I came across this great article through a blog I love reading (Sometimes Sweet) and it inspired me to make a small list of things to accomplish before I turn… um, well, my next birthday. (We don’t need to talk about ages, its just a number after all) So here it is. 6 things in 6 months… before I turn… ahem, another year older:
1. Make a 5 year plan and stick to it.
I’ve never mapped out a plan for my life, ever… and here I am still in nowhere-ville and always just trying to “figure it out” or so I think/say; I have yet to figure anything out. Some thoughts have been thrown around and we will see where things land in the next month or two.
2. Start blogging again, regularly.
I look back at my old blogs and get so happy, I used to do stuff! Whoa! And maybe I didn’t, but I made a point to always take a photo of something/someone and I love those memories. I want that back.
3. Kick negativity in the butt!
I’m naturally have a very negative attitude towards myself. Other people, I could not be more supportive & positive… but with my own life… so. negative. I am also so very insecure, always telling myself I’m not good enough (and today is definitely one of those days…). I for sure need to work on my negativity & be kind to myself. This obviously will be a work in progress, but I’d love to have made some major changes by October.
4. Get my weight, shape & health in check.
Another work in progress, but I’d like to see some results. Get my eating right, regular workouts, most importantly: see some of my old dresses comfortably fit me!
5. Become the ‘doer’ I want to be/finish what I have started (be more assertive).
So many projects. So many. I have so many things I’ve started and never finished. Along with a very long list of new projects I want to start… I best get on this one immediately! Tonight! I will work on my cross stitch month sampler, I have only finished January and I should be half way through April already!
6. Remember the little things.
This might be silly, but I have let these things slip through the cracks and they are important to me. The little things: face masks, teeth whitening, painting my nails, window shopping/real shopping, talking on the phone, decorating, baking, etc. These things that made me smile and I thoroughly enjoy them. I need more to make me smile.
So that’s my list. I will come back to this list periodically and update my progress. Try to keep myself updated.
I feel good about this list, it’s not so over the top that I can’t at least get a good start by October. This could easily be done, I just have to stay focused and first and foremost I need to work on being assertive, it will certainly help to accomplish this list. I really need to work on my self-care and this list is just that: self-care.
I matter most. I received this email from The Universe today and I really just love what it said:
Act the part, Maria, and circumstances will shift until it’s no longer acting… and there will be ice cream for everyone.
So that’s it… I will start acting the part.
Happy 1/2 birthday to me!! Yay!