2014

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

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My main goal for 2014 is to focus on myself mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially. 2013 was a year of change, good, bad, and neutral. I kind of fell off the path I was headed on in 2012, the path I needed and wanted to continue along. I fell back into certain bad habits such as negative thinking, self-doubt, and self-dislike. I lost some of my self-esteem that I had gained in 2012 and the years past. At the same time, I made a major move, nearly 11hours from home into my own little apartment with my best girl, a new city, a [sorta] new job, new people, new responsibilities. That move brought me a brand new start. Not knowing anybody helped me free my mind somewhat from expectations and social pressures. Not knowing my way around gave me increased confidence in my ability to learn directions and new things in general. Having Jayde all to myself and vice versa gave me focus toward her needs and our relationship. Having the apartment to myself all day and every night helped me realize a little more what my ideal balance of social and alone time is (i.e. I function pretty darn well when I’m alone 98% of the time). I became calmer, not as apt to extreme mood swings, and settled into the role of ‘adult’ that required me to pay bills, take care of household responsibilities, and take complete control of myself (i.e. nobody telling me to get up, brush the dogs, clean my room, etc. etc.)

Goals for 2014 include saving $600 [if not more]; try meditation; practiceΒ Radical Honesty;Β clean up my diet by reducing sugar intake, drinking more water, and eating more fruits and veggies; and practicing daily gratitude. Some of these might be monthly projects, but I am not limiting them to 30 days. I want to bring more awareness into my life in these areas. This blog will be geared toward my process of bettering myself.

Peace & Pawprints

 

 

2014

My name is Heather and I’m a terrible blogger.

This year I’m going to attempt post-a-day 2014, just as I did in 2012.

2013 was quite the year. Lessons, growth, change, discovery. Graduation from college with my bachelor’s degree. Getting into my first choice criminology grad program. Moving out of and away, far away, from my parents’ home and my home town. Those were the broad marking points of 2013. Many little moments in and of each.

I don’t fully have my plans for 2014 written out yet. Hopefully these will come within the week. Expect pictures, quotes, progress updates, and hopefully a bit more focus as the weeks go by.

Peace & PawprintsΒ