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(January 01, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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The New Year is off to a start, and this is the time to be sure you are prepared to start it off right. Itís no fun to start a fresh and exciting year with old baggage or things left undone. Be sure you are really ready for 2008 Ė now is the time to plan ahead!

Money

One of your primary concerns this year may be money. If youíre old enough to have a job, do you like the one you have? Should you be out looking for a better one? Unless you are already paying your own bills, a job should be 51% fun and 49% work. If the paycheck isnít doing much to get you excited about pinning on your name tag, consider trying out a new field or maybe just ask your manager for a raise. Money may not be everything, but it can sure make a boring job a bit more tolerable.

Relationships

There is nothing like the New Year to make you examine your relationships. Take a look at all of your relationships to see if they are all making you a bigger, better person. Do your friends make you happy to be around them? Are you going out with your boyfriend for any reason other than enjoying his company?

Staying with friends to be popular or because they might be mean if you donít hang out with them will just make you miserable. Sticking with a guy because youíre not sure how to break up with him might be weighing you down Ė especially if a better guy is waiting just around the bend. I sincerely hope your best friends are great people and youíre inspired to do great things around them, but if not find new friends. Your life is more precious than being someoneís puppet or trying to fit in with rude people.

Donít forget your family, too. Family can be rough since you canít walk away from them. But if you have some bad blood between you and your sister, try and clear the air. Do something nice for your mom Ė and not just at Christmas. You donít have to change who you are, but try to get along with everyone at least once in a while, it will make life much less stressful.

School

This is the start of a new semester (or is very close to one) and you should give it your all. Keep trying, even when the homework piles on and youíd rather just take the C. Your hard work now can make a huge difference down the road as you start looking at colleges and careers. Get out of your comfort zone and try new subjects or take a stab at joining a club youíve been thinking about. The New Year is also a perfect time to create a New You Ė complete with a better report card, better attendance and perhaps better behavior in class.


Self

And donít forget the most important person of all Ė you! Is your soul clean and fresh? Take up meditation or gentle exercise like Yoga or Pilates to help relieve stress and clear your mind. Donít leave things undone and be sure youíre the kind of person you want to be. As hard as it can be to remember, you come first in your life, and you need to be happy with who you are. If youíre not happy, try to figure out why and then come up with a real action plan to do something about it. Work with a friend, personal trainer or even a counselor to make 2008 the best year of your life!


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toh0tbab3

25/Female
Rosemead, CA
Posted On: January 13, 2008
...i guess im ready...but they arn't really this good...
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elly93cat

20/Female
Ashland City, TN
Posted On: January 8, 2008
sigh not ready for semester... but who is.

but one year til highschool!!!!!!!!!
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H2O5

85/Female
Austria
Posted On: January 8, 2008
*sigh*
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dadezgurl

21/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: January 6, 2008
not ready at all
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: January 5, 2008
look out 2008, Here I come! (EVERYONE! HIDE!)

~Emo Dudet~

~The_Aquanator~

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whiteskyewarri

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 5, 2008
no i wasnt talking about u
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Blondie_30

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 4, 2008
oh and btw i am ready for 2008 srry for the double post.
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Blondie_30

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 4, 2008
whiteskyewarrior are u directing that at me?

u are the one who BACKSTABBED me.

Anyways srry guys ill keep it off the forum

Great article!
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: January 4, 2008
i'm always scared when a new year starts. school starts back and then we get more work than ever. everythign just turns topsy-turvy. but luckily, i done have to take semesters and i have a school banquet and week long field trip to look foward to.

plus my pizza rolls i'm 'bout to eat.
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Crazykitty93

20/Female
Munhall, PA
Posted On: January 4, 2008
I must say, I rather like the article. I don't usually read these, or when I don't post, but I have to say this was one of my favorites. I can't say why really, but I just like it.

A few points though -And I'm uncertain weather you want criticism or not- as much as enjoying your job is a good thing, I'm not sure it's possible to ensure 51% fun and 49% work as you stated. When you grow up and mover out, you're not always going to enjoy what life hands you. You should become used to the pressure early, I think, so that you will be able to handle it with ease when the time comes.

Apart from that,
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: January 4, 2008
I'm so ready!
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whiteskyewarri

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 4, 2008
im pretty much ready for 2008, but soem of my friends have been pretty mean lately.
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nikkolai

29/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 4, 2008
whoop!

i'm prettty set for 2008!

last year of university (yay)

2 amazing jobs! yes you heard right 2! lol

and a may take up meditation...it sounds fun, my friend does it and she quite chilled so...yay might give that a go, great article!
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 4, 2008
Woo! First To Comment!

-Kayley,x
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 4, 2008
I Am Ready As Ever For 2008!

2008 Here I Come! Woo

-Kayley,x
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