It's here! It's here! And I hope you're enjoying it.
So I spent the week thinking of realistic goals that I can accomplish in the near future. In case you missed any, here's an overview:
Goal #1: Cross off at least 2 states by the time I turn 24 (in June).
Goal #2: Finish reading the entire Bible by the end of the year.
Goal #3: Stay pescatarian through the holidays.
Goal #4: Read 30 books in 2012.
So why are goals important? I mean, I'm sure we all have our unique answers. For me, it's important that I am constantly working to improve myself. I feel like God has given me this one life, and it's my job to be the best person that I can be.
And maybe traveling and reading and not eating meat don't necessarily make me a better person. Maybe none of those things allow me to give back, or make a difference in other people's lives.
But they do make me happier.
Which brings me to
Goal #5: Be positive. And help others to do the same.
Earlier in the week, I mentioned how I really don't know what I want to do with my life.
But what I do know, is that I want to find a way to make people happy. Make them feel good about themselves, inside and out. Lift them up when they need it.
I want the people in my life to know that I love them. I want them to know that I mean it when I say that I will always be there for them.
And maybe this whole "Be positive!" goal and "I want to make people happy" business sounds cheesy and like it jumped straight out of a self help book.
But it's true. And that's what's in my heart. And I don't know what my dream career is, or what I want my legacy to look like, but I do know that for every day that I'm blessed to be on this Earth, I want to spend it bringing the people around me up.
I want to take this one life, and make it count.