A little late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thank you to everyone who has followed along on this blog journey.. I can’t believe this is my third New Years Resolutions post. How wild.
Looking back at my year and making plans for 2019, I was trying to brainstorm my resolutions. I’m not a huge resolutions girl…I always feel like I am letting myself or someone down. It’s so easy to beat yourself up when you “fail” your new years resolution. Oh, I am going to workout 5 days a week…& then I get drunk and am hungover and don’t go to the gym, you feel like crap. Your negative self talk kicks in about how you “failed.” Oh I didn’t call my mom everyday, I “failed” my resolutions. Oh I didn’t finish this book this month, I “failed” my resolutions. It’s vicious. So this year, I am taking a new approach.
Pick a word from the list below (or if you have another one in mind) that best represents YOU. This could be something you have, a trait you want, something you want to work on….
After reading this list, pick one. Mine is “PRESENT.” For me, this means being present. In 2019, I want to be 100% present in every situation I am in. I want to present when I’m out with friends, I want to be present when I’m sitting in a coffee shop working, I want to be present when I’m on the phone with my mom… I so easily fault to being half-ass in life, being not fully aware and there in certain moments. I want to have moments with friends that are not all over snapchat or instagram, have deep conversations with my roommates about random shit because someday, we wont live together anymore, I want to read more, write more, spend time with old friends, reach out to those who maybe I haven’t heard from in awhile because why not? life is short.
I am vowing in 2019 to be more PRESENT. To just BE.
I hope your year starts off with great friends, cocktails and many laughs surrounded my the ones you love! Be open to new love, new opportunities and may you have your best year YET. The moment we let the expectations and rules go, is the moment we start to really live life.