Welcome to the Second Half of the Year!

It’s July 1 and that means we are officially done with he first half of the year. I can’t believe it is already July. Felt like just yesterday was December 31. I’m so excited about the second half of the year and all that I have accomplished. I’ve paid off some debts, passed my teacher certification exam and wrote a book about my first year as a teacher. I’ve met some incredible people and made some even better connections. I accomplished my goal of going to more social gatherings and I have been on plenty this year. 

I’ve also let go of someone I was dating. I realized that I was only with them because I was lonely and tired of being single. I was desperate for companionship and ultimately it was me who would end up getting hurt. It wasn’t fair to either of us to continue. I am ready for a relationship but I’m waiting for the right one, the one that will make me happy none of the others worked out. 

I’ve been working out since late April and I have been being active everyday. Not necessarily to lose weight but to maintain it and tone up. I’ve lost inches and I have better energy. My stamina has increased and I feel like a whole new person. I’ve also been going outside more than usual. 

I got my passport renewed so that in 2018, all I have to worry about is booking flights and hotels/hostels. Getting a passport is simple, although come 2018, laws will change on how you can get one, so I suggest getting one before December 31.

What I’ve learned so far this year is that I have got to stop stressing about things that I can’t change or have no control over. I stressed about finances and passing my exam band low and behold, both things were taken care of. I set goals and I achieved each of them by following the milestones and steps set in place. I’m learning I need to do this for everything I do. In order to not stress so much, I need to setup smaller goals that lead up to my larger goals. 

Through this process I won’t feel as overwhelmed to reach a huge goal and not feel a sense of accomplishment along the way. Feeling accomplished or like you can do something or achieve something will motivate you to keep going and not give up. 

I say this to say that you should not feel like a failure because you didn’t achieve certain goals you set for this year by now. You have 6 more months to achieve them. Set small goals to reach those larger goals and check off each one along the way. You can then look back where you started and see your progress along the way. What are some of your goals that you want to accomplish by the end of the year?

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