January was an interesting month–in a good way. I transferred to a new work location, started my last semester at Valencia College, and got started on a lot of habits that I want to continue. For a lot of people, January is their “free trial” month of the year; they make their new year’s resolutions and try them out. I think I fell into that category of people, but for the better.
Like I said, I began to work on habits and lifestyle choices that will set me up for success in the future. Waking up early to go to the gym, meal prepping, and (trying to) get homework done before the due date are just a few things I added into my priorities for January and beyond. It’s now the middle of February and I can proudly say that I’ve kept up with these new habits and I get strong every day in my new routine.
Since the start of all this, I’ve lost 6 pounds, I almost have an A in my math class, and I feel so energized and much happier than I was last year. A lot of amazing things happened last year, but the changes I have implemented so far in 2018 can only make things better. As always, I have my ups and downs with procrastination and binge eating, but I don’t let it win anymore. Once the “episode” ends, I jump right back up to where I left off and try again. I’m full of motivation and drive.
That’s kind of the point of this post. I’m working on forming “game plans” for my goals to help give myself some kind of direction and plan for all the things I would like to achieve. This blog is one of the items on my list. As I’ve said in past posts, I want to make this something I add to consistently. I want a real website with a domain and traffic. All of this takes time and effort on my part, and a lot of patience. Back in December I wanted to dive into January head-first with all of the things I wanted to accomplish. I created a strict timeline and knew what I was going to do. As my lift shifted around, I realized I was going to bite off more than I could chew, so I reevaluated my priorities and what I wanted to do first. Writing is still a major passion of mine. I love this blog and the ability to express myself and my feelings and experiences, but it was worth it to me to set it aside to work on other aspects of my life first.
I have career goals, health goals, organization goals, financial goals, etc. and I want to share all of that here. If nothing else, I want it for my own accountability and memories as I get older. But more than anything I would love to be an inspiration or an encouraging person to someone who isn’t sure where to begin on their own goals.
My coworker and I were talking about role models recently. I told him I don’t consider celebrities and other famous people as role models because they don’t seem “real” to me. My role models are my friends, or “real” people I follow online. For example, one of my good friends and former managers is a huge inspiration to me because I see how kind she is and how determined she is to meet her goals. I have several friends that I know through social media that I have either never met or only see very infrequently, but the way they live their lives is encouraging and motivating to me. It just goes to show that people are watching you and what you’re doing. I want to be that spark of determination to someone. I want someone to see my plans for my life and say, “I love what Hannah’s doing. She’s real and holds herself accountable and admits when things don’t go right.”
Many of my future blog posts, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts are going to be along these lines. I keep finding motivational quotes and articles that are inspiring, and Ted Talks that make me feel good. I’m still Hannah, but I’m trying to become the best version of her. Through my social media accounts and this blog, I really want to share my life to give and receive advice and encouragement to whoever needs it.