It has been awhile since I’ve blogged. Life has a way of getting messing with my plans but I’m back and I wanted my first post of 2014 to be about the things that I’m looking forward too in 2014 (and beyond).
2013 was a year of ups and downs. Good things happened (like a trip to Las Vegas and the acceptance of a new job) but also some bad things happen (usually involving house problems) but I’ve persevered – because that is sometimes the only way…to pull up those metaphorical pants and get on with things.
So for the start of 2014, I sat myself down and did a big self-evaluation. A self-evaluation that looked at all of the aspects of my life and how I can continue or approve upon them…it was also a little soul searching because as the year was winding down – I realized that I had lost touch with it . No, nothing bad just that I hadn’t been paying it much attention. Feeding the soul is something that I think gets overlooked in our lives and mine need some TLC. That is why I did the self-evaluation – I needed to have things to look forward to and to strive for.
So here is my best three:
2. Taking ME time
3. Starting something new
Volunteering. Something that I always say I want to do but end up making up so many excuses why I can’t. Not this year. This year, I’m looking at volunteering opportunities in my community and going to sign myself up. I think this is something that not enough people do (and should be). So many organizations need help. So the question I asked myself, WHY NOT? What is actually preventing me from NOT volunteering? I honestly couldn’t come up with anything so now its on the top of my list to look forward too this year.
Taking capital M-E time. This is something that I also seem to forgot to do or make excuses not to do. This doesn’t mean I need to book spa time…no this just means that I need to focus on things that make me happy – that separate me from my the world. For me, this means a solitary walk, listening to music, reading, playing a video game, doing crafts…it doesn’t cost money…its just for me. I don’t do this enough and this is something I’m changing and looking forward too.
Starting something new. If you’re like me, I usually start something but never finish it. Or I have so many great ideas, I start but again never pursue. That is changing this year. This year I’m going to start a novel. I’m going to start some new craft projects (from start to end). I’m going to learn computer programming. I’m not letting anything stand in my way. No excuses.