Turning seventeen yesterday really made me think about where this year will take me. What will I do this year? What is it that I want to achieve? How will I achieve these goals and aspirations?
I look at the elderly people whom work at the supermarket where I work. I mean no disrespect to those who do but, I want a better life than that for myself and my future family. I want to work 9-3 every day and have weekends off. Even better I’d like to be my own boss, but that depends on which career path I choose to pursue. All that I really know right now is that my dreams and my aspirations need to be big, realistic and entirely my own.
I don’t really see the point in New Year’s Resolutions. Yes you have begun a new month, like normal however, the year seems to be different, woopee. I think making goals near your birthday, you are a year older, wiser and you now have a whole year to become more so. I only thought of this idea several days prior to the writing of this post, so why not.
Here are my aspirations and goals for the year of seventeen:
- Become fitter by eating well and exercising more. I want to be able to participate in sporting events (my safety and wellbeing may not be ensured doing so however that is beside the point I am getting at) and run after my cousins. Also looking fantastic in my formal dress wouldn’t so terrible either.
- Apply myself to my school work even more in previous years. I am no good at sports or arts so really, academics is all that is left for school. I actually really like school and learning so I am aiming to get subject prize (best marks throughout that subject) for at least two. A secret aspiration, that is apparently not all that secret, is I really want to be Dux (best marks throughout the grade) of the school. I don’t want to aim to high to prepare for disappointment however, if one does not aim high, one cannot achieve it.
- Stand my ground and stand up for myself and others. I hate confrontation of any sort which is something I want to change. If someone is rude to me, or another person I want them to know it is not okay. If someone doubts me I want to be able to say, “Sure I may not be able to do it, but at least I am giving it a go”. I want to be a bigger person, with a personality that screams kindness, optimism and confidence.
- Finally, believe in myself. I want to know, deep down in my core, that if I give something my all I will be able to do it. I need to believe that if I have the confidence to stand up, raise my hand and give something a chance, that it won’t disappoint me, it will fulfill my expectations and make me a better person because of it. If I didn’t exactly achieve what I wished to, I know that I will be disappointed however, I want to be able to say I gave it my all and the journey has made me a stronger more capable young woman.
These are my aspirations and goals for the year of seventeen, sure writing these down is a lot easier that actually doing them, but (#4) I believe that I can do them, I believe in myself. (Feel free the share any of your New Year goals.)