It’s true what they say, life only gets better with age.
Do one thing a day that genuinely makes me happy. You can call it my own little happiness project. It’s so easy to get caught up in the little things in life when each day is a gift. I sometimes tend to look at the glass half empty instead of half full, and I want to do one thing a day that makes me feel alive.
Book another life changing vacation. By the end of 2013, I resolve to have booked a trip to Europe. The month I spent in Europe was easily the best 4 weeks of my life. I started to really discover the person I was, and I’ve been dreaming of going back ever since. Although I don’t have the courage to quit my job and live abroad (yet), I can still travel the world. And I will
Respect and love myself. Without going into too much detail, 2012 has been a year where I continue to discover who I truly am. It was the first year I was single for 12 months straight, and my first year being single after 5 years with the same guy. I learned a lot. I made mistakes. I realized what I’m looking for in a friend, a colleague, and a partner. I realized that you have to respect and love yourself before anyone can love you.
Lose weight. It’s cliché, I know. But I have made so much progress in the last year, I’m down 20 pounds from where I was at this point last year and I still have a-ways to go, but I want to lose another 20 by January 2014. I want to take Weight Watchers seriously, and really start eating the right foods that will fuel my body.
Do one active thing a day. Whether it’s going for a walk with my friends, playing tennis with my family, or just doing crunches in my bedroom – I want to do something active that strengthens my body every single day.
Drink more water and less soda. I’m not a big coffee person and I hate tea, so I always count on Diet Coke for my daily source of caffeine. I really want to slow down on the Diet Cokes (well, I don’t want to – but I probably should. 2 extra large Diet Cokes with breakfast & lunch aren’t doing me any favors…) and I don’t drink nearly enough water, sooo time to make some changes!
Be more organized in all aspects of life. Life is so much better when everything is organized. The feeling of a clean room, a manageable workload, and a spotless apartment is like no other. I need to get off my ass and keep things clean!
At the end of 2013, I don’t want to look back with any regrets. I want to be out of my comfort zone and take chances. I want to do something completely out of the norm, something I would never do, and just dive in headfirst. I want to live young and wild and most importantly, free.
(Thanks for the motivation, Wiz.)
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