Just wanted to take a moment to thank 2013… it was hard, fun, ridiculous, and everything inbetween. I am grateful for the lessons learned. Here’s to 2014 where I plan on being even more grateful for everything life has to offer. I have a hard time with change and although, its just going from one day to the next; just like yesterday… there is a different feeling to starting a new year. Maybe its just me, I maybe put too much pressure on the new year, but it has so much opportunity and hope attached to it. “This will be my year!” kinda stuff. I’m trying a slightly different approach this year… be grateful and be a doer. Get business done & be grateful you can get business done! I am scared of the new, but excited at the same time. Really though, thank you 2013 — lots of lessons learned. If not for those lessons, 2014 won’t be what it will be…
Now for my New Years Resolutions, every year I make them and every year I break most of them. haha But it wouldn’t be a new year if I didn’t make my resolutions… (although, they are almost the same every year… I could just copy last years list. haha!) Here we go!
Slow down: There are so many things I want to do that I get overwhelmed. I get all caught up in the 10,000 things I’d like to accomplish right. now. and then I end up doing none of them. I need to take it easy… everything doesn’t have to (and realistically cannot) be done right now. I need to just take it one thing at a time and eventually all those things will get done. The way I’m doing it now… nothing is getting done. And there is no worse feeling than having a completely unproductive day. Also, when I rush through stuff, I don’t get any enjoyment out of it. Slowing down and really relishing the moment.
Money: I am a thirty-something adult and I still do not know how to manage my money. So my goal is to learn how to manage money. Normally my goal is to save… but I think I need to learn how to manage and in managing I think saving just comes naturally.
Health: Take better care of myself, clearly. I have been doing a terrible job at this… I want to feel good about myself again, so I need to take better care. Not only to look good on the outside but most importantly, feel great on the inside. I may never be a size 2, but I can feel perfect just being me in whatever size I might be. Yoga & running like I used to do, I know its possible to be healthy, I was there once… I can do it again.
Fear: Let it go. I suppose that is two in one. I need to stop letting fear get the best of me and holding me (and others) back… and letting go of things. I hold on to my fears so tightly, not to let them get away. In doing so I am losing so many opportunities. Fear is blocking the happiness from getting into my life. Every time I have a fear enter my head, I need to tell it to go away, and eventually it will stop coming around. This will be a hard one for me to tackle, but I’m going to work my hardest at this one.
Creativity: I opened an Etsy store (Surprisingly Upbeat) in November and considering I don’t do any advertising… I think it gets seen more than I ever thought it would. Which of course makes me think maybe it could become something, something small, something fun… but something! I have so many ideas I would like to see come to fruition, so I need to slow down (resolution #1 and this one go hand in hand, really) and just do one idea a month or whatever. I also have a few projects I wanted to get done for friends, which I need to make the time for. I was given a new, amazing sewing machine for Christmas and I cant wait to use it! So. Much. To. Do. This is where I really need to stop, take a breath and slow down… or nothing will get done and my creativity meter will be stuck at low forever.
S l ow D o w n…
These are tough ones, but good ones. I feel good about this years list. Normally its like 50 things long, which is just setting myself up for failure. A simple list of things, its perfect.
Cheers to 2013 and Welcome 2014!
*image taken from Sometimes Sweet Blog