I realized recently that I’m in a sort of rut. So I have begun a four point “Be a Better Person” campaign. I may expand the points in the future but for now, I’m going to concentrate on four points.
1. Intellectually - This has always been a top priority for me and that won’t change. I will always strive to learn new things. This is not limited to science or computer systems/programs but I will stress these two items because I have to start somewhere. Science, because science has such an impact on my daily life, and computer systems/programs because they affect my work so much. Computer literacy and staying current will become a challenge as I grow older so I should ensure I don’t fall behind now.
2. Physically - I have begun to gain weight. This is not acceptable. I never paid attention to exercise before, nor did I ever enjoy running, but now I must. As I grow older my body will fail, so I don’t want to fail my body now, when it matters the most. The more I exercise now, the less I will have to worry about in the future. I have already started through salsa. And tonight I have started running. I cannot stop.
3. Financially - Living where I live, near one of the most expensive cities in the nation, it is difficult to save money, but I must save anyway. I must pay off my loans. How I will do this I am not sure yet, but I have begun to budget my money and track my spending.
4. Socially - I am a bit of a homebody/hermit. I don’t do very well with meeting new people, while most people might not think so. It takes me a long time to decide I like someone so I have to start getting “out” there and stop staying at home all the time. With the first three goals, I am not sure how I will work this or how I will meet people in my area, but I will keep my eyes and ears open for all opportunities that align with my other goals.
This completes my “Be a Better Person” campaign for now. I hope writing it out will help ensure my commitment to this campaign continues.