Bring it on, 24!
Happy Saturday lovelies! Today is birthday..... and it feels like it crept up so quickly this year! I'm actually pretty nervous for the upcoming year ahead. The beginning of my twenties was a time for fun, wander and exploration. I'm just now beginning to get the sense of where I'm headed, who I want to be, and where I'd like to end up. There past few months I have felt so much pressure to start figuring it all out...and quickly! I know that it may sound crazy to you all, but I truly feel like I should have it all figured out by now. I wouldn't change a thing in my life so far, my early twenties have been full of growth and learning. This year I'm going to be setting goals, and figuring out just where I want to end up in my career. This year I'd like to begin some sort of education, whether its earning a certification or taking some online classes. I'm not gonna lie. I feel like 24 is going to be the age of many changes, and I'm so excited to welcome all that comes my way. Before we look ahead at my goals for this upcoming year, lets look back...At twenty three, I did some amazing things....
I jumped out of my comfort zone and moved cross country
I became engaged to my best friend
I went on countless road trips / traveled often
I said "Yes" to the dress
We rescued a kitten and expanded our family
I threw caution to the wind, and learned to love and embrace the skin I'm in
At twenty three, I also moved into my very first apartment, received an amazing promotion at work, traveled throughout the New England, and began investing in myself and my future. Twenty three, has definitely been my favorite year so far in my adult life. Twenty three was the year I finally felt comfortable with my body, and began to love and embrace every curve. Overall, I think it was the year I threw caution to the wind and truly start living life on my terms. I feel like with every year, I'm growing more bolder, and becoming that more fearless in pursing my dreams, and goals for the future.
What I'm hoping for, for 24
I could pick a million and one things I would like to focus on for this year, but overall there are two I'd like to concentrate on:
Continue to work on becoming the healthiest, happiest version of myself imaginable.
In the past few years, I've taken my mental and physical health very seriously. After years of battling depression, I've overcome so much and finally feel like I'm in the best place mentally. This year was a year full of positive changes, and I couldn't be more grateful for them. I finally feel like I'm my happiest, and living my healthiest life. Since moving to Texas, I've been fortunate enough to have access to the most amazing gym, thanks to my amazing fiancé. They offer a ton of specialty classes, free of charge, and have the nicest trainers that have helped me in so many ways. I'm the healthiest, and truly the happiest I've really ever been, and I'm so happy to have finally reached a good place in my life. This year, I want to stay on the same path, I'd like to keep working towards my fitness goals, and learning more in depth about nutrition, to better nurture myself. This year is going to be all about the pursuit of health, and overall happiness in all areas of my life.
Figure out the next, best step
Lately, I've been so caught up in all the things that I haven't accomplished, which probably sounds completely ridiculous. I've never been one to obsess over the fact that I'm not where I want to be, but lately I've just been beating myself up about it. I see all of my closest friends reaching huge milestones in their lives: getting married, earning their degree, scoring their dream jobs, having babies, and buying their first homes. Don't get me wrong, I am not playing the comparison game here, because that just doesn't work, because we're all on different paths in life. I'm truly happy for all of my friends, but I can't help but feel like I'm not doing enough, or accomplishing enough right now. Like I said, it may sound absolutely ridiculous, but that's exactly how I've been feeling. For me, it was a huge accomplishment that I decided I would move almost 3,000 miles across the country and begin a new life. Right now, I've been taking it easy, one day at a time and taking the time to travel and see a new part of the country. Some may be content with that, but right now, I'm surprisingly not. I absolutely love traveling and seeing new places, and learning about new cultures but I know I need to me working towards something more. For the past few months I've had school on the brain, and knew I needed to start on a new path. I even went as far as applying to schools and received acceptance letters, but haven't moved a muscle. I've always had a grand sense of myself, and exactly what I want, but right now, I don't. This year, I'd like to focus on taking the next best step, really any step in a new direction. I'm ready to begin to figure out just where I want to be, and what I want to do with my one life.