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Hey there fellow readers and bloggers! It is the first Monday of the year and I hope you are just as excited as I am. There is a very high chance that you are not but it’s not too late to turn that around.
Many of you might feel the same way but I would just like to say that this year is only four days in and I can just tell it is going to be utterly fantastic. Each day has consisted of wonderful company, delicious breakfast outings, and some of the best Arizona weather we have had in a long time. I won’t claim that my stigma for this year is the whole “new year-new me” thing because I don’t necessarily want to be a new me but just continue on becoming a better me. This year is all about getting prepared and ahead. It’s my chance to up the ante of this blog, excell in my Spring classes at PVCC before graduating, meet as many new and quality people as possible, along with putting aside time for friends, apply for ASU: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and continue reaching outside my comfort zone. Those specific goals can go in a couple different directions but it’s in writing now so It’s basically do or die. But I am way more excited than stressed.
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But that is another idea I would like to improve in this new year, to do fewer things and excelling at all of them. The following quote by Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great,” really hit home for me. It has to do with the idea that less is always more, in my opinion. Maybe you will have just one priority or a maximum of three, but if you have made yourself feel responsible for ten or more different activities, clubs, education responsibilities, etc., it is increasingly difficult to treat each of these priorities like a major priority.
Think of 2016 as the year to clean up the mess you may have made in 2015. And if your 2015 wasn’t too bad, then use 2016 as a year of action. Put your thoughts into words, apply for the job, make a major life decision, but most of all: don’t settle for anything less than what you have worked so hard for. I hope 2016 is your year and that the next 51 Mondays make it even better.
P.S. I am working on removing the phrase "too busy" from my vocabulary with an exception of this super cute shirt.
Neat new things to read/listen to this year: