It’s a new year, and a new birthday! Today, I turn 31. I don’t feel like 31 is old, but saying, “I’m 31.” just seems weird to me. Like I am legit now a thirty-something. Gah.
Last year I shared Thirty things I learned at 30 [no, I promise not to share thirty-one things with you today!] and felt that 30 was a year to reflect. But it turns out 30 was the year of BUSY.
But aren’t we all busy? Some of us can roll with it. and some of us can’t. Some of us get our shit done, but whine the whole time [meeeee].
Truth is, I thrive in chaos, and I’m always looking to improve myself. But then I take on too much, flip and just shut down completely. That puts me behind on my goals, and then I get sort of depressed. I think I have been in this cycle for a few years, and wasn’t always aware at what I was doing. I am trying to fill a void with things to keep me busy – things I truly love, but intentionally make busy plans so I don’t have to focus truly on myself. This doesn’t help me, or the relationships I care about, at all.
So for 2015, the year I turned 31, my goal is to relax. Not relax like, “OMG, I’m so effing stressed and I just want to watch some Bravo!”, but r.e.l.a.x my mind, and learn to like myself.
I made a list of things I’d like to accomplish personally, and professionally. I wrote it down, said it aloud to the world, and am just going to do.it. No more over-thinking it. Just do it. Get off my ass, stick with my running, among other things, and make things happen!
I’m so very fortunate in so many ways – and this is the year I am going to finally focus on the good, worry less about the bad and just be in the moment.
My friends, this is our year. I just know it!
Cheers to another year, and happy Friday! xoxo