New year’s goals 2018

Hello, my bucket list friends and happy new year! I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2018. The start of a new year is a good time to set goals for yourself. Last year My goal was to get out of my comfort zone. (you can read abut it here) for most of the months of 2017 I set comfort zone busters for myself. I had a fun working on new goals but toward the end of the year I got very busy and I stopped setting the monthly goals, but overall my 2017 new years goal was a success. I did many things to get myself of my comfort zone including talking to new people on dating apps, breaking everyday routine and writing more personal blog posts. I really enjoyed doing the comfort zone busters each month but for this year I have list of things I would like to accomplish and here it is.

 

 

 

My goals for 2018

 

  1. Cook more at home instead of eating out

Eating out is fun and the food is good, but it can be expensive and even unhealthy, so this year I’m going to be focusing on cooking my food at home and trying new recipes. I’ve all ready made roasted garlic this year and I’m excited to see what else I’ll make.

 

  1. Pay off at least one of my credit cards and get the other balances as small as possible

Like a lot of people, I have a pretty large amount of credit card debt. I know that having all that debt is holding me back and I’m going to be making steps to get rid of as much of my debt as possible.

 

  1. Have at least $1000 dollars in my savings account by the end of the year

In addition to having debt I don’t have hardly any money in my savings account I know that is also something that I need to change.

  1. Pass the MBLEX and start working as a massage therapist

I love doing massage and helping other people, but I need to pass the MBLEX in order to do that. So, one of my goals for this year is to start working as a massage therapist so I can continue to help others .

  1. Cross 10 more things off my bucket list

I was able to cross 8 things of my list last year and that’s pretty good but since I’m not in school this year I should have more time for list items. I’m excited to see what list items I cross off this year.

 

  1. Improve my credit score

As you can tell from looking at this list, personal finance is something I’m really looking to work on this year. While I don’t have a bad credit score it could be better, and I really want to work on that this year.

  1. Get back in to doing races

I really enjoy doing 5ks and I want to do a 10k It’s been a while since I have done a race and I really would like to back into doing races this year.

 

 

 

I hope all you have a beautiful and successful 2018

 

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

My January 2017 comfort zone buster

Hello my bucket list friends ! Since January is ending, I wanted to share my progress with all of you on my new year’s goal of getting out of my comfort zone. Each month I’m going to pick one area to work on to get me out of my comfort zone. This month’s Comfort zone buster is to interact with new people more and put myself out there more . Sometimes I have a hard time talking to new people, Something as simple as asking someone who works in a store where something is can cause me great anxiety. The first thing that I did to help me with this Comfort zone buster was to make a profile on a dating app. This helped me to talk to all different kinds of people even though it was just typing back and forth. It helped me to feel less anxious when talking to people. Using dating apps has helped me to boost my self-confidence and to feel less anxious when talking to people online and in person. I have been working hard to be more outgoing in person . I’ve been doing things like asking for help, being very friendly when greeting people at work. Another step I took to help me with this goal was tweeting to some of my favorite celebrity’s. I was always afraid to do this because I was worried that I would get negative responses from other people but I just pushed that fear away and told some very talented people how much they mean to me. There was one more thing that helped me with this goal. Long story short I ended up giving a speech in front of my class at school and I aced it! It was a wonderful feeling.   Of course, I’m not completely over my anxiety but I have gotten more comfortable with being uncomfortable. I’ve learned that it is ok to talk to people and to ask others for help.  This month’s comfort zone buster was a success and I can’t wait for next month’s comfort zone buster .

Rock on – Christina Epperly