Like Calvin, I do believe I am perfect the way I am; however, there always something to ‘improve’ on and that is ultimately what my new resolutions is about. I tried to make my list not as conceited as the average Western world new years resolutions (lose weight, be more charitable, exercise more). Instead I think of it more of highlighted goals for the year that are specific–making them more achievable. Now, these goals aren’t some random out of the blue crap. It is rather a way to build on my current actions and make myself a stronger person (inside and outside). Part of it is based on those inner thoughts I had last year that urged me to do something and I pushed it aside to do something less productive. Now having a definite list makes it seem more realistic and something I cannot push to the side. I figured going in 2014 as a 19 year old is a good reason to create 19 goals for 2014.
- Learn how to cook sans premade/frozen meals.
- Smile more.
- Blog more about the small important things in my life. Capture them in writing instead of my short term memory. Write to embrace the important people and parts that make 2014 the way it is.
- Capture moments more often. Learn how to use my camera better!
- Learn how to manage my anxiety better.
- Sleep in less. Actually try and have a normal adult world sleep schedule.
- Be more absorbed in my classes and go to office hours (for real though).
- Try not to skip more than 2 classes per semester.
- Be a bit more ballsy socially.
- Start running. But really.
- Then.. Run a 2K and maybe perhaps a 5K (otherwise I can save that for my 2015 resolutions
- Get to know the people already in life better
- Read more.
- Learn to accept myself for who I am… strengths and weaknesses and all
- Do more yoga and find my inner balance and peace.
- Stretch more! This includes stretching out my muscles and stretching myself out to do things.
- Travel outside my community bubbles
- Join organizations (business fraternity, dance club?) on top on Net Impact, AXiD & DECA
- Prepare as much as possible for DECA 2014 that’s in WASHINGTON DC!
19 goals. 24 hours in a day. 7 days in a week. 365 in a year. Hopefully that is enough time to complete/live by 19 resolutions.
I recently read this article titled, “23 Things To Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You’re 23”. Normally, I don’t read these as they are usually written in an in-your-face-I-can-do-what-I-want tone. For whatever reason, I read this article, perhaps because I am 24 and not married and I was curious as to why 23 was the magic number. Unfortunately, the article is pretty much the same, lame advice for twenty-somethings, written by twenty-somethings whose sum total of advice is “17. Eat a Jar of Nutella is one sitting.” I didn’t think much about it until I saw at least 3 people repost it on Facebook.
I don’t know about you, but if the highlight of my life (outside of marriage???) before I’m 23 is to eat a jar of Nutella or “22. Be selfish” then I think marriage to anyone sounds pretty good.
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I liked Melissa McCarthy wayyy before everyone else obsessed over her in Bridesmaids. I have enjoyed Melissa’s humor since I was in 3rd? grade when I watched Gilmore Girls with my mother every day after school. She always exerts positivity and happiness through her roles in movies and tv shows. She also shows how comfortable she is being herself and in her own body. In society now in days, we look for skinny actresses to be casted in movies. There aren’t that many real full figured women who can make in on screen. They are usually made fun of or do not last long in Hollywood. Melissa McCarthy is always a fan favorite and people respect her and enjoy seeing her in films. Whether she’s Suki, the chef, in Gilmore Girls or the sister in law in Bridesmaids, she is fine being quirky. I feel like people, including myself, wish they could be like her in the sense of being more out of their shells.
I love watching films with Isla Fisher. She always is a quirky, humorous character that makes you smile. It wasn’t until recently that I found out that she is actually Australian. So besides being a great actress (in Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Bachelorette, etc) she also has a kickass fake American accent. Also her fashion style = <3.