January 1, 2019. I can’t believe I’ve made it to 2019 and another year has come and gone.
I am so looking forward to 2019. I love the idea of a fresh start, a new beginning. I don’t set resolutions, personally. If you do, fantastic! I just never stick to them myself. So- no resolutions. But, I do like the idea of recalibrating and that’s exactly what I’ve done. I was utterly blessed with 11 days off between Christmas and the New Year. I’ve had time to clean my apartment, declutter my closet, organize my underwear drawer, and most importantly- write. I spent time with my family and got to see friends. I did some binge watching on Netflix (highly recommend Murder Mountain) and got to be a bit of a potato. I slept in, which never happens. It was such a great, productive time and really helped me refocus on my personal goals. I think that’s the great thing about the New Year, everyone is kind of inspired. I certainly am this year.
The reason I don’t set resolutions these days lies in the fact that so much of my life I have set resolutions around what I wanted my body to look like. I think a lot of what we see prior to and during this time of year is bullshit. The New Year brings an explosion of advertisements for weight-loss shakes, pills, supplements and teas, as well as transformation pictures and gym deals on TV, Facebook, Twitter, Radio and in the previews at the movies. The New Year ultimately brings a lot of pressure related to change. This is most often presented as change for the better but can undoubtedly be harmful to the psyche. (More on this in another post? I think yes.)
Toward the end of 2018, I got so busy. I was traveling for work, almost nonstop, for about 2 and a half months. Then, I started a makeup course in November when I got home. The final few months of 2018 were exhausting, but here I am. One of my main goals this year is to make the time needed to work on my personal goals. I find myself getting lost in the mayhem of life and forgetting all I want to accomplish. Planning and time management will be on my side this year. I am manifesting it!
I am manifesting it all. I will be meditating daily on success. I want more money and to go on more vacations. I will see more of the world this year. I want love, joy, and happiness. I will keep a full and grateful heart. I will have a great year and I hope you do, too.
I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and you will be hearing from me much more this year.