Honestly, unfortunately, I do not like this person I’ve become. Overweight, frustrated, indecisive, messy, and short-tempered are a few of the qualities that I can no longer live with. I’ve made some truly awful decisions in the past recent months and the only excuse I have is one of my favorites cliches, “If you don’t stand up for something, you’ll fall for anything.” I do have standards and beliefs, but my apathy has resulted in hurting myself, my family, and my friends.
My first obstacle would be coming to terms with the fact that my two best friends are really negative influences. They’re great girls with good hearts, but always end up being sketchy and making poor decisions. I need and want to be around others who are positive in their attitudes and in their choices. I don’t want to upset my friends but if their constant presence is hurting me then I have to do what is best.
I need to put down exactly what I stand for so there is no gray area. I don’t want these to be resolutions for the new year, the timing is just coincidental, but I need a guideline for me and by me so I have only myself to blame for poor judgement.
I claim to respect and obey my parents.
When all else fail, they are the ones who always have my best interest in mind. Of course they aren’t perfect and I need to accept and forgive their mistakes just as I want them to pardon mine. Not only do I need to honor them more, but to be more eager in spending time with them and enjoying their company.
I claim to be drug free and abstinent
Drugs are bad for the body, mind, relationships, and the economy. I’d rather be saving my money on a camera and spending my time reading. Enough said. Sex usually leads to a variety of complications. It just isn’t worth the possible consequences.
I claim to be optimistic and sincerely happy, never envious, for those around me
Jealousy is a lack of self-confidence and usually turns into anger. This is unnecessary, mentally damaging, and exhausting. Sometimes I find myself being jealous of other girls for their appearance/wardrobe, friends, boyfriend, or general lifestyle and it isn’t worth it. If that’s what I want, then I should work hard to attain it and if it doesn’t work out then it means that I’m a different person on a different journey.
I claim to work hard in school and activities
I claim to focus on making my body healthy, inside and out
I claim to take care of my relationship with God, with others, AND myself4 years ago