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Hello 2014

By Brian Ledford

January 2, 2014

2014 is finally here and I can not say that I am sad to see 2013 behind me. This past year has been a roller coaster for me but that is all in the past now. I know that every year people make New Years Resolutions and 99% of the time they fail. This year I decided to make no resolutions. Instead I decided to write down my goals for 2014, but I will get back to them in a sec.

I am also trying to take part in a writing challenge for 2014. Everyday for 365 days I must write for at least 5 minutes a day, no matter how big or small it is. I can choose to write either on my site or in a journal or however I choose. This is one of my goals for 2014. Told you I would get back to my goals.

So my list of goals will be changing all year. It will be growing. As I achieve a goal I will add another to this list and so on. For the year of 2014 my list so far is this:

  1. Find a decent job and move out on my own.
  2. Start painting/drawing again.
  3. Continue to lose weight and take better care of myself.
  4. Grow my website and work on HIV outreach both I locally and on a bigger scale.
  5. Write everyday for at least 5 minutes even if I do not feel like it.
  6. Be more open to the possibility of finding happiness/love.
  7. Continue to gow as a person in all aspects of my life.

Now some of these goals are not things that will be reached over night and most likely I will be working on them all year, but I am up for it. I just hope I do not lose this motivation as the year moves forward.

We all start off the year by saying this year is going to be different and we usually do a good job for the first few months but then we slowly start to loose focus and motivation. This year I hope not to. I want help from my readers to keep me motivated on my goals. Anything in life worth having is worth working hard to get.

On a side note, I have my second ID appointment tomorrow at the VA since starting on Stribild back in the end of Sept. I hope this is the visit when they tell me that I am finally undetectable and that my CD4 count is continuing to improve. That would be some great news to start the New Year with. I will let y'all know how it goes tomorow, no matter if it is good, bad, or ugly. I think I am going to ask them to do a full STD check up so I know I am starting the year off right.




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