My first post of 2014, filled with hope and optimism for the future, but mind you it’s only February…
As usual I’m late to hop on the bandwagon and it wasn’t until the second to third week of January in which I asked myself what do I want to work on this year?
Last year was another whirlwind transitional year filled with lots of changes…Home, car, friends, family, career and while on the outside everything seemed to be falling in line, the insides were suffering. I never seemed to be able to play catch-up quick enough. Beautiful new house, no time to clean or maintain it…Brand new car, already has half my closet inside it…No time for family or friends…just work, work, work. And although it has paid off (Two promotions in one year anyone? Double my salary?) I really now need to take a step back and deal with me. And maybe the outside of me as well (weight gain, mani/pedi, a haircut even?)
So with a little help from my favorite resources I started to get inspired…
For inner strength- www.zenhabits.com
For the home- www.apartmenttherapy.com
For my belly- www.thekitchn.com
For a smaller belly- www.mapmyrun.com
For style- www.luckymag.com
For money- www.mint.com
For my sanity- www.netflix.com/theoffice
And for organizing it all:
And after a month or so of actually doing things, not just saying them, I’m happy to report that I feel exactly the same…only better. I can’t say that all of my bad habits will ever completely go away, that I myself could change, but I do believe that I can improve.
So as I research and learn my shortcuts, I shall share them with you, whoever you are and hope you screw up as often as I do. Remembering to embrace the new year and yourself, with the goal of not being different or perfect, just better.