New Year's Resolutions

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A sunrise seems appropriate for a New Year's Resolution post, lol

I rarely make New Year's Resolution, and if I do, it's no more than a couple. I don't like making promises to myself. But this year, I actually have 5 New Year's Resolutions. I'm really excited for all of them and I can't wait for the New Year to begin!

1. Volunteer Once a Month - I used to volunteer a lot and when I first came to DC, but it stopped when I graduated from grad school. I would like to do this again because it meant a lot to me knowing that I was making a difference in someone's life. I will probably volunteer at a library since I know libraries struggle with staffing, and I will put my very much unused Master's degree to good use (I have a Master's in Library Science...don't recommend anyone do that, lol).
2. Get an Instagram - This seems pretty trivial, but given the fact that it took so long to get a blog, followed by a Twitter, followed by a Youtube Channel, followed by a Facebook page (today, I finally made a Facebook page), getting an Instagram will actually be a challenge.
3. Become a Certified Personal Trainer - The best gift I got this year was from my mom; she paid for an NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer course so that I can get certified this year. I'm really excited because I can actually start working at gyms, which has been a goal of mine for the last 6 years.
4. Meditate Daily - Meditation changes me. I am more calm, patient, and gentle. When I don't meditate, I become a bit more stressed and my life feels hectic. I know my days don't change when I meditate, but I feel more mentally prepared when I meditate. I feel happier and my life is just more joyful. I want to meditate everyday this year so that I can feel as happy and joyful as possible. 
5. Get More Social - I'm pretty open about it, I was in bullied in high school and in college (yup, it happens). Because of it, I have difficulty meeting new people for fear of not liking me. I have been trying to overcome this for a good part of my young adult life, and I want to finally conquer this (the blog was actually part of overcoming this). I have a goal of meeting new people at least twice a month, if not weekly (it can get pretty busy at work, so I know going out weekly isn't possible all the time).

So that's it. I have a few challenges scatter here and there to accomplish more mini goals for myself like reading more and writing poetry again, but those are the five main goals I have. What are your New Year's Resolutions?

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