My Top Five New Years Resolutions

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Happy 2015! I make New Years resolutions each year…. but I usually don’t stick to them. Resolutions are difficult to maintain. I have made general goals and I have made specific goals, but life has it’s own ideas. Sometime the resolutions you have made don’t even compare to what has really happened that year. For example, when I turned 23 I mainly only aspired to get a full time job and work on my novel. Instead I got a full time job, bought a house and started writing a completely different novel. Things have a way of turning around. Anyways, here are my New Years resolutions for 2015. Here’s to hopeful thinking and trying something new!

1. Working out more. I’m 26 and I’ve never had a gym routine. I really need to get with the times and realize that exercising is about more than losing weight, it’s being healthy. I need to be healthier so I can be a better me (Yes, I realize that I’m starting out with a cliche goal).

2. Start my new job with a positive attitude and continue to excel in my career. My recent post, “Big Changes“, was about me starting a new job. I am terrified to start a new job for many reasons, but when I turned 26 I realized that I needed to put my big girl pants on and start pushing myself. I’m still young and there’s a lot I haven’t had a chance to do it yet. I want to make those things happen!

3. Spend more time with family. In comparison to others I know, I already spend a lot of time with my family. However, I need to make time each week to see every member of my family. The last three weeks have been crazy busy. I need to make sure that I make each moment with each member of my family count. I also need to compartmentalize my time with friends. I need to be better about reaching out to them and not losing touch.

4. I will be a better version of me. This is a very general statement but I want to be better. I want to be a nicer, less negative woman who tries to have fun and be productive. I sometimes forget the good things and only think about the bad. I really want to be more optimistic and stop caring about where I should be and concentrate on where I want to be.

5. I WILL submit a story to a publishing company this year. I have constantly avoided sending any of my writing to a publisher because I quite frankly, am scared. I have had a Duotrope account for almost three years now and haven’t used it once. Sshhhhammmeee. My favorite creative writing teacher once told me something along the lines of, “A publisher is never going to go into your home find your novel and publish it, you have to send it to them-even then you probably have to send it a few times!” It’s true. I need to get over my fear and start submitting. I can’t complain about not being a professional writer if I don’t submit anything.

What are your resolutions?

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About juliagoolia1920

I'm a twenty something wannabee writer, who is trying to figure out this whole adulthood thing. In my free time, when I'm not writing, I enjoy beer and Netflix. Preferably together. I gravitate towards Cincinnati at night and live in the burbs during the day. On my blog you will find reviews, anecdotes, stories and the occasional rant.

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