While travelling to Kentucky for Christmas, I really got to thinking about the New Year and what I wanted to work on for myself. It was actually really nice, because up to that point with last year being so rough, I had just been focusing on days and weeks not anything long-term.
Here is my original list. While I was on the plane I managed to spill my water all over my bullet journal and all over my lap. Fun! Thank goodness I had like an hour left on my flight, so it dried by the time we landed. Needless to say it was an interesting flight.
The biggest thing for me this year is to just be happy. If you have noticed that most of my Positive Monday’s have been geared to being happy, it is because it has been on my mind a lot lately. It is something that I am trying to find for myself. I had a big conversation with my bestie and my Mom this past week about what makes me happy and what I want to do. It hit me… I didn’t know what would make me happy. I have gone so long with just coasting, never really thought about, or figured out what would make me happy. Other than candy and ice cream of course 😉
I have never really been the kind of person to pamper myself. Perfect example would be, I don’t ever get my nails done. In the last two years I have gone twice. It isn’t because I don’t like it, that isn’t it at all. I love being pampered. I just like to pamper other people, I like making other people happy. Unfortunately that has taken away time that I should invest in me, especially over the years. So this year I am really going to focus on pampering myself and making myself comfortable.
I plan on surrounding myself with people that really want to spend time with me and not add stress to my life I plan on buying more candles and plants for my apartment. I just hope I can keep those plants alive lol! (I didn’t inherit my grandmother’s green thumb unfortunatly). But the theme here is to bring life into my home. More oxygen and more light. Things that have more positive influence, that help lift me up instead of tearing me down.
I want to try new things, and those new things I think will help me as a person. I will spend more time outdoors enjoying life and bringing y’all with me. Which also goes back to being happy. I want to try new things and see what the world has to offer. I have always been a homebody. I love sitting on the couch and relaxing after working all day but I need to turn it up just a bit. I need to get outside and get some fresh air.
I need to spend more time designing. I have, just like in the other areas of my life, just done enough to get me by. I’m done with just skating by to get things done. I want to create things that are awesome. If I’m being completely honest here, I feel like I haven’t been. Granted, it was the best that I felt that I could do at the moment but it is time to take it up a notch. Time to learn new things and new techniques.
I don’t care if it sounds selfish, but this year is for me. I am focusing on me and what makes me happy. I hope you do the same.
What are somethings that you are improving in your life this year?
I know my coffee was strong this morning to get me going. I had a couple of my best friends visit me from back home in Texas and we had a blast. I wish it didn’t have to end. Here are some quotes to help you through your Monday.
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