Friday, January 3, 2014
Obligatory New Years Post
Let me first start off by saying, I am not a fan of new years. Nothing to do with bad past experiences or anything like that, I just don’t see the point in it. After all, it’s not really my new year. My new year starts the day of my birthday but in hopes of not being too difficult I go along with all the festivities and resolutions and (hopefully) not let on how stupid I think the whole thing really is.
That being said, this year was a particularly great one to reign in. I really stepped out of my comfort zone, took on a few challenges I had been meaning to get around to, and learned new things about myself. For instances I started going to parties and I survived going to a concert without having a total break down. Two things that are pretty big achievements since I have suffered from panic attacks for most of my life and crowds are by far my biggest triggers. I became vegan, something I had wanted to do since I was a little girl and started reducing my belongings as I slowly make my way to becoming a minimalist. I made great strides in the romance department in ways of figuring out what I actually want/need in a partner and how I work in those given situations. And lastly, I started taking my yoga practice so seriously that I decided to become certified.
I also had some crazy curve balls thrown my way like being evacuated from the summer camp I was working/living at because of a giant forest fire. But I also made some awesome new friends and got to see how the other half lived for a weekend. In other words, I had a really awesome year.
So when it came to making my new years resolutions, I must say, I was at loss. After all, I had been eating healthy for the past four months and working out (pretty much) everyday since April. I don’t drink or consume anything that could possibly poison my body (this even includes caffeine) and, as far as I am aware, there was no bad quality I possessed that I desperately needed to work on. I mean, that’s why last year was so great, it was because I had grown so much. Then it dawned on me. While I was working on me, my love for writing and photography had taken a backseat. Two things I very much loved doing.
In conclusion, this year I plan to focus on my artsy side. Maybe finally finish that novel I have been working on for the past five years, use my camera for more fun things, learn how poetry works, and (hopefully) update my blog more.