2018 was an interesting year. I broke two bones and had two separate surgeries which added a couple of plates and screws to the collection inside my body. I started two new jobs, one as a server and one as a coach. I got my first B in college, which was lowkey devastating but I know it only happened because my injuries prevented me from attending class. I lost the sport I love for a second time but at least I'm still able to be a part of it, just in a different way. I gained three new roommates who are so much better than the last two. I attended my first music festival and I can't wait to go to another one.
In the past, I made resolutions to work on throughout the year but like most people, those resolutions quickly escaped my mind. Committing to change is easier said than done; it takes a good deal of discipline to remain on track for longer than a few days. Therefore, I want to change it up a bit this year. Instead of focusing on things that I want to change about myself, I want to concentrate on widening my horizons.
Of course, I still want to do the basic workout more, eat healthier stuff but I also want to make more time for myself to do whatever I want. Instead of wasting that time watching Netflix or staying cooped up inside, I want to venture out of my comfort zone and experience new things. Even if that just means going to see a movie by myself which is something I've always felt too awkward to do.
More so, I'm hoping that 2019 will lead to new adventures and ultimately, new memories. Rather than creating a list of resolutions, I plan to make a bucket list for the year. It'll be an adventure in itself as I try to complete them all before the year is over. These can be connected to my general resolutions but in a way that makes them more fun and interesting.
Instead of simply wanting to work out more, I can work out in various locations. I can find new places to run, I can participate in intramural sports, or group workout sessions at the Leach. Instead of focusing on eating healthy, I can focus on learning how to cook new meals. By doing this, I focus more on the aspect of new experiences than on my actual ability to commit to making new habits. It may be an easier way to complete them.
Nevertheless, I also hope to take more trips during the semester like going to the beach and going to visit my brother in Mississippi. I want to get an internship for the summer. I want to read a book of my own choosing a week even though I never feel like I have the time. I want to plan an awesome spring break trip with my best friend and have the time of my life. All in all, there's a ton of things I want to do and only so much time to do them.
Here's to a wonderful 2019. I can't wait to see what comes.