Last year I started this blog after a year or so of contemplating if I even wanted to do it at all! Honestly, what I really wanted was a place where I could document parts of my life and share it with others. As 2017 comes to an end, I have to say that this blog has become even more than I expected. It’s become my therapy! With every place I visit, concert I go to, friends and family I visit, I always enjoy coming home and putting together a blog to post about my adventures.
As I look back at my blogs from 2017, I had a very busy year filled with many highs and some lows. I visited a few places, went to a few concerts, finally passed my real estate exam and sold my first home in August! On the down side, we lost a beloved family member and I lost a friend who had a sense of humor like no other. Both of you will be dearly missed.
As 2018 begins, I have many personal goals that I would like to achieve but in order for that to happen I have to learn to stop putting so much pressure on myself. When I do that it stresses me out and frustrates the hell out of me. That needs to stop! During my two weeks off from work for winter break I’ve realized a whole lot more about myself and have come to the conclusion that most of the time I can’t seem to get out of my own way! Ha! That needs to stop too! Most of the ideas that I have written down in the passed 4 months are quite interesting and would like to do them but I have a habit of procrastination which makes me doubt myself. Not this year! This year is about doing STUFF and not THINKING so much. I feel like 2017 was a learning process and this year will be where I put plans into actions. Your brain will make you crazy if you let it! Not letting it consume me this year!
Besides STUFF and some goals, my actual PLAN for the new year will consist of more writing, less TV, more reading, less game playing on my phone, more meditation/exercise/taking care of myself and less worrying about things I cannot control (Easier said that done, I know!). But, I think I can do it!
I also feel that being less specific with my goals could make them easier to achieve as well. For example, instead of saying “I want to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year” or “I want to publish 100 books by the end of the year” I should probably say “I will lose weight this year, even if it’s just a pound” and “I will write this year, even if it’s just in my notebook”! Sounds easier to attain and less pressure that’s for sure! I DO have some STUFF up my sleeve this year but for now I’ll keep that to myself.
Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?
Have a healthy and happy 2018!
Till next time….