“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” ~ C.S. Lewis
New Years Resolutions
It's hard to believe that another whole year has past. When you realize that the year is coming to an end, you start to look back at the last twelve months. And lets be real, it's impossible not to when social media is filled with reflections and 'top 9s', the news is constantly replaying the highs and lows of the year, and even the radio counts down the top songs. Everyone seems to fall into this reflective state - I'm no different. This year I relaunched my blog, built upon some incredible friendships, made some massive life changes, and embarked on an incredible trip. I've also left an apartment I loved, in a city I was comfortable in, had to make some hard and difficult life choices, and often found myself torn and confused on how I wanted to move forward with my life. So often people try to hide what they deem is 'bad', like it will be a stigma they carry around. It's easy to just think about the good, and ignore the difficult - but I'm trying to embrace it to grow. Things don't always work out the way that you expected, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't supposed to be that way all along.
I’m not normally one to get prosaic and wax poetic about the sun setting on one year and dawn breaking on the next. I’ve always held the belief that new years was just another day. We stay up late and celebrate, cheering at the stroke of midnight, but really the next morning the sun rises the same. I’ll admit that it makes me a bit of a killjoy about the whole thing.
But this year, I’ve decided to reframe how I think about things; to be less of a debbie downer about the whole affair. I’m choosing to look at the new year as a fresh beginning, and a brand new start. For the first time in my life, I’m making New Years resolutions. But as someone who has never made them before, I’m opting not to keep them simpler. It’s easy to make a goal like ‘go to the gym everyday’, but how many of us actually keep to those goals? I’m trying to pick things that are more achievable, and goals that I’ll be more inspired to reach.
So here we go, my new years resolutions:
~find more things that make me happy, and embrace them
~cut out the toxic things in my life
~do more things that terrify me
~learn, explore, grow, and constantly try new things
Hope you have a happy, healthy, and safe New Year – that brings you everything you want
Anthropologie Modern 2017-2018 Planner (sold out but I’ve linked some others that I love)
Ban.do Glitter Bomb Souvenir Pen