5 Goals I Have For 2017

Let me start by saying I don’t make resolutions—not officially any way. I do however keep a list of goals and tasks that I would like to accomplish at all times. Maybe that’s the same thing, but I think it’s a little different, so… here are the 5 goals I want to achieve in 2017!

Goal #1: Live Roommate Free

My first and easiest goal to accomplish in 2017 will be to live roommate free. Ever since I was 19, I’ve had roommates. Some of them have been great. Others… not so much!

One roommate had a dog that I had to listen to cry constantly and when you picked him up, he would pee all over because he had separation anxiety from being alone all the time. Another roommate was also a co-worker who slept with numerous other co-workers (making both our living situation and work situation horribly dramatic) and a third roommate had this extremely racist and sexist boyfriend that would stay over all the time and treat the apartment like his own.  None of the situations were ideal.

Needless to say, I’m ready to only have to worry about my actions in the apartment. So say goodbye to wearing pants and having dirty dishes in the sink! Not to mention, I can set the thermostat to WHATEVER I want. Really, it’s the little things in life.

Goal #2: Gain Muscle And Lose Inches Around Waist

Getting those gains are going to be a bit trickier! As I mentioned in my last post about accomplishing goals, it’s never been easy for me to see the results I want from working out. This will take an even stricter diet—possibly even less pizza….(this breaks my heart!) and a more intense workout plan.

Wish me luck!

Goal #3: Find Out For Certain Whether Or Not I Have Breast Cancer

This isn’t something I’ve broadcasted to a ton of people, but about two years ago, I discovered a lump in my breast. I had a mammogram, ultrasound, and an attempted biopsy. The most recent conclusion my doctors have come to is that it’s fibroadenoma (a non-cancerous tumor) that was caused by my birth control.

Over the years, I’ve monitored it and while nothing significant seems to have happened with the lump, I think it’s time to officially have it removed and biopsied so that I can know without a doubt whether or not I have breast cancer. That way, I can deal with the situation accordingly.  

Really wish me luck on this one!

Goal #4: Travel More

I’ve been to A LOT of places, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and the U.K. included, but most of that was when I was younger and my father was in the military. Since I graduated high school, I’ve been swamped with work and school—you know, the daily grind—which left me little time to travel.

But, now that I’ve crossed school off my to-do list and have more free time, I want to get out there and see more of the world like Italy, France, Greece, Arizona, New Mexico, and Montana! Got any specific travel suggestions? Send them my way.

Goal #5: Finish The Book I’m Writing

I’ve been working on this darn book for FOREVER and I’ve wanted to finish it for FOREVER. But, let’s be honest… While school and work has kept me busy, I probably could have finished it. I was just a bit lazy, and a bit scared.

What if I finish the book and it sucks? What if it doesn’t get published? It’s a risk I’m going to have to take! Especially if I want to be that accomplished writer I’ve dreamt of becoming.

Anyway, those are my main goals for 2017. Some of them easy, some of them not, but with any luck, I’ll add all of those goals to my list of accomplishments.

Got any resolutions or goals in mind for 2017? Let’s hear them—just leave your goals in the comments below. By the way, thanks for stopping by the Sassy Flamingo. I appreciate it!


  1. Definitely not a guy from Germany

    December 16, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Travel suggestions: I’ve heard that Germany is nice…. and especially Munich…. so make sure to go there soon. Compared to that Italy and France isn’t worth visiting… let’s be honest: who in the world likes pizza and pasta. And there are way to many ancient buildings in Rome… you might get lost…. and France… well … they talk weird…. so go to Germany! They’ll take US refugees!

    • rachelscott

      December 16, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Haha Markus, you are too cute! I mean, I should probably visit Germany at some point… Especially considering there is this okay guy there. You might know him. 😉

      AND HOW DARE YOU SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT PIZZA AND PASTA! You know pizza is my true love!!!

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