In 2017, I think I grew a lot in every aspect of my life this year. One of the accomplishments I’m most proud of is the state of my mental being. I am completely content with my life in a way I’ve never felt before. Yes, I still have my earth shattering dreams. Yes, I still am severely sick with the travel bug. But I’m just content with my current state. I’m okay with staying home, or just being quaint. My anxiety has been conquered and my depression is no longer a crippling part of my life.
In 2018, I want to travel. I want to go somewhere I’ve never been before and I want to take lots of pictures. I want to grow my blog. I posted a survey to see who wanted to see what. I know I want to start a curly hair diary, monthly favorites, outfit of the days, and of course more giveaways! I’m going to start an email list that sends out newsletters. For school, I want to focus more of myself on school. Not stress myself out, but apply myself more. I could be a straight A student but I choose to not fully apply myself. I want to be a better friend and girlfriend. I want to be more intentional in spending time with my friends or being there for them when I’m needed. I want to not get angry as easily or overreact to situations that do not need a reaction. I think that’s ones of the hardest thing to teach yourself, “not every situation needs a reaction.”
"Not every situation needs a reaction"
For my resolutions, I want to save half of the money I make. I spend my money on eating out and buying clothes that I really do not need. I want to save my money for traveling and for my future. Chase and I are going to try to only going out once a month. Another resolution is I want to be healthier. This last semester, I was working out and I was really enjoying it. I want to eat better, drink less dr. Peppers, and workout. I downloaded a water tracker on my watch to make sure I’m drinking enough water. I’ve already looked into joining a gym and want to start back doing yoga. This is great me time and really does clear your mind.
I’ve talked to a couple of people and they’ve said things like “why choose the new year to just decide and change yourself?” Or no one actually sticks to those. It’s a commitment and a choice. I hope everyone had a wonderful start to their 2018. I wish nothing but happiness for each one of you.