1. Be a nicer person.
The other day (seriously, this JUST dawned on me) I realized that I don't have to like someone to treat them just as kindly as I treat my friends. In fact, I shouldn't have to like someone to be nice to them. By treating others less favorably than I treat my favorite people, it would be a reflection not of that person's level of likeability, but rather a reflection of my lack of tolerance and understanding. Drat.
2. Act like a lady.
I do have the ability to be a classy lady, but sometimes I just need a little reminding. My specific lady-like goals are: to make sure my nails are always painted, wear earrings every day, and refrain from using curse words. Even funny ones.
3. Do things that are hard.
Another recent (but less recent) realization I've had about the purpose of life is that we are supposed to do hard things. Umm....What?! We weren't born to sit back and watch youtube and eat bon bons all day? That is rough, but think about it. Our bodies and minds are actually designed to do hard things. If we force ourselves to do crappy-hard physical activity, our bodies have the infinite capacity to become stronger. Our brains are designed to learn and and retrieve and remember and categorize new information... as much information as we can possibly dream about stuffing in there. And stuffing things into your brain is hard. And I don't think anyone has ever really really maxed out their brain capacity. Double drats.
4. Feel awesome in a bathing suit.
Whatever that entails. I'm not going for a certain size, I'm just looking to get my body into a shape that would make me proud to prance around in a swimsuit. I have spent too many summers ever so carefully moving as to not disturb my thighs into the thunderous jiggles they are prone to exhibit. No more. There will be joyous and jiggle-free prancing this year.
5. Graduate from college.
It's totally happening people. To-tal-ly. It's not just a goal, its a promise. A PROMISE. Kind of a threat. But more.