Is it too late to start 2019 over?

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It’s a little over two weeks into the new year. Have you held true to your new goals and resolutions?

Eat healthier. Save more money. Exercise every other day, if not every day.

If you’re like me, you made these or similar pledges during the annual New Year's Day ritual of choosing new resolutions.

New Year resolutions can be easy to start but, for me, they have been almost impossible to sustain.

At the end of 2018, I sat down to write out my new objectives as I would every year. With the intent to pursue each new challenge, I feel as if I am not close to leaving the runway on any of my new goals. I feel as though I am still on the ground, circling around until my mind gives my body the signal to take off and go after every aspiration once was so dedicated to conquering.

Is it too late to start my 2019 over?

With a plethora of my peers looking up me as inspiration, I sometimes do not understand why. The last few months, I have been feeling stagnant. Life after graduation has completely consumed my mind, bringing considerable fear over what is to come. Being a graduating senior has not been as fun as I imagined it to be.

My duties have completely taken over my goals, giving me almost no time to dedicate to my new aim.

I felt as if I created a new plan and purpose I would be able to tackle 2019 head-on.

Unlike me, TCC student, Latizia Day has been able to make the best out of her resolutions by continuously challenging herself. “I set three goals for myself that have challenged me throughout the New Year but I have been on the right track so far,” Day said.

Day’s New Year resolutions consisted of not procrastinating academically, going to bed earlier and saving money.

“I wanted to create realistic goals that would test me but would also be practical,” said Day. She has also set personal objectives geared toward entrepreneurship.

According to PsychologyToday, before the first month of the year has even come to an end, most people have given up on their annual commitments.

Roughly 60 perfect of New Year resolutions are related to health and fitness, while most of the other 40 percent are related to debt and saving, according to the science journal The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

However, there is hope. There is still time to tackle the year.

As doubt continues to consume my daily thoughts, I remember that I am the author of my life story and it is up to me to write a good one.