The 2017 Change

2016 has been apparently a big year for the world. The Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, the UK voted to leave the EU, and Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States.

In 2017, I got a full time job as a Project Engineer – an entry level position – at a construction consultancy. However, there are some goals I want to accomplish this year that I feel will lead me to more personal growth

1. Workout more

Getting back into the mindset is extremely difficult. After being on my feet 8-10 hours a day at work walking the field, running around, I am exhausted. And more than not, I’ve succumbed to the mindset of, “Not today – just too tired. Maybe tomorrow.” To me that has to stop now. It’s a Catch 22. I feel awful because I am not working out and I am not working out because I feel awful.

I want to look better, more full figured – not the body type of a stick ­čśŽ And I want a stronger immune system.

I want to get my eczema under control too.

2. Be more present in the present

This year, I am making a vow to be more in the present, of being less distracted with my “phone” and being more present for person to person conversations.

3. Be more productive 

I want to be more productive. Learn more skills. Watch less TV. Stop browsing the internet so mindlessly. Be more engaged in the type of work I am doing, and consistently pushing myself to be better.

After college, I had big plans. Like “oh, I’ll do this and this after college when I have more time.” Senior year beat my ass. However, that is not a good way to think about things because our lives will always be filled with so many various activities – if not this, it’ll be that. So we can only work to be the best version of ourselves.

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