Wasn’t sure if I was going to publicly share such an intimate and private list on my goals for 2017, then I asked myself “why the hell not?” Thanks to the hardships, misfortunes, and just straight savageness that 2016 dished us, I have sunk to an all new level of shamelessness I didn’t know existed. Im not afraid of the future anymore, hell, I can’t wait for the new year. 2017 is going to be my restore to factory settings chance, my come to jesus moment, my new year new me rebirth; then the sour taste of this year will finally be wiped away. I’m not being unrealistic about the new year just slightly impractical and a little illogical but almost everyone lives in some form of denial. I like to call it Kanye syndrome. Anyways, here’s my list of new year’s resolutions for 2017:
1 – Give even less of a fuck. Ok so I already have a bit of a rep for being emotionless, non-chalant, even a little heartless at times and while I should be trying to reverse those things, I’ve decided to go full throttle. Gone are the days of asking myself “should I care?”, nope. Now its just an automatic “fuck it!” This year has taught me the less you care, the less your chances are of being hurt, disappointed, or stressed in general. What an amazing blessing to be able to genuinely say “I’m unbothered.”
2 – Work must match your passion. Who would’ve thought that the harder you work the more you’re rewarded? Yea it’s pretty much common sense right? Wrong. As an entrepreneur it’s a common belief (although extremely wrong) that you have immense freedom. You can work when you want, you don’t have a boss to worry about, you don’t need permission to take off. Hate to break it to you but you’re going to work 10x harder for yourself than when you had a boss and you’re more than likely not going to see any results for a long time. But once your work ethic matches your passion, success is inevitable. Success is the key to financial independence and freedom, not being your own boss.
3 – No more wasting time on fuckboys, tools, or potential. Need I say more? Fuckboys are liars, tools are better liars and potential is when you become a highly skilled person in the art of lying to your damn self. Potential is just that, a big ass MAYBE. Maybe they’ll really change, maybe they’ll get a better job, maybe they’ll stop sleeping with my sister. Well there’s no ‘maybe’ when you look back and see how much time you’ve wasted on that person; those months or years are actually gone. Once a person shows you their true colors, believe them, then haul ass.
4 – Its ok to be selfish. In a world full of contradictions it can be easy to lose sight of what’s right and what’s wrong. Luckily for me I’m stubborn as all hell and always have been, so my opinions don’t change often (I’m a Taurus, its not my fault). But I do have a knack for wondering if I should feel bad about being so selfish. I know the answer is no but sometimes I would catch myself pondering. After this year, I’ve come to the conclusion that as long as you’re not married, or in a relationship and have no children, go as selfish as selfish can get. Im talking Justin Bieber ‘I hate my fans’ selfish. Why is it ok? At some point in your life you owe it to yourself to figure out who you are, what you want, and ruthlessly go after it. Relationships and children require (as they should) your undivided attention, love and time so don’t add those responsibilities to your plate until you have done everything you can for yourself and are living the life you’ve always wanted. Your dreams are possible with hard work, just don’t make your job harder than it already will be.
5 – Call my mom before she calls me. This resolution has made the list for the past 3 consecutive years because I’m the worst daughter ever. Im just going to make it a point to make more time for my loved ones because no one is invincible to life and I never want to live with regrets. After a ‘killer’ year like 2016, I think having a good relationship with our loved ones appears on almost everyones resolution list by default.