It’s been a while since I broke out my good-ol keyboard to type away, let alone hit “publish” on a drafted up copy. I must say, it feels nice to dust things off and have a fresh start in a new year.
Reason for the break is simple as it comes; weird life burnout. Sometimes, your twenties really start to uncover growth spurts with growing pains. From growing into a new career, managing day-to-day life, errands, and random necessary projects, it hogs time and wears you down. Makes it harder to keep your head up and focus on your passions — YouTube, my blog, and social media in this case.
Needless to say, the last few months I have spent a little too much time on the couch, binge-watching many tv shows, and ~trying~ to restore myself, my energy, and passions.
It took more time that I thought it would, but I’m here. Back in action babbeyyy.
So, let’s fully catch up and see what the new year has in store for my blog, YouTube channel, social media platforms, career, and so much more.
Snapshot to 2021.
Last year I learned a lot. I got my first one bed, one bath apartment. And I was lucky enough to welcome Sadie girl into my life shortly after. I also got in a long-term relationship, learned more about myself and grew into a newer version of “me.” The things I liked last year aren’t the same things I find interest in this year.
It’s a new year, new me. Last year’s over, definitely one for the books. And I’m excited to start a new year with new goals in front of me — let’s talk about it.
My goals for 2022.
Like I said, I learned a lot this last year. I learned more about myself, my interests, my downfalls, and my life-long goals. While last year was one of the hardest years of my life, I am thankful for everything I learned and have a focus on what I can do better. Here are a few goals that are going to help shift my focus to do just that.
Focus on myself; Self-growth, self-care, self-love, and everything else under the sun.
I made mistakes this last year, and I am sure I’m not the only one. Instead of making the same mistakes and dwelling on the past, I want to learn from them and be a better person every morning I wake up. Everyday is a new day. I want to invest in myself — self-care, self-love, and self-growth. That could be going to bed early vs staying up late on TikTok, investing in health care practices, and saving a little extra.
Go back to the root; Spent time on my passions.
The end of 2021 was spent dwelling on things that had happened, being overly exhausted, and focusing on things that don’t need to be focused on. Due to that, I wasn’t spending time on the things I like doing — my blog being one. This new year, I want to focus on the things that make me happy, motivated, and refreshed. Ideally, that would mean weekly blog posts, youtube videos, Instagram posts, and TikTok’s. If you want to follow me on those platforms to spread the love, you can find the links above (in the navigation bar). 🙂
Save, invest, and remember the valuable things in life.
In this world, it is so easy to focus on *expensive* and *luxurious* things. You sometimes forget that a new bag doesn’t outweigh the health of your family, animals, or your life when everything falls apart. While I’m not perfect, I want to focus on some sort of minimalism. I don’t need all the clothes in the world if I only wear the same 10 outfits over and over again. And, I don’t need to spend more money on jeans that I hate. Instead, spend more on quality items, experiences, or things that improve my life and bring me genuine joy.
Focus on my career growth.
Not only is it important for me to focus on my passion projects day after day, but it’s just as important to focus on my full-time career. I work in sales and would love to move up. Working in sales requires new skills, new ideas, and consistent focus and research to stay on top. If you do well, you’re rewarded for your actions. No matter your career path, once you get a promotion, you’re already figuring out how to get the next — I need to keep those spirits high.
Handle this whole “adulting” thing better.
Maturing realistically means adapting to your surroundings. And fast. Moving to Austin from Montana, I had to learn all sorts of new things; car registration, getting a new state license and plates, and resisting the urge to move home when things get hard. Needless to say, one new life change can shut me down and stress me out until I figure it out. But guess what? The older you get, the more it comes — there’s new things left and right. Instead of stressing out, I want to work towards handling these changes like a mature adult.
Now that I’ve spilled the beans on what I want to do this year, what are you wanting to do? Is there anything you realized you want to refresh? I sure found a few for myself. 😉