This made me smile because I know I have both of these but I also know that one won’t work without the other. The proof of this is that I got a Congressional Internship and get to go. It’s a good reminder that you can have all the ideas in the world but without actually putting them to use and using that ambition intelligence will only get you so far.
The way I decided to do my resolutions was to pick major parts of my life that I want to improve upon and then concentrate on one group at a time. This is similar to what CollegePrepster did last year.
1. Confidence- Although I believe that I am pretty dang awesome and know what I am good at; which is politics sometimes I don’t think I am as awesome and I am and second guess my abilities.
2. Networking / Relationships – Given I have just graduated college and am always thinking about the future, this is important because I can use networking to get to know people in my field, which is important, especially in politics, to eventually get a job I want being able to help people.
And I am living in a new place and don’t know anyone. I need to get to know some people here and make some friends.
3. Organization- I thought I wouldn’t be as busy without college, nope, just as busy if not busier between juggling a job, and blogging. I also want to expand my blog so this will be important. I have already started with this given I have been moving into my room at home and working from home.
4. Faith- This is hard for me just because I went from having an AMAZING CHURCH/CC Family at College to knowing no one. I have also had a hard time accepting things in GOD’s time instead of MY TIME. I started doing a SheReadsTruth Bible Study with Carlee and loving it.
I plan on concentrating on one aspect a month and reading books and then implementing ideas from the books.
Things I learned in 2013…
- That I am actually good at politics. I know what you are thinking “How can I not know that?” , well I didn’t actually think I was amazing and awesome at it until I had someone confirm it. I mean I should have known given its what I majored in at college and kicked butt doing so but I didn’t.
- You find out who you real friends are. I went through some hard times and it was surprising who was the most supportive and believed me.
- Family is there no matter what. I mean they have always been there but in the past year it became really obvious to me.
- Its good to take a rest. This is just hard for me to understand and do. It probably shouldn’t have taken me getting sick to realize this but that’s what it took because I am stubborn.
- Why I am so weird. Myers- Brigg Personality INTP. Nuff said.
- Its ok to open up. This again is because I am stubborn and quite frankly dislike emotions because I tend to feel them strongly.
- There is always that one person. The one person who understands you, they are out there and finding them is greatest thing ever. Its nice to not have to hide most of who you really are. You should probably try to keep that person around as much ass possible too once you find them.
- To me logic and emotion do not go together and emotion is useless in my opinion.
- I really like CSPAN. This goes back to number 1. Apparently not many people do; even among politics academics and people who enjoy politics in general.
- Blogging was the best idea ever.
- People actually care if you let them.
- Never stop learning. Just because I graduated college and didn’t get a job that I wanted doing what I wanted in politics doesn’t mean I still can’t read and research about it until I get a job or my go back for my masters.
- Patience. I just need to wait on God and he will do everything in his timing. His timing is the best and I just need to wait a little longer for the stuff I want like a family.