New Year, Who dis??

New Year, Who dis??

10 goals for the year of 2017

Every start of a new year people make a change in their life to better their selves and life called a new years resolution. The goals could be to stop eating unhealthy foods or to start being a better person. When the new year rolls around, I tend to make a resolution but soon disregard it but this year I intend to stick to my goals which include the following.

1. Organize my life

Throughout the year of 2016, my life was a complete mess. I was so unorganized with life and school. So, this year I intend to get my life together by getting myself a planner and learning how to get my life together.

2. Enjoy the present

In 2016 I would often reflect on bad things that happen in the pass. As well as stress about the future way to much.Although, it's important to think about the future, it also important to live your life to fulliest and enjoy the present.

3. Start eating some what right

I'm going to start eating healthy. I'm a freak for fast food like Chick Fil A or Dominos but I need to start balancing out my eating lifestyle because it's a mess and I need to start eating bettter.

4. Try NEW things

I'm not a risk taker at all and I feel like that's held me back from a lot of things in life and slowed me down. So this is a goal that I really want to keep. I've missed out on so many oppurtines and I want to out that to an end ASAP.

5. Spend more time with friends

Not gonna lie, I would much rather lay in bed and watch netflix than hang out with friends which sucks but I'm being honest. I have so many amazing friends and I need to spend more time with them cause I love them and they need more time.

6. Have more confidence

I've always struggled with self confidence for a while now. I tend to delete pictures on social media if I feel like I don't meet the expections or change my outfit 20 times before I feel confident in one. So. This year I want to step out of my comfort zone and have more confidence in myself.

7. Write more

I love the oddessy online platfrom and I want to start being ceative with it and just putting my thoughts and ideas out there for the world. Last year, I barely produced any work and now I'm ready to go all in.

8. Priortize things

To keep things short, I need to stop focusing on boys and love and start focusing on myself and my life.

9. Learn how to save money

I'm broke AF and need to learn how to save money. In 2016, I was working a mimumin wage job and wouldd spend every paycheck on food and clothes I really need.

10. Read my bible more and spend more time with God

I've had Jesus in my life but I need him more than ever to get me through this year .

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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Life Is So Much More Than Ourselves

The lives we live are really so much bigger than just ourselves.


I hope people hear this loud and clear when I say that this generation of people and quite frankly our society as a whole has become one of the most selfish to date. I really hope people reading this don't take it as me calling people out, "throwing shade" or bashing humanity, I'm just trying to put out a call to action but in a more blunt way.

This generation subconsciously lives by the "me, my, mine" lifestyle. Everything is all about us, and what we want and immediate satisfaction or gratification from the things that we do in life. We always want someone to notice what we are doing, that we did it and we want to be acknowledged for it. Our wants and desires power so much of what we do and how we react to what others do and so on and so forth. Also, kind of piggybacking on that, we tend to believe or live by the idea that, "yeah it happens, but it's never gonna happen to me" which can be a major issue when it comes to decision making. This is because we don't think about how it affects anyone but ourselves, usually in the immediate sense rather than the long term.

With that being said it can become an issue when we choose to ignore the other things going on around us like, "oh, someone else will get it." and then things like the trash epidemic and the state at which our planet and country is in now. We have become so self-absorbed that it's to hell with everything else. The places that we call home and the world that we know is falling apart and we are all just gonna sit by and watch like nothing is happening.

I am tired of the mentality that we as a society live in, and how we try to desperately to look great on social media but do nothing about it in real life. It is time that things change and we are the ones changing it.

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