As I was cuddled up in my bed and binge watching my new obsession, The Carrie Diaries, I began thinking about what I hope to accomplish in life. Maybe it was young Carrie’s ambition that sparked my own thoughts, but I decided to create a list of short-term goals. I usually focus on long-term goals but it’s essential to have mini triumphs that you can work towards. Up until this point I only knew for certain what I wanted to do with my life, where I would want to live, and the type of people I would be surrounded with years from now. I guess it is good I have a vision for the next 10 years of my life, but dismissing the next 10 months isn’t really a recipe for growth and abundance. As much as I would love to flash forward to a year from now, to a time that I am moving on to college and “the big girl world,” I have to make sure I thrive and prepare myself before that point. This list could be named “Short-Term Goals,” but I think it’s more in my fashion to make it sound a little more, well Michaela-esque. So here it is, my…
PLAN TO BECOMING EVEN MORE FRICKING AMAZING:
- GET IN AMAZING SHAPE
Now, this has been a long drawn out journey for me. My weight has gone up and down so many times I lost count. This partially could be from stress and my world around me. However, this year I am done making excuses and letting life get in the way of what I want. It’s about time I focus on my health and looking and FEELING as amazing as I can. “How are you going to measure this particular goal?,” you may ask. Well, like I mentioned, looking and feeling amazing is a start. I also plan on continuing my high school tennis career in the spring and being the best I can through that.
2. BUILD UP MY BLOG
I have been pretty proud of myself for keeping up with posting on here regularly. I want to continue with posting fresh and new content, even when I am busy with school. I love using this as an outlet to share my writing and thoughts so it is a major goal of mine to read as many people as I possibly can.
3. REINVENT MY STYLE
Keeping up as far as fashion goes has never really been my main focus. Don’t get me wrong, I love style and glamour. I just don’t apply it in my own life. I have had a reawakening lately and I have decided to create a new look for myself. One that says, “I am stylish, put together, and on my way to be a great success.”
4. CRUSH THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL
Keeping up with my grades has always been at the top of my list. This one doesn’t necessarily need to be here because it’s pretty much a guarantee for myself, but I figure it can’t hurt to add.
5. SURROUND MYSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT ENHANCE MY LIFE
Choosing the right group of people can make or break who you turn into. I have seen so many people with potential throw it all away for people who could care less about them. I am going to be picky about who I let in my life. So, goodbye to the takers, Debbie downers, and spirit squashers. Its time I only invite those who bring excitement, joy, and love into my life.
So, that’s my list as of July 18th. I am likely to add, but this is an exciting start. I felt my inner Bridget Jones come out as I was thinking of ways to improve my life. As you read, I hope it got you thinking about what you want to accomplish. I plan on posting updates of my goals and how they are going. Let me know what you want to achieve on a short-term basis in your life. If you are absolutely terrified about the idea and don’t know where to begin, start by completing this list:
-A habit I would like to break:
– A skill I want to learn or become better at:
-A place I’d love to visit:
-Someone I hope to be more like:
-Something new I want to experience:
If you’re open to it, I would love to hear some of your responses!