My god has it been a HOT minute since I’ve written anything on here.
My intention with this blog was always to write when I felt inclined to write. As in, it’s essentially my hobby. It’s a thing I do because writing has always been something I’ve loved to do since I was a small human. When I’m writing, I lose myself and the words just flow. Plus, I like to help people by sharing my own stories, my own insights, my own lessons that I’m learning, etc.
I think we often forget that what comes naturally to us doesn’t come so naturally to others. I think we often underestimate our ability to have a positive impact on the world and inspire others. I think we often forget just how incredible and special each of us truly is.
Anyways, I’m BACK! And it feels really, REALLY good.
I want to share some updates with you pertaining to my own life, my own headspace, and where I’m at in the world.
While I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, I do believe that the new year symbolizes hitting the “refresh” button on life. It’s a clean slate. I certainly feel this way right now.
I look back on 2021 and wonder where the actual hell the time went. It FLEW, right?!? Which, to me, indicates that time, especially in adulthood, seems to pass by so, so quickly. This also serves as a reminder to me that if you want to start something, whether it’s a project, hobby, business endeavor, whatever…there is truly no perfect timing. You just gotta START, and figure it out along the way. Just like there’s no such thing as a perfect relationship or perfection in day to day life. You spill your coffee on the floor. You wake up at 6am and immediately have to clean up dog poop in the living room, un-caffeinated. (Literally my day yesterday, yum!) You realize you forgot to pay a medical bill that got lost in the mail. Life is a beautiful, imperfect experience.
For me, 2022 symbolizes deep commitment. To my peace of mind. To showing up for myself, even when I don’t feel like it because it’s in my best interest (annoying middle of the day doctor’s appointments, anyone?!) To doing my morning stretches even when I just feel like sitting at the kitchen table, sipping coffee and staring off into space. To bringing anything that I’ve got brewing in me, like new business endeavors and projects, travel ideas, home decor ideas, whatever, to life.
People often ask me how I stay so motivated. My response to that is that I don’t. I’m absolutely not motivated every day. What I am, however, is disciplined. I know that through consistent, repetitive action steps towards what I want in my life (stuff like a thriving business, loving relationship, financial freedom, solid friendships and family ties, a long, healthy life) that I will reap the benefits tomorrow with the seeds I plant today. That’s my “big secret” to staying “motivated.” 😉
Does staying disciplined like this get mundane sometimes? Sure. Do I sometimes have frustrating days where I’m on hold with an airline for 2 hours and then get cut off, which makes me want to go live in a tree in the middle of the forest with no technology? You bet. Do I sometimes just not want to do life at all in the morning, and instead lay in my cozy bed all day swaddled in fuzzy blankets watching Sex and the City reruns? Hell yes.
But I don’t, because I’m committed to myself and my life and making my corner of the universe as incredible as possible.
In addition, I’ve also noticed a massive expansion within myself mentally.
I’m noticing myself becoming…softer. Being more comfortable with being vulnerable. Becoming even more empathetic to others, even when they’re being annoying. Being more loving in general, and expressing that. Still being extra and loving getting glammed up and dressing cute, but simultaneously recognizing the value in becoming more focused on making sure I’m just as beautiful on the inside as the outside. Envisioning myself with a family of my own one day. Finding happiness and joy in the little day-to-day things, like taking my dog outside and watching her bound about in the snow like a baby lamb. Is this what growing up is? If so, I’m here for it.
I’m beyond excited for what this year will bring.
Thank you for being here with me on this journey that we call life.