I’ve said many times this past month, I want to blog more. So I’ve decided to blog at least once a week via The Daily Post.
I know it will be a challenge, seeing how I’m hardly inspired to do anything and I’m quite lazy, but it could also be fun and it gives me something to do.
If you already read my blog, which I’m assuming you do, I’d appreciate encouragement along the way in the form of likes and comments and lots of feedback.
I’ve obviously given up on the Reveb 10 project. I felt that the prompts were basically the same thing over and over and they didn’t exactly challenge me as a writer. It was more of a challenge to WANT to do them everyday than to come up with something to write about. Every prompt had the same format: “What was something in 2010? What was important about it? What about that same something in 2011?” And I swear, there were two or three prompts were about my New Years resolutions. I can only answer the same question so many times!
If I want to set a resolution for myself I will, but I don’t need to write about it five times. I want to write more, so I will. I want to stop making unnecessary purchases, so I will. I want to wake up in the morning, so I will. I don’t need to write about it, I need to do it, which I will.
No more prompts for me, I just don’t care enough to write about what some random author wants me to write about.
Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.
I was happy here. I am happy. I strive to always have a smile on my face, because one smile can make anyone’s day.
This picture was taken by my friend Leslie at the beach by school. This day we walked down to the abandoned buildings of Fort Ord then to the beach just to take pictures and play in the ocean.
I’m a happy person, and this picture shows it. And even when I’m not in the best of moods I will still smile at complete strangers and friends because I believe everyone should have the chance to feel joy.
What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead?
Every moment that I spend with my family. Every moment that I spend with my good friends. Every moment that I spend with my fantastic boyfriend, Josh. I’m thankful to have people like these in my life and I know that if anything ever gets tough I can turn to all of them and all of them will have my back.
Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why?
If I ever had the chance to change my name, I would stick with Zoë. I like my name, and everyone I know likes my name. Why would I want to change it?