Thursday, January 3, 2013

My 2013 Goals

     I don't make New Years resolutions because I don't believe that they work for most people. Sometimes they do so I'm not really against them. However, I don't believe they work for me. Goals work for me. On Monday, I posted the winner of my contest. Brett Minor and Kianwi both get to pick two topics for me to write about, since I felt bad that they did not with the venus fly trap contest.

     This is what Brett said:
"I have a topic for you.

I am not big on New Year's Resolution, however, I do like to set goals for myself. Goals help to keep me on track to pursue something I want. Entering into this new year, what are some things you would like to accomplish this year?

Be realistic, but ambitious."

     This is actually one of the posts I'm really excited to write about. I've mentioned things that I want to do before but I've never really mentioned all of my goals. Or that many of my goals, honestly, so I guess its time to do that now.

  • I want to get my highschool diploma from my online school this year. It has been a struggle to do without a good printer and without having anyone who can help me with math. But I am determined to get it before the year is out.
  • When getting my highschool diploma, I am absolutely determined to keep the 4.0 GPA that I have now. I may not be able to be proud of graduating with a class or having all sorts of highschool memories, but damnit, I'm going to be proud of my grades.
  • I will move out of my mom's house sometime this year. Along with my three cats, my rabbit, and my puppy.
  • On that note, I will be financially independent this year. I absolutely refuse to be like some people in my family who live off of each other and take each other's money.
  • I will finally get my driver's license. I have my permit now but I'm going to be able to drive on my own so I won't have to rely on people for rides anymore.
  • I will donate at least 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. I already have plans in motion for this but I'll write about that when I do the first step, probably sometime later this month.
  • I will look into charity work and donate at least one day a week of my time to a good cause. I'm open to suggestions for what kind of charity work to do.
  • I will make a page with a complete list of things that I have to do before opening the daycare. Mostly because it will make it easier to update people on my progress, but also because it will help me keep up with my progress.
  • On that list, I will cross at least two different things off of it at some point this year. I would like to make that number higher than two, but I have to be realistic with money.
  • I will try my best not to get another concussion because as I learned in 2012, they really really suck. My head is actually still very sensitive. I've bumped it a few times and with the way it affected me, I was scared I would have to go back to the doctor. No more of that, please.
  • At the end of this year, I will write a post complete with full updates on everything that I have completed this year.

     Nothing too exciting, honestly, but its all things that will make me proud of myself. I'll probably randomly include updates of my progress but as I said, I'll do a post at the end of this year for the goals that I've completed. I hope that I will complete all of the goals.

     Brett, you still have one more topic to pick for me to write about. Kianwi, you still have two topics to pick. Neither of you have to do it now; I just wanted to remind you both before I forget.

     Happy New Years, everyone! (Even though that's a couple days late in saying, oops.)


  1. I get to pick another topic. I will think hard on that one.

    I think that is a great list. They are very tangible goals that are easily defined and can distinctly be checked off the list when accomplished. Good job and good luck.

    1. Thank you. I put a lot of thought into what I want to do this year, as opposed to what I would be able to do and what I want to do within, say, the next five years. I really hope I'll be able to succeed.

  2. This was very nice to see! :) Good luck with all your goals!!

  3. Wow, that's a great list. Good luck! I'm envious of anyone who can get a 4.0 in anything, whether it's college, high school, you name it.

    Also, I got your e-mail and I'll be looking out for the plant so it doesn't have to sit out in the cold. I'll let you know as soon as I get it, and I'll keep you posted on when we post about it. I may actually devote an entire post to it... stay tuned!

    1. Thank you! I'm really not sure how I managed to get a 4.0 so far. Probably because I haven't been doing the math courses. haha

      Awesome! I'm so excited to see what you have in store!

  4. I'm so behind in reading!! It's the darn Bachelor blog :)

    That is a great list of goals, I love it. As a Volunteer Coordinator, I love the donating your time to charity one. I highly recommend as a great resource for finding volunteering opportunities. You enter your zip code and the type of opportunity you want, and it will do a search for you. We use it to recruit volunteers at our place.

    Wow, moving out! That's a big deal. I can't wait to hear how that goes. And great job on the 4.0. That doesn't surprise me about you a bit :)

    Ugh, and I can't believe I didn't give you topics, yet, either. Okay, let's see. How about a post about your pets? Or one of them? With pictures!! That would make me very happy :) And for the other topic, talk more about the daycare you want to open. Where it would be, what kinds of activities you would do, ect. I'd like to hear your 'vision' of it :)

    1. haha I was wondering when you would comment!

      Thank you! I will totally check that out and hopefully find something awesome! Maybe something with kids, which could get some awesome experience for when I open the daycare!

      I've actually been trying to be able to move out (saving money and stuff) since I was seventeen. Not having a job didn't help. I really would like to this year. And thank you! I really think I only have a 4.0 because I haven't gotten to the math parts yet. haha

      I can do those posts! I have many pictures and I can get more! I'll actually do the daycare one around the time I make/post the page so that I can link them to each other and stuff. haha