Can you believe January is almost over? Where is time going? I wrote a few weeks ago how I am doing a book challenge as part of my new year’s resolutions. (So far I have finished 3. Woohoo!). That’s not all. I also have a secret to share, I’m taking online classes! It’s taking up more of my time than I’ve realized. I’m also figuring out that being out of college really can make you out of touch with the latest trends.
I follow a lot of tech boards on Pinterest that are always telling me the latest trends in web design, graphic design, print design, social media, etc. You get the picture. Now that I’ve been at my “new” job almost a year, it’s time to focus on ways to improve my job, not just play catch up. It also means it’s time to get around to revamping my personal website. I’ve been thinking about it for awhile, but couldn’t get motivated. After all it was going to be a huge project. My website is not mobile responsive. My sister’s is… yeesh even worse. This was motivation to get my life together.
My favorite is from C.S.Lewis. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” I’m highly considering using this quote in my next piece of art for my apartment. It’s motivational and universal. A goal can be as small as cleaning out that drawer to as big as going to the moon! After graduating I felt excited about all this free time. I would get home and do whatever I wanted. Usually that was eat, sleep and watch TV. I started this blog and learned to craft again. I started to pick up more books and now I can’t stop. I learned how refreshing it is to work out after a long hard day. I learned that one should never stop learning.
I’ve found that the hardest thing about making a new commitment or resolution is keeping the motivation alive. Working, reading, class, working out, cooking, cleaning. It’s easy to get burnt out. That’s why I really love this compilation of motivational phrases. No matter what, I always find a way to get motivated. “I will succeed!”
If my future self could go back to my old self from a year ago, and tell old me where I’d be now, I’d probably be greeted with a half-assed smile and a quiet “thanks”. I was in a dead end job with a miserable commute and no time for friends. Now, i live with my best friend, have a job I love, a new(ish) car, and free time to do what I want. I’m living life how I want to live it. I have a lot of dreams and this past year has taught me that I can accomplish almost anything if I set my mind to it.
There are so many things I envision for this blog. I want to get more creative with my projects. I want to read every book on my books to read list, and cook every meal I have pinned while also looking incredibly fit (courtesy of all the workouts I pin). I want to build out our facebook and pinterest pages more. There’s so much I want, but everything takes time. I will accomplish these things. It may not be all as once, it may be piece by piece, but I will get there. Thanks for coming along for the ride.