Happy 2020! This has been a year I’ve thought about for a while. This is the year that I graduate from college and get a job based on my degree! That’s so crazy to me!
I said this last year, but the first post I do as a blogger (in my mind, at least) sets the tone for the whole year. I wanted to start off my year with my goal for the year.
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like the term “resolutions,” and I still think that’s true. This is why I did not use the term “resolutions” in my title. I also couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a pun. 20/20 vision is perfect vision. Get it? I think it’s funny.
So my goal for the year might take some explaining and that’s okay. My goal for the year is for me to put myself first. This doesn’t mean I’m going to start being selfish and things like that. No. Not even close.
I have spent a lot of my life putting others before myself. That isn’t a bad thing. It only becomes a problem when my own needs and wants get squashed in the process. I don’t plan on sacrificing my character and becoming this selfish person. Rather, I just want to focus more on my self.
My goal and vision for 2020 is to work on me and what that entails. That means physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. Again, I’m not looking to compromise my beliefs, identity, or character. But honestly, I’m not looking for anyone else’s approval. That’s part of this. I’ve been learning to focus more on myself, and I want to continue that. That’s what this year is about for me. I want to continue to find myself and do what is best for me. My vision for this year is very introspective. I know that I can’t change everyone, but I can change myself and that’s what I want to focus on.
My life is going to change a lot this year, simply because of circumstances. I will graduate in May and be done with being a student. I started student teaching yesterday. This is one of the first prolonged periods of me being a teacher rather than a student. After I graduate, I hope to get a job as a teacher. There will be no one directly guiding me. It will just be me. I don’t know where I will end up. I cannot tell you where I will be this time next year.
I don’t know what the future will bring, but I know I will be prepared for it as much as I can be. Part of that is the years of education that have prepared me to be a teacher. And the other part of that is focusing on myself now and becoming more of who I was meant to be. I don’t know where I will be going, but I am eager to see how 2020 shapes, changes, and molds me. ❤