Monday, January 5, 2015

My 2015 Goals

     It's become tradition to write my goals here for everyone to see. Last year, I wrote this post. I don't really do new years resolutions. I would much rather set goals for myself that I believe that I can complete. I'll post last year's goals here in purple and I'll post this year's updates on them in green. Then I'll post my goals for this year.

  • Get my diploma.     I'm so very close to this one. I have three math courses left. The amazing Tina was helping me with those until she passed away and until I have another math teacher, I'm sort of at a standstill. But that does not mean that I'm giving up. Progress, by a landslide, but not a success yet.
  • Get my GPA as high as possible, since a 4.0 is out of the question.     I currently have a 3.8 I believe. Damn geography messed me up on that one. I'm surprised it wasn't math, though, but that just shows how good of a teacher Tina was. This can be a half pass.
  • Get a job, preferably in a daycare.     I've had two jobs since I wrote this. One at a steakhouse where the management treated me like shit. One in retail. I've since become supervisor and I'm very close to being assistant manager. I'm much happier in this job than I imagined and I'm no longer sure I want to work in a daycare. I'm going to consider this as my first real success on my list.
  • Find somebody that I can afford and trust to do my hair so history doesn't repeat itself.     Mostly, yes. I found a place who I can afford and I like from the first time that I got my hair done there. I can't say they won my trust 100% but they're certainly working on it. I'm gonna count this as another success.
  • Find that one charity where I can write emails and donate my time there.     I did find it, finally. I was looking for an American charity or a worldwide one, but this one is specifically in the UK. Basically, you write letters or emails to make sick kids happy. You can find out more here.
  • Cross two things off my daycare list.     I'm no longer sure that's what I want to do so I think I'll be removing that for now.
  • Still don't get another concussion because ouchy.     Whoops. This is a fail. I whacked my head on a shelf at work, by standing up. I almost broke the glass and the customers freaked out. No hospital required because it wasn't as bad as that one time my dog jumped on my head, but it was still pretty ouchy for about a week.
  • Write more poetry.     I've written some, not as much as I planned though. I am happy to say that what I have written, I have been more proud of than anything else I have written before. I think I can count this as a half pass.
  • Start posting twice a week instead of just once.     Fuck. I forgot this one was on here. My bad. Maybe next year?
  • Care more about my content and what you're interested in reading about.     I feel like I do. I think that's one of the reasons that I post less. I want to write more important things and I want to make somebody feel inspired or humored or just good about what I say. I don't know what your opinion is but I feel like I care more, so this is a success.
  • Complete both the A-Z Challenge and the NaBloPoMo Challenge.     To be fair, I forgot it was November until it was like the tenth of the month. Another half pass?
  • Don't buy any more nail polish until I use what I have because I have waaaay too many.     I only bought like five and one was for Halloween! I know this should be a fail, but for me, that is a serious accomplishment. I fucking love all the pretty colors I can make my nails. This is gonna be a half pass.
  • Don't let family drama effect me so much, when I'm not even apart of their lives.     I think I did better with this one than I have in a long time. I was seriously effected by a call from my dad's mother, bitching me out on voicemail for not contacting her when I haven't even had her phone number in going on a year. But I didn't let it break me. This is a pass.
  • Write an update next year about all of these goals.     Why do I feel like this is the only one I seriously passed?

     I really hope I can do better this upcoming year.

  • Highschool diploma. Seriously. I need to get that shit done.
  • No more concussions, please.
  • Every other Monday will be Tough Topics, on the opposite Mondays will be a surprise style of posts once I figure that out, and then Thursdays will be up to ya'll. What kind of posts do you want to see? (See, I do care. But you need to answer.)
  • Hold at least two contests on here and give away badass prizes, because it makes me happy.
  • A-Z Challenge and NaBloPoMo. For real.
  • Try to be more positive, since we all know I'm negative and angsty. (Still not as bad as when I was 15 though.)
  • Stop saying things like "I'm starving" and "Ugh, I don't wanna work today" because no, I have plenty to eat, and I am extremely thankful to have such a great job.
  • Start driving again, since I haven't driven since before I moved here.
  • Get my own car. It doesn't have to be super awesome, but it needs to get me from Point A to Point B and back without issue.
  • Bring my cat from Alabama because I miss that mean little thing.
  • Start writing more. It doesn't matter what. I just need to write more.
  • Be more patient. This may be a work in progress.

     Wish me luck.

     Happy New Years!


  1. Good luck in all your goals. I've got a few of those on my list as well. Write more is a big one. As is blogging more. This year I'm definitely down for A to Z and rather than NaBloPoMo, I'm going to stick with NaNoWriMo.

    1. I don't think I could ever write a novel in a month but I'll be cheering you on!

  2. Good luck! Hopefully it goes a bit better this year!

  3. You better stick to that concussion one. You don't want to end up with a brain like a 40 year old ex-NFL Linebacker. Wait, "I don't really do new years resolutions. I would much rather set goals for myself that I believe that I can complete," isn't that what resolutions are? Hold on, I think I just found the joke for myself. Yay me, that's one off my resolution list, "get the joke so people don't have to explain it."

    1. Yeahhh... Both concussions were accidents but I really don't want to knock myself crazy.

      Well, yes and no.

      Resolutions are supposed to be goals but most people do them like, "This year I will make tons of money" or "I will lose tons of weight". Then they give a halfassed attempt to make them through because hardly anyone actually sticks to the resolutions and most are entirely unrealistic. Most of them are last minute, "I need something to say when people ask me" sorts of things. That's why I don't want to use that word, but technically, yes, they could be called resolutions.

  4. I wish The Hurricane could work on your math with you, but she's on the hunt (job). She's the best math teacher I've ever had.


    1. Maybe one day. I am determined to learn.

      That being said, I struggled closing down the register so hard last night that I had to have another girl check my math. I was using a calculator. I don't know what I was clicking wrong but I was off by $40 something until she checked it. I wouldn't have left until I had figured it out though so no worries.


    2. I'm proud of you for refusing to give up.

    3. I'm a very stubborn person. Sometimes it's a good thing, other times it's not.

  5. Having goals is the beginning and I'm pretty psyched that you reviewed last year and continue to move forward.

    Great GPA, though - you're gonna nail that one easy.

    Happy new year!

    1. It's become a tradition to look back on my goals from the previous year. It feels like it gives me a sense of responsibility to stick to what I said.

      Thank you!

      Happy new year!

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  7. Good job on your goals. You make me realize that I didn't write any for this year! I think things feel too up in the air.

    I'm glad you are in touch with yourself enough to put the daycare idea on hold if you aren't sure it's still what you want to do. Lots of people would just push ahead anyway.

    I like that charity you found! What a fantastic idea :)

    Good goals for the upcoming year. So far my goal is to write some goals, I guess, ha ha

    1. Uh oh! You're about five days behind now, aren't you!?

      Sometimes things change and either you realize it before it's too late, or you keep going with it and realize it after you've invested time, money, energy, and hard-work.

      I wish they had a worldwide page so that so many more kids could be helped!

      Better get to work!