Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ciao, twenty-three

I am so overwhelmed with the positive feedback I have received with the switch that has happened in Forever Mere. The best part? This is just the beginning. In the meantime, while things are still in the works, let's keep the ball rolling and keep it real. 

Just this past weekend I celebrated my 23rd birthday with my best friends and family, and honestly, I don't think it could have been any better. From long girl talks to eating way too much cookie cake, my heart was so so full. 

As each year goes by, I always look back and reflect. This past year has been full of tests and trials for me. With curve balls continually being thrown at me and challenging me to grow. Isn't it amazing how so much can change in a year or let alone in a few months? It literally is mind blowing.  

While this year definitely was filled with ups and downs, I couldn't be more thankful for it. It has taught me things about myself that I never knew and tested my strength when I felt like I had nothing left to give. It showed me people's true colors and that your life can change in a blink of an eye.

What I mean is just when I thought things seemed to have hit rock bottom, there were a thousand reasons why it was merely just the beginning of something better. I am starting year 23 with a new mindset and outlook unlike I have ever had before. 

So hold me to it, here are 13 things (because I don't want to bore you with 23)  that I am focusing on this year, and when my birthday rolls around next year, we will see how the plan that he wrote for us is far better than the plan that we could write ourselves.

1. Waiting for someday is a waste of time, there is no better time than now

2. Self - love is essential for all aspects of life

3. Focus on your goals in your career, but don't let your career run your life

4. Let people go who decided to throw you away

5. Trust peoples actions, not their words

6. There is no dream or idea that is too big

7. Take the risk so you at least can say you tried

8. It is impossible to grow if you stay in your comfort zone

9. The only people their fooling is themselves, trust your intuition

10. Show the kindness you wish to see in other people

11. Focus on quality over quantity

12. Spend less time on your phone and more time doing things that make you forget you have one 

13. Quit worrying about things that you can't control