New year. Same (new & improved) me.

It is now the second week of 2017, and yes, I vowed to commit to a new year goal (surprise, surprise).

This is my last semester as an undergraduate student, and if I’m being honest with myself, I slacked a lot the past 3 1/2 years. I have some awesome memories and a great GPA, but all of it could and should be better. I just never put in enough effort…I put in just the right amount of effort to get by. But that stops now.

This is the year where, instead of vowing to lose 15 pounds, I vow to follow through with all of my goals–health, personal, academic, and career. The days of giving up on myself are over and the days of applauding myself for kicking some ass in the classroom and in the gym are approaching. There just comes a time when you realize you need to be your own motivation, and that time is here for me.

So, my goal for this year is to just be the me I’ve always wanted to be and to appreciate the steps I take to get to my dreams. A new year is not about changing yourself, it’s about bettering yourself, and that is exactly what I plan to do.

“Remember, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.”


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