After contemplating this for a while, I’ve decided to start my own blog. Thinking long and hard I’ve decided that I’m going to dedicate my blog to setting goals and following them through. My mom always has told me that I work best under pressure – so what better way to pressure myself into following through with my dreams and goals by publicly displaying them on the internet where everyone can see if I don’t follow through.
I feel that if I commit to something as simple as updating a blog once a day, I can force myself to commit to bigger goals that I’ve been putting off for so long. No more “I’ll start tomorrow” or “I can’t start a new workout schedule on a Tuesday, that’ll look weird. I’ll start fresh on Saturday, *inhales bag of chips* …uh… Sunday.”
Why do I have all these things I’ve never done? Well I’ve always sort of stopped myself, or my parents stopped me, because it was just easier and safer not to take risks. Growing up both my parents dealt with a lot of health problems. My step brother passed away shortly after his seventeenth birthday, my father had a heart and double lung transplant when I was 8, and passed away when I was 14. My mom has been paralyzed from the waist down since birth, and has depended on me for a lot of help, even more so lately. For some reason I seem to be the one family member, grandparents included, who hasn’t personally had any major health concerns (knock on wood), I mean I never even had the chicken pox until two months ago. Anyways, though I’ve been through my fair share of events that I wouldn’t wish on anyone, especially not someone as young as I was for each, to say I lived a bit of a sheltered life is actually an understatement. My mom has been very protective of me for as long as I can remember, especially after losing so many important people in her life. Unfortunately for me, I’ve realized that some of that protective nature has rubbed off on me a little too much, and I’ve stopped myself from doing things or trying things I probably would have enjoyed had I given it the chance. So that’s why I’ve decided that it’s time for me to branch out of my overly-comfy comfort zone, take some risks, and try new things. And that’s just what this blog is dedicated to. Setting out to do something I wouldn’t normally do, and finishing it.
So here’s to new beginnings, new attitudes, new adventures, and new goals as I set out to find my place in this world.