Goals for 2018

Last year I made some goals for 2017, and I thought I would do it again this year! I have gone back to that post many times though out this year, and it has motivated me to continue to keep on track with my goals. Here are five goals I have for 2018:

  1. Keep My Grades Up

This past semester was my first semester in college, and I’ve been working incredibly hard. Luckily, that hard work has payed off and I finished the semester strong. My goal for the spring semester is to maintain my GPA. Being able to do well in school, after having so much trouble with school due to my health for the past five-ish years feels amazing. I’m definitely an overachiever and so getting good grades feels incredibly rewarding!

2. Transfer Colleges

I’m currently living at home and going to community college, but I’m hoping to transfer to a University in the Fall 2018 semester. This goal kinda ties in with goal #1. I need to get good grades and work on my application in order to get into my dream school. I have good back-up options, since the University I want to go to is pretty hard to get into (my older sister was rejected), but I’m hoping my grades will be good enough for me to get accepted!

3. Get my Pharmacy Tech License

Currently I’m planning on going into the medical field, and I want to obtain a Pharmacy Tech license in order to get some experience in the field. I also think this will look good on my college applications. I’ve never had a job (due to my age and health), so I think it’d be super rewarding if I was able to get my license while working. I’m hoping to do on the job training at a local pharmacy that lets you work while you train.

4. Be more involved in my community

I think activism and volunteering are so so important, especially right now. I’m applying to volunteer for a political  campaign, and to volunteer at my local hospital. Between both of these things, and opportunities at church, I’m hoping to be more involved in my community.

5. Continue Blogging!

I’ve been blogging for a year now, and I can’t wait to blog more. It’s been difficult to keep up the blogging with school, but I’ve still been able to post some. I’m going to try and make time to read more of the blogs I follow on a regular basis, and post more.

 

What are your goals for 2018? What do you hope happens for you in 2018? I hope everyone is enjoying celebrating the Holidays, and reflecting on the past year!

Lots of Love,

Alyssa

 

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New Year, Improved Me?

As 2016 comes to a close I’ve been thinking about how I want the new year to be different. Here are seven things I want to achieve in 2017.

  1. Drivers License

Being chronically ill has made it hard for me to obtain my drivers license. I’ve had my permit for quiet a while now, and I have taken my drivers test once ( but I failed). I’m seventeen and will turn eighteen in the fall of 2017, so it’s about time I get my license.

2. Obtain my GED

Since I have quit high school due to my health I need to get a GED so I can take community college courses in the fall of 2017.

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3. Be more positive

I have a bad habit of being negative – like all the time. It’s not a quality I love about myself, but it’s not in my nature to be positive. I want to focus on the good, while acknowledging the bad, because I think it will help me become a happier person.

4. Say “Yes” more

No one likes getting out of their comfort zone, but you’ll never know if you’d like something unless you try it. While I’m outspoken and opinionated around people I’m close with, I often stay quiet and to myself with people I don’t know well. I’m not looking to completely change my introvert personality to being a loud outgoing extrovert, I just want to take more chances and try new things without being arias of what could go wrong.

5. Stay in the word

I am a Christian, and I think its important to read the Bible on a consistent basis. It always helps my mood, and my mental health when my relationship with God is stronger, and one of the best ways to do that is to read the Bible and then pray in reflection afterwords. I am not perfect by any means, and have a habit of being good about reading the Bible everyday for a month, and then not picking up my bible at all for a few months, unless I’m taking it to church on Sundays.

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6. Volunteer

My health has caused me to stop doing pretty much everything I used to enjoy, which included volunteering. I taught Sunday school at my old church to four year olds, and I really enjoyed it. I go to a different church now, and I don’t know if doing that would be an option, but I want to start volunteering on a regular basis. I believe that should “be the change, you want to see in the world,” and I can’t “be the change” if I don’t actively work to help others.

7. Reach Out

I tend to believe that if people genuinely cared about me or wanted to spend time with me that they will contact me. I’m never someone who makes the first move, whether that’s in a friendship or relationship. I don’t want to be pushy when it comes to hanging out – and lets face it, most teenagers are flaky. However friendship is a two way street, and to make friends, (and keep them) I know I must reach out to other people.

It blows my mind that 2016 is almost over. This has been an incredibly tough year for me, but I have hope that I can get my life back on track in 2017. With a new year comes new possibilities and challenges, which is both exciting and scary. I hope your holiday season is going well, and you find what you’re looking for in 2017

Much Love,

Alyssa