For months now I have been feeling stuck. I have no job and I do not start college until August 20th so it feels like all I do is sit in my room and watch YouTube as time passes before me. Today I told myself that enough is enough and that I will be making changes and here is what I am going to do.
- Walk around a nearby touristy town and look for places that are hiring. Just yesterday I applied for a few jobs in my town, but not a lot of places are hiring 17 year olds so I believe I will have better luck there.
- Do outside workouts. Recently, I have been doing both my strength training and cardio workouts inside. I want to start doing my strength training outside, go for walks and start going on trails that are near my house.
- Business ventures. I want to start working on a business venture that I can do while I am attending college. I want to write up a business plan and get to work because I do not want to wait until I am a college graduate to do so.
Over the past few days, I have been working on a list of different volunteering opportunities that I want to partake in over the next year. Since I am starting college on August 20th, I decided that it is time to start volunteering on a larger scale. For the end of 2018, I want to partake in a Suicide prevention walk, Strong Kids Safe Kids, creating Thanksgiving Baskets for needy families, Toys for Tots and adopting a family for Christmas. For the beginning of 2019, I want to focus my attention on a local nonprofit that deals with foster children by obtaining items on their wish list such as school supplies, overnight bags, art + craft supplies, etc. I also want to create Mother’s day gifts that involve makeup, pajamas and other items for women at a local women’s shelter and perhaps create a craft night for the children that currently reside there. New ideas are constantly popping in my head, but the main thing I need to focus my attention on right now is obtaining the funds to support my 2019 volunteering ventures.
On July 1st, 2017 I made the decision to start my fitness journey. It was not my first time attempting it and the fact that I can write this a year later and say that I have lost a total of 55 pounds is mind blowing. There were multiple times during the year that I wanted to say “I’ve already lost x amount of weight, that is good enough”, but I pushed through it and kept going. I honestly cannot wait to see where I am next July and how much more I accomplish.