The Dreams, Wishes and Goals of a Thirteen Year Old

I started this list of life goals in 2005, when I was thirteen. I added to it a few times in middle and high school and I’ve checked a few things off that I have accomplished since. The way it’s written below is what it looks like on the first page of this journal, cross throughs, checkmarks, excessive exclamation points and all.

“DREAM — When we take time to dream, we discover the many windows to our soul.” – Isabella Burani

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The reasons I keep journals never diminish, I love seeing the growth in my ideas and thoughts.
Dreams/Wishes AND Goals 

  • Go to college (A university)/get a well paying job that I like ✓
  • Be in band through high school 
  • Become good awesome at the piano
  • Start a family (after I’m 20…maybe 25…at least)
  • Stay in touch with my family and friends even after I start my own family
  • Become Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Go to France ✓
  • Go to Ireland, go to Australia
  • Do whatever I can to stay healthy
  • Never drink any alcohol of any kind or smoke
  • Be in cheerleading through high school ✓
  • Become a really good singer
  • Be the person I want to be!!!!!!!!
  • Always be brave!!!!!
  • Let my voice be heard
  • Never stop taking photographs
  • Finish my scrapbooks
  • Keep writing poetry
  • Graduate high school with a 3.6 or higher ✓
  • Fill this book with my thoughts
  • Have no enemies
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21 Day Challenges

Twenty-one days doesn’t guarantee the make or break of a habit, it takes a lot of effort to keep at it during the twenty-one days and beyond. And apparently the “21 day myth” was a disproved theory and a habit is actually better formed after sixty-six days. I believe twenty-one days will still test my ability to commit to something, and really push myself to do more or less of certain things. This is all a part of my plan to become the ultimate me. Some of these things aren’t necessarily habits I plan to keep either, like 21 days without makeup for example, this is just to test myself and learn from the experience.
Twenty-one is also just a much more interesting number, than say…thirty, there are so many 30 day challenges, and then sixty-six, that is just too long, for tracking purposes anyway…I’m going to track (publicly on twitter @kellitynan) for twenty-one days and, for the challenges like 21 days of working out, I hope that I have it in me to continue to sixty-six. Two days ago, I hit my 66 day mark for recording my food intake on MyFitnessPal! I am confident, for a lot of these challenges, I can do this!
My first challenge is to reach my Fitbit goal of 10,000 steps a day, every day for 21 days. Today is Day 3.
Future Challenges might include:

  • 21 days of working out
  • 21 days of french practice
  • 21 days of guitar practice
  • 21 days of wearing my hair in different ways
  • 21 days of meeting someone new
  • 21 days of film watching
  • 21 days of Lynda videos
  • 21 days of learning something new and blogging about it
  • 21 days of keeping my room clean
  • 21 days of poems
  • 21 days without sweets
  • 21 days without alcohol
  • 21 days without makeup
  • 21 days of learning new songs to sing
  • 21 days of cooking new meals
  • 21 days of waking up at 6:00 a.m.
  • 21 days without watching TV shows
  • 21 days of reading a newspaper
  • 21 days of vocabulary enrichment
  • 21 days of not pressing snooze
  • 21 days of portrait drawing
  • 21 days of making my bed
  • 21 days of Yoga

And the list could go on but I’ll start with these and keep you updated!
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