Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year, New Me!

New year, new me!

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2014 is going to be MY year. I can feel it. I just started blogging last month, and I can honestly say it's the best decision I've made. I am constantly learning new things. Throughout high school I really haven't been able to "find myself". It sounds kind of weird but looking back on 2013 as well as the rest of the years, I've tried so many different sports, tested out various clothing styles, and tried to fit in with people. I'm so tired of trying to make other people happy. Blogging has given me an outlet to not only express myself, but I'm also gradually finding myself in the process.

Looking forward to 2014, I can already tell it's going to be a big year. I have some major decisions to make that will impact the rest of my life. Until May, my life will pretty much consist of college scholarship applications, college decisions, golf, and career paths. After that it will be dorm decorations, moving out of the house, and my first semester of college. It's going to be a pretty big year. What happens over the next 5 months will ultimately determine who I will marry, where I will live, and what job field I'll be in for the rest of my life. I know, I know, I'm being extremely dramatic. I mean, I'm in high school, how can I feel like my life's already on the decline?! I just hope that everything will fall into place over the next few months. I think blogging will give me a better sense of who I am as a person and what I want to accomplish during the rest of my life. With that said, I am making some major changes this year. And no. It's not going to be the average resolution which lasts approx. 2 days. I want to actually keep them as long as I can so we'll see how that goes!



Less No's and More Yes's
This is one of my main resolutions. I'll have another post on what this actually means later! I'm definitely the type-A personality, usually uptight about things, but with it being my last semester of high school, I've decided to let loose a little bit and start saying yes more. There's no telling what I have miss out on because I say no too often.  

Stop Procrastinating 
This one's a biggy. I want to finish up high school strong, and in order to do that I need to organize all of my priorities with school, graduation, golf, college, etc.

Golf At Least 3 Times A Week
With everything going on, I find myself making up excuses on why I can't golf, and it's really starting to catch up to me; especially with the season starting in February.

Less Talking, More Listening
Pretty self explanatory. People have so much knowledge, and the only way to get it is to open your ears and listen. I need all the advice I can get!

Less Planning, More Doing
I am a planner. You'd think it would be a good thing, but it's actually a curse. I try to plan every aspect of my life and end up getting setting my unrealistic expectations too high. They don't get met, so I feel like I've failed.

Less Coffee, More Tea
As you know, I have a slight iced coffee addiction, so this year I'm going to start drinking more tea to cleanse my body. I don't mean quitting cold turkey, cause there is no way I'm going to commit to that. There are just some days when I NEED my caffeine. I'm just going to limit myself. Fingers crossed!

Less Complaining, More Encouraging
I need to stop complaining about things I can't control. This includes the weather, my plans, other peoples attitudes, etc. 

Less Frowning, More Smiling
I have been told countless times that I have a tendency to walk with a frown on my face. I don't mean to, I guess it's just a habit. I'm not mad or anything, I guess I'm just thinking. So I need to make a conscious effort to smile more which I hope will not only make me optimistic, but encourage others as well.

Less Insecurity, More Confidenc
I have spend almost the last 17 years of my life caring what other people think about me, and while it's important to build a good reputation, I am extremely self conscious. I need to start doing what makes me happy instead of what makes everybody else happy.

Less Spending, More Saving
Ahh. This is probably going to be the hardest to uphold. But with starting a new semester, it's a must. 

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Stay Classy!