HAPPY NEW YEAR
As of March, I hope to be a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In October I decided to get committed and cross something off my bucket list. After all, I’ve been out of college for a full year and I wanted another shot at education before really committing to graduate school.
With that being said, I’ve transitioned my focus a bit from writing to videography. For Christmas I was blessed with a $300 cube that takes high quality photos and videos and can be used pretty much anywhere — also known as a GoPro. The convenience of it allows me to bring it anywhere and use it for any event, even a pub crawl. Since I bought it I’ve started recording my workouts and motivational rants. They’re published on my YouTube channel.
This isn’t goodbye to my writing side, but I feel like there’s an audience out there I’ve yet to explore. Even as a writer I don’t want to take the time to read articles and I know a lot of people out there don’t want to either. We’re an impatient society hungry for 30 seconds or less information bites. However, there’s still a time and place for lengthy, emotional blog posts because I am not a five-star public speaker by any means. It’s just another advantage to my hour-long commutes to work.
The funny part is is that I made a Facebook page for being a journalist and now I want to have it for my personal training. I just can’t seem to create a profile picture depicting a writer and chick who works out… Writing in my journalist notebook in the squat rack? I’ll have to experiment…
WHILE I’M HERE I might as well touch on resolutions just a few days into 2017. It’s something I reflect on every year in some way. I came across an old Facebook post (when I was too immature to have Facebook) from 2012 about how everyone should look at everyday like they look at the new year. I was obviously bitter that I thought I had nothing to work on in the new year.
Nonetheless, a wimpy upper body workout before the new year inspired me. It made me realize that I need to work on loving the things I hate. That’s something all adults tell you when you’re growing up and you don’t want a certain classmate in your class or personal space, sports team, etc.
“Hunny, everyone has to do things they don’t want to in life.”
Well, my hatred will only get worse if I push things to the back burner. For my athlete side, I want to get better at upper body workouts and being more discipline in my diet. For my writer side, I’m always striving to be better and I want to be more mature about situations I’m put in. I tend to act like a little girl when I don’t get my way, in the field and out… Being an overall better person in life is also on that list. That’s something I say I want to do all the time, but never put it to practice.
How do I follow through with “loving the things I hate?”
With intentions. In the car I say “I will be the best person I can be. I have control over my diet and exercise. I will make the best decision when confronted with difficult choices.” I’ve realized all this time that saying things in my head don’t make goals real enough. I also don’t write goals down. There will be a notebook dedicated to the new year.
By setting intentions, similar to how you would at the beginning of a yoga workout, you’re able to take every day in stride instead of the whole year all at once.
So, everyone whose complains about people with resolutions, stop being bitter and set your own intentions to be a better person every day, because I’m trying!