Let’s play a fun game. You’ll probably lose, but hey, so will everyone else.
Who has kept up on their New Year’s resolutions? Who even remembers theirs?!
Newsflash people: we are now at the halfway point of good ole 2016. 6 months down + 6 left and I bet that list of goals you had in the beginning of January is collecting dust under your bed. I know mine is, but I have definirtetly kept all of my goals in the back of my brain, so here’s a little check-in of how my year is going thus far:
STOP LOOKING FOR THE APPROVAL OF OTHERS. I don’t know when I stopped caring what others thought about me, but I’m 99% sure I woke up one morning, threw on an outfit that I felt like a badass in, + decided to start l-i-v-i-n-g. It’s been great so far, I am a happy lil’ clam.
TREASRE MY SOCIAL LIFE, BUT ALSO TIME ALONE. When I made this list, I didn’t plan on being a full time college student + working TWO jobs, so I pretty much left my social life in high school, along with the AP Statistics binder I forgot in my locker.
QUIT WASTING WHOLE DAYS. My Passion Planner does not let me slack off. I
pick things up write things down, I put them down freaking do them. Do I have days that I drink my “morning” coffee at 1 PM + spend the afternoon watching HGTV? Hell yes, but my productivity has skyrocketed this year.
BECOME MORE CULTURED. I still don’t watch the Bachelorette, so I think I’ve failed.
CHANGE UP MY LOOK. I cut 3 inches off of my hair + my thighs are looking a little chunkier, does that count?? No?? Ok, workin’ on it.
MAKE A CONSISTENT PROFIT ONLINE. Sensitive subject to put on the ole interwebz, but I’m doin’ fine, darlin’. And yet, I’ve come to realize that nothing that has anything to do with $$$ is consistent, that’s for sure.
DONATE TO A CHARITY. I’d like to say that it’s true that I haven’t had time for this, but it’s a flat out lie. I will do it! I swear it! Someone has the permission to backhand me if I don’t do it! (+ I’d rather that not happen, so imma do it.)
LISTEN TO MORE MUSIC. Yes, yes, yaaaaaas, bish, it’s done. I posted my first music favorites this past month + it’s fleeked.
DECLUTTER. Somehow, I find myself cleaning some aspect of my life every single day, whether it’s my room, or just under my bed, or my car, or my camera roll, really anything, and then I turn around and it’s a shitstorm again. The effort is there. But I think there’s a little gremlin that follows me around + reverses all of my progress. I’m 100% convinced.
STOP FREAKING OUT ABOUT FLUCTUATING WEIGHT. HAHA. I like this one. But I’ve failed at it thus far.
“I wonder why I’ve gained so much weight” – I say to myself as I eat ice cream for dinner at 1 AM
— Carolyn (@misscarolynxo) June 25, 2016
SAVE $1,000. Like I mentioned, this list came about when I was only working a few hours a week + bringing home less than $400 a month. I’ve got this one covered… because if I’m working 50 hours a week and have nothing to show for it at the end of this year, I’m buying myself a refridgerator box and thriving in that. Because that is about all of what I’ll deserve.
DON’T LET REST DAYS TURN INTO REST WEEKS. Can’t have a rest week when you grindin’ 25/8, you know? I cherish rest days… AKA I run all of my errands whenever I feel like it instead of having to go out after work. BOO-YAH.
NARROW DOWN BLOG/YOUTUBE GOALS. For a while this year, I forot I even had a blog. Because I’m an embarrassment. Right now, my goals are not to be a flake + that’s a struggle enough, so we’re working on it.
SPEND MY MONEY ON THINGS THAT WILL LAST. So far this year, I’ve just chosen not to spend my money. Like, at all. Oh, Carolyn, you want a house by the time you’re 21? Yeah, you better not be swiping that debit card to buy that $6 salad from Panera you’ve been craving all week, oh no, that can buy you grapes when you’re forced to buy your own groceries in a few years. SAVE. IT.
GO ON 3 OUT-OF-STATE ADVENTURES. A few months ago, I went on a little family trip to the Roger Williams zoo + yes, I’m couting that, but I have my first big-girl REAL trip coming up in a few days! I’m flying by myself for the first time + I am 100% terrified but 1508423% excited !!!!!!
PLAN MONTHS IN ADVANCE. Passion Planner. I write everything down. If you asked me, I probably know what I’m donig on March 18, 2018. Lol, I’m a freak.