Happy New Year!! (insert party + champagne clink emojis)
I’m not huge on resolutions, but I do love to reflect over the past year! This year was an amazing one, and I’m so happy and thankful for everything that has happened in it. It can be hard to reflect on a year because I don’t think in years, I think in memories, feelings and events. But, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the year, it’s to just do your own thing. In typical fashion, here’s a quote and the most important thing I’ve learned over this last year.
“What messes us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.”
To me, one of the most overwhelming aspects of life is the pressure to live a million different kinds of lives. By that I mean one person can’t do everything, especially not at once. There are societal pressures put on by outside sources like movies, books, the internet of things you should be doing and accomplishing. And there are pressures put on by friends or family of things they think you should be doing. I think one of the biggest factors of stress for so many people is trying to live a life that everyone else can be proud of. But if you try to do that you will probably feel exhausted and confused. Because like I said, you can’t live a million different lives, you just live your own.
If there’s anything I’ve learned this year, it is to do my thing or at least try my hardest to. I’ve always done my own thing, this is the girl who wore a long, poofy, vintage 40’s dress to a homecoming dance in 10th grade amid a sea of bodycon. But I truly have learned the value of appreciating the things that make me happy and devoting my time to that. Nobody was given an instruction manual in life, everyone is just trying their best to do what makes them and the people they love happy. And that’s a beautiful thing. So, for my new years resolution, my goal is to remember that the key to being happy is to just do your own thing. Because at the end of the day, you are who you are and the person who can make you happiest is yourself.
So, I celebrated the New Year the best way I knew how. A beautiful dinner with my family, and then at home in my pj’s, with Dave. We watched Nick Offerman drink whiskey, How I Met Your Mother and talked about which celebrity deaths of the year made us most sad (Princess Leia and Severus Snape for me).
I do have a few other goals for the new year, I sometimes scoff at the idea of resolutions, but it can be a good way to list your goals. One of my biggest goals is that I want to keep developing my blog and always be improving it. I am so incredibly happy that I decided to start this back up again this past summer. This is the best creative outlet, and something I have always found fun, and I love reading everyone’s blogs as well. Thank you all for reading!
Cheers to a great new year! 🙂