Fitness, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Old Year Reflections – New Year’s Goals (Medical Exercise Specialist)

I can’t believe it’s already almost the end of 2017. I will be 21 in a few weeks! Crazy! So much has happened and changed with me in the last year it doesn’t even feel real sometimes. But I think I can safely say I’ve grown and a lot of positive changes have happened so I’d say the year has been a success.




From things I accomplished:

  • Gained lots of cool followers of my blog
  • Applied for and was hired for a steady day job that has grown me in ways I can’t even list here
  • Made new friends and met lots of new people
  • Started teaching some new awesome piano students
  • Moved out of my parents’ place into my own apartment
  • Successfully paid rent on time for going on 6 months
  • Made several DIY decor projects that turned out pretty good
  • Bought a new used car


To things I’ve learned, especially in my work and business:

  • Don’t obsess over tiny errors in my blog posts
  • Every client is unique and deserves 100% individual attention
  • It’s a lot harder to start your own business than Google tells you
  • Short cuts never accomplish anything
  • Even the most unromantic jobs can be done with excellence and fun
  • Unconditional love is the most beautiful thing in the world
  • Sometimes you have to work hard at a menial job until you can have the career you really want
  • People with mental challenges (like dementia) have more to offer than we give them credit for
  • It’s okay to fail and change your plans
  • Online coaching isn’t for me (*gasp* I know, I know, I’ll talk more about this in a bit)
  • and more that I’m probably not remembering right now




Now that 2018 is right around the corner, I figure it’s a good time to announce some more changes coming my way (and your way indirectly). I’m really excited to see what happens with some of these.


  1. I’ve officially decided to pursue an ACE certification (probably medical exercise specialist) so that I can advance my fitness career by the summer/fall of 2018. I considered getting my CNA certificate and just stay with the organization I’m working for now but I just can’t see myself being happy doing that long term. Ideally I picture myself doing post-rehab work with the elderly or anyone with a disease or injury that requires a specialized program. As I said above, I realized recently that doing my health coaching online is just too impersonal. I need to work with people face to face.
  2. I’m starting Aerial Silk classes as soon as I can afford it.
  3. I’d really love to write a novel this year.
  4. I hope to schedule myself well enough that I have the time and energy to spend my free evenings horseback riding.
  5. Get a job at a gym or medical facility with higher pay.


It’s weird to think how different things could be next year but I’ll take it a week at a time and see what happens 🙂 Do you work in the fitness industry? Have any tips for me? I’d love to hear any of your thoughts below!





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