Today is my 27th birthday. 27 years on this earth, and I’ve experienced a lot. We’ve got some pretty giant changes on the horizon, and this year is shaping up to be an exciting one. But more on that later. Today is for resolutions and goals. You see, I’m not one for resolutions. New Year’s Eve is just another day to me. But this year, with all the big, exciting things coming my way, I figured it might be nice to make some goals. So, here we go:
1. I want to get rid of clutter. My house, my mind, my phone, my life are filled with unnecessary crap, and I need to do a detox. I’m planning on having a huge, and I mean huge, garage sale this spring. My very first one. I’m going to be getting rid of superfluous junk. Things I don’t need, nor do I find beautiful should not have a place in my house. I want to start curating my collections, making sure I’m surrounding myself with less clutter and more beauty.
The same thing goes for my mind. I need to get it organized. So far, I’ve been making monthly goals. Nothing big, just little things that I’d like to do. It helps me from feeling overwhelmed at everything that’s going on in there. I need some major reorganization in this brain of mine, and 27 is the year to do it.
2. I need to make my personal career a priority. I love writing, and I especially love writing about R.Simple Life. I’d like to give you guys more of a peek into our day to day, as well as my thoughts on certain matters. I’m working on a site redesign which should roll out in the next month or two, and I’m very excited about it.
Aside from that, I’ve got a few personal career goals I’d really like to start making headway on this year. I had a little heart to heart with myself a couple weeks ago in which I basically realized Nike’s right. “Just do it.” So that I am. I’ve always been a dreamer, always had those things that “would be so cool if I could do that.” Well, myself and I, we decided why the heck not? Just freaking do it. And if I fail, at least I tried. Although, I won’t fail. I’m going to be putting to much of myself into it.
3. It’s time to be an adventurer. I’m ready to stop watching other peoples adventures, and start doing mine. I mean this literally. I plan on traveling, a lot. I want to see the world, I want to experience different cultures, I want to learn a new language, I want to meet new people. I will be documenting my travels too, so you can live them with me.
4. I’m focusing on my family. This isn’t so much of a resolution or goal as it is something I want to continue. I want to be present when I’m reading Harry a book, I want to be 100% in the conversation over the dinner table. I want to be the mom/wife my kid/husband needs. Part of that relates to number 1 and cutting out mental clutter, and part of that relates to taking care of my needs. If I take care of myself, my relationship with my family will only get better. And that’s saying something, because I don’t presume to speak for Jon or Harry, but I’d say our family life is pretty amazing.
So there you have it. The four spots of my life I’m focusing on this year. Birthdays are as good a time as ever for “New Year” resolutions, yeah? Does anyone else use their birthday for a fresh start? Or perhaps a reminder of the things that are important?
PS a big shout out to my mom. Something about giving birth really makes you want to thank your own mom on your birthday. Love you Mama. xoxo