Happy New Year! I know there's always debate on whether or not New Year's Resolutions and goals are a good idea. Some will say, why make goals just during the new year, why not all year long? Personally, I myself make goals in the New Year because I love fresh starts. I love to refocus my energy and time to what I want to accomplish. I like to set a precedence and set the bar high. I have such high hopes. Instead of looking at them as goals that need to be met, I look at them as dreams I want to accomplish. It helps me create a theme for the year. I don't know about you guys, but it's easier for me to get things done if I can check it off a list or see actual visual results.
For me, 2018 is about to be the year of change. I am going to be graduating college, jumping into a full time career, moving out of the house I have know as long as I can remember. In 2018, I am going to take my life to the next level. This is the year that nothing will ever be the same. I am so excited, but terrified and sometimes find myself with panic attacks of anxiety for what my future holds, but I am pounding the pavement. Hitting the ground running. I am making this the year of living. For so long, all I have known is going to school, trying to make a future for myself. Well this year, I finally get to live. I am planning so many trips and have so many new experiences to look forward to. Who would have thought we would make it to 2018?
I recently read the book You Are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero and all I can say is I AM INSPIRED. Beyond inspired actually. Life changing book. Must read. Because I am making this the year of living, I challenge you to REALLY live these next 12 months like it's your last year on Earth. Here are five of my favorite snipers from You Are a Bad Ass to help you make goals tailored to YOUR year of living:
1. “What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.”
2. “Because if you base your self-worth on what everyone else thinks of you, you hand all your power over to other people and become dependent on a source outside of yourself for validation. Then you wind up chasing after something you have no control over, and should that something suddenly place its focus somewhere else, or change its mind and decide you’re no longer very interesting, you end up with a full-blown identity crisis.”
3. “Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death.”
4. “Maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous”
5. “Hang out with people who are living on purpose, who meet their challenges with a step aside, suckers attitude, who are dating super awesome people, making exactly the kind of money they want to be making (or working toward it) or taking the kinds of vacations they, and you, want to be taking, and you’ll not only see what’s possible for you,”
Make this your year of living people. Do it.
Details on the outfit giving me life below: