Heyo, everybody! How ya’ll doin? I am feelin’ great today! Wanna know why?
Because I’m happy!
Crazy how that works, huh? I’m truly happy for the first time in a long time, and I thought it was about time to announce it. Not that much has changed, really, but at the same time, everything has changed.
(Is that cliche? Oh yeah. Is this dramatic pause necessary? Probs not.)
I have found myself a new life motto, and it’s almost stupid how simple it is to follow. I don’t know why I didn’t do this before, but I’ve made a conscious decision to live my life a certain way and things have never been better! Wanna know what it is?
I found this magnet at Barnes & Noble about two weeks ago, and it stopped me in my tracks. It may seem silly for something so simple and obvious to some people to really make me stop and think, but that’s exactly what it did. For the past two weeks, I have been focusing on doing things that make me happy, and I have to say I’m really surprised by how much of a difference it has made in my life. Yeah, I know how cheesy that sounds, but bare with me.
I’m a serial complainer. Ask anyone who knows me. And most of the time, I talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, meaning I complain about things I don’t like but then make no move to change anything. Well not anymore! No mo’ hatin’!
Last weekend I was getting annoyed and down about the fact that our apartment is a mess and I’m behind on blog posts and I still had presents to wrap and a myriad of other random things while I was just lying in bed watching Netflix. So basically doing nothing. Then I just decided to turn off the TV, get up and actually do something. I picked up the papers and random pieces of garbage that were on the floor, I put away my clothes from doing laundry a few days prior, I made a list of blog posts I wanted to write, I pulled out the wrapping paper, etc. To put it plainly, I got movin’! And I got happy.
That made a big change on my whole day. No, seriously! Usually on the weekend I love to (try to) relax by reading or watching Netflix or playing with my dog or hang out with my boyfriend when he’s not at work, and because I want to relax, I find myself not wanting to do any chores. And then during the week I get mad that things are messy or that I have even more things to that I want to do but can’t because I have to play catch up from the week before. Then the cycle repeats, and I get stuck in a crabby mood more than is necessary (which, tbh, is probs never, really).
So I finally decided to break that cycle, step up to the plate and use many more cliches on my path to happiness. Because I’m my solution!
Basically, it’s time for me to make some big changes in my life! A lot of things have been weighing on my mind for quite some time and I haven’t done anything to change them, so it’s time. Others are new
issues opportunities for me to work on and grow. Either way, new or old, it’s time for me to assess my life and change what isn’t making me happy (if I can).
So it’s time for some changes! Most of this has just involved me actually listening to myself and what I want. Crazy concept, amirite?
Here are the goals I am setting for 2015 to continue making myself happy (oh, and gifs make me happy, so go with it):
— Embark on a year of discovery. This relates to my blog, my personal life, my future career, just about everything. I have a general idea of what I want to do and who I want to be, but I haven’t sat down to really think about it all in quite a while. And my interests have changed since high school and college, which is probably the last time I was contemplating things like this. I want to discover who I really am: what my talents are, what my passions are, what my fears are, everything. And if there were dragons involved, that would be awesome.
— Touch the butt. Basically, I just want to take more risks. I’ve led a pretty complacent life so far, and while I like it, there’s definitely room for improvement and risk. I’m generally a pretty cautious person, which can be good for a lot of reasons, but like I’ve said about a gazillion times in this post, it’s time for a change. This could have been summed up in my first point, but I really wanted to include a gif of Nemo touching the butt. So, boom.
— Up my blogging game. Like I’ve mentioned on my blog before, there are a lot of things I want to do out here in the blogosphere. And while I don’t plan on typing every word I know like Ron Swanson, I do plan on writing more, contributing to other blogs more via guest posts, doing ad swaps, getting a new theme, etc. I don’t want to give everything away, but I do want you guys to know that I’m really making a solid commitment to this blog and this space.
— Be healthier. While I may not own any workout gear quite as fierce as Jesse & The Sundaes, a girl can dream. A few days ago I decided it was time (well, past time, but still) to start making healthier choices, and I can already notice a big difference in myself. With this mindset in place, I’m excited to see what 2015 brings.
— Bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles. Because that would just be plain awesome.
What are your goals for 2015?