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.