January 6, 2015

New Year, New Outlook

Happy New Year! My main goals as of last year were to push myself - to try new things, jump into blogging and embrace the friendships in my life. While that didn't exactly happen in huge leaps, my life has radically shifted from where I was last January and I couldn't be happier about it.

I'm more focused on larger goals for how I live my life. Living less out of habit and more out of intent. I'm tapering expectations. I'm not a perfect person. I want to learn to let go of comparing, competing, judgments, anger, regrets, worrying, blame, guilt, and fear. So if I don't get everything checked on my to do list, that is completely okay. I want to go into it without expecting too much of myself. 

I've immersed myself in the social media world, and noticed the negativity with it. I spent way too much time trying to wrap my head around why people enjoy being mean to others. At the end of the day, hurting people hurt people, and there are a lot of people hurting in this world. Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world couldn’t obtain. A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, and destiny from finding you. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed. I want to be more understanding. And I not only want to recognize the best in others, but acknowledge it more. 

Lastly, I want this year to be about being present. I need to learn to be content with simply not knowing and be at peace with the notion that everything does not need an explanation. I'm someone who craves control and when it's not a viable option, I'll often go into a crazy, negative mindset hoping that it will somehow prepare me for what's ahead. Instead I build up a fear and anxiety of things that more than likely are never going to happen. Not only is that a waste of time and energy, but more often than not, what I think is going to happen rarely pans out that way. 
May the new year bring you luck, love, and kindness.

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