Hi everyone! I hope that everyone’s having a wonderful holiday. I just have a few personal things that I want to touch on and thought that others could get some inspiration from reading it.
Cellphone’s (bills, being attached, and overpriced cellphones): I am not going to lie when the new iPhone comes out each year I am totally on top of that. I want the new phone, the new apps & new features. But after what has happened to me within the past couple of months it’s making me reconsider getting the “new phone” when it comes out. My plan is when I pay off this iPhone 6s, I am making a commitment to myself to not get a new phone unless I have the money for it. I am doing this because I believe that I got screwed over from my cellphone company. I signed up for the pay as you go with a monthly charge –about a year ago— because I knew that a new phone would be out and I would want to get it. What do you know? The new iPhone 6s came out. The deal was that you have to pay more than half of the cellphone that you have and send in your old phone. Gotcha. I did that. Yet this month’s bill was about $400.00. UHM WHAT? Not even kidding. I laughed when I saw this, how the F does someone get their one phone bill to be over 400 dollars. I looked at my bill and it said previous payment before upgrade. Therefore I paid in full for the iPhone 6 while I am currently paying off the iPhone6s. How is that fair?! All of these cellphone company’s coming out with new plans and different ways to get out of the 2-year-contract. Its B.S. seriously, I feel SOOO stupid for even considering this deal. I have been with this cellphone company for over FIVE YEARS and this is how they treat me. Well you know what? They can stick it up their …… you can finish what I am going to say. After I officially pay off this phone, I am so done with purchasing new things because they’re “new” I am just going to use my phone until it sh*ts the bed. I am even considering changing Cellphone Company’s, I am tired of being treated like crap. What happened to customer’s always right?
I want to learn to be more free; free of my cellphone, free of the television, I want to go back to my old ways. The way that I grew up, playing outside and not worrying about social media. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media, I have almost all sorts of social media platform out there. It’s just that sometimes I catch myself on social media more often than being outdoors, just being one with my own thoughts. Something I am going to try and improve for 2016 is to be more “alone”. Learning to do things that doesn’t involve social media and electronics. Go outdoors, read a book and actually finish it – I start books but I never finish them—I just want to be able to live my life without worrying of what’s on social media.
Another thing that I want to touch on is having more self-control. More self-control with money, food, homework. Money. It’s such a huge stress on my life and I hate it. I hate how much we all rely on money. You need to have money in order to have a house, car, food; you need it to survive. As a fulltime student I have to work part time, it is VERY difficult. I have bills of my own that I can’t even afford working only part time, but for some reason everyone seems to think that I apparently make enough to afford a lot. I hate it. While being in school, I struggle; not only with the homework/assignments but with money. It’s hard to not get caught up on money and worrying about it, worrying if I will be able to pay for my bill for school the first of the month or if I can get gas for my car. My goal for this next year is to start saving money, have a set amount of money that I have to put away and I can’t touch it unless it’s an emergency. I need to start saving as I am going into my senior year of college and I am going to have to start being an adult. If I keep spending all of my money on bills and other things I won’t be able to save anything. I have to watch my micro transactions going to DD to get a coffee everyday may not seem like a huge thing, but when you’ve got a Keurig at home.. Why not just make coffee instead? I need to have more self-control. I need to learn when to say no. If I don’t need it I shouldn’t buy it. Not only does this go with money, I need to have more self-control with the food I eat and doing my homework. I am going to try to stop eating unhealthy food, taking a human health and nutrition class this semester has really opened my eyes to a lot of different foods, food that I have thought was considered healthy. I am going to stop eating processed carbohydrates –well not all, because I do need to get some quick energy somehow- but I am also going to cut back on processed meats. I know it’s hard when you don’t live on your own, but I am going to try my hardest to stop it. I am going to stop procrastinating on my homework, I am always waiting last minute to do it. Now, this semester I tried my hardest not to procrastinate and it wasn’t as bad as the past semesters but I still did. So for this next year I am going to get ahead on my assignments, finish them before they’re due.
These are just a few things that I am going to change for the New Year! Now, I know that if you want to change something you can do it now. You don’t HAVE to wait for the new year.. but with the new year approaching it has really got me to thinking about my bad habits and how I want to change them, so why not make it a New Year’s resolution, since I can never think of a resolution each year.
What are everyone’s new years resolutions for 2016?