New Years Resolutions…an Attempt.

Well, it’s that time of year again. I’ve always wanted to blog, so I can check off one of my resolutions right now….six days late! Better late than never, right? I do have a good excuse, which is I’ve only been home for a day because of holiday traveling. Right now in Michigan there’s a terrible snow storm, so I’m stuck in my house for a little while, so why not get the ball rolling and start a blog? I don’t really know what I’m going to write about – maybe topics that pop up in my mind that make me angry or excited. I was really thinking about blogging my pastor’s sermons and sharing my thoughts. I may still do that.

For now I will start this new blog with the most talked about (and probably the most overused) topic of January. New Years Resolutions. Where every woman in America will pay oodles of money to get on weight watcher’s even with the Christmas debt still looming over their heads. Where every student will say, “This new semester is going to be better! I will study harder, join a club, even make a difference on my campus!” Probably a week later they forget what their goal was, let alone what assignment they forgot to do the night before. How about the biggest contradiction of the year many people say – I resolve to not make a resolution this year! Okay, but you just made a resolution. So you already failed. Gold star for you for trying to be a hipster.

I never thought I would be this person, but I actually made resolutions this year. One is to become a morning person. I know it sounds weird, but I hate being a night owl (as I type this at 10:30 P.M.). I hate waking up late and half of the day is over. So, I’m going to attempt waking up every morning at 8 A.M. and get some breakfast and exercise to keep me awake. Followed by a huge cup of coffee. Is it suicide? Probably, but I want to be an early riser. The early bird does catch the worm, you know. I also want to start to spend more time with God. This one I know is pretty cliche for many Christians, but it is so important. My problem is my laziness. There, I said it. Most of the time I just want to lay around and do nothing and watch television. I could watch marathons of Parks and Recreation all day, every day. Yet I do not want to waste my life. I’m twenty one. The laziness stops here. There’s time to sleep when we’re dead and in heaven, although I don’t think we’ll need sleep…..but you get the picture. I also want to develop my photography skills and become better. Being successful comes with dedication and hard work, with a sprinkle of talent and a heap of passion. Not everything comes handed to you on a silver platter. I also want to travel and see places and experience life. This one’s a little far-fetched, but it’s still on my list.

So I only have a few, but I feel like a huge list would be overwhelming and unrealistic. I tried not drinking pop at all, but that failed the first day. I really need some motivation. Slowly but surely I will stop. Not yet. But eventually. Alright, I’m going to stop now – be on the lookout for more soon! Hopefully I’ll be true to my list and strive for what I want in life with determination and passion, Lord help me.

Em

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