Every year, I consider making a list of resolutions for the new year, but I know they won't last: start going to bed earlier so I can in turn get up earlier, eat healthier (even at 5'2"-ish and ~100 pounds, junk food and I are good friends), stay organized, save more money, etc. When it comes down to it, though, I just want to be a better me...
Appreciate the things and people I have in my life.
Support the people I love and care about.
Be the best girlfriend, friend, sister, and daughter I can be.
Write letters or call people on the phone instead of sending text messages and emails.
Send birthday cards to people instead of writing a generic message on their Facebook wall.
Discover who I really am.
Cut the negativity out of my life.
Be a force for change in my own life.
As I read over this list again, one thing hits me: it's all really simple. But I think simple is okay. I don't have any far-reaching goals. The main things I want out of my life are to be happy, help others find out who they really are, and to marry my best friend. And in some way, I think that achieving the above will help me do all of those things and more.
Last year at this time, I thought I was moving half-way across the country for grad school (which obviously didn't happen). I never imagined that I'd be right back where I started for school (but I couldn't be happier).
I never thought that I would be in love with my best friend. But you know what? I am. And I couldn't be happier. He's what puts the smile on my face, makes me laugh until I cry, and is the best part of my life and I never want that to change. I love you, boo. You're the best. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you.