*Sorry I’ve been MIA! I’ve been exploring my butt off in Indonesia :)*
I promise this won’t be another one of those painfully optimistic resolutions posts. You know the ones I’m talking about. Like “Here’s how to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions” (yeah right) or “Out with the old and in with the New” (errr….)
First of all, when did the old become so awful anyhow? I quite like myself actually. And I’m ALREADY constantly trying to improve and become a more fulfilled, happy, and healthy human being. I have been since I’ve had consciousness, and so have you.
As for the new, change is not something that is implemented through a list dated Jan 1. Change is slow, steady, and nearly imperceivable. Have you ever really woken up one day and felt different? I haven’t. Especially not on my 13th birthday when I thought I would wake up feeling like a grown woman, who didn’t want to play with barbies anymore. No word of a lie, I would still play with barbies if I had the courage to buy one in Toys’R’us (please god please let my future daughter or son LOVE barbies). I also expected 13 to be the year I finally grew some boobs! It wasn’t. 18 was… *Silent thank you to the padded bras out there who helped make my late puberty seem that much more manageable.
While the year may be literally new, you aren’t. We’re not sociopathic robots (at least not ALL of us) that can control our impulses and behaviour with strict resolutions. Just because you write on a list that you won’t eat sugar and that you’ll work out 5,678 times a day for the rest of your life doesn’t mean you’ll be able to. But if you can, please contact me. I need you to take over this blog…
Rather, I’m choosing to continue chugging along. My goal is to live a good human experience. Unless you are truly hurting yourself or someone around you, change should be natural to be lasting. And because I’m not a gangster gypsy physic, I would rather not set myself up for public failure by coming up with ways I’ll be changing this 2017. Rather, here’s a reflection on the last year. I:
– Started my blog, and more recently, started monetizing my brand
– Made incredible breakthroughs with my therapist
– Fell in love with yoga and started working out regularly (after 8 years of having this as a resolution it finally came to me when I stopped forcing it!)
– Started working with a naturopath
– Travelled to Ghana, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Coachella, Big Sur, LA, Mexico and Whistler 4x (holy CRAP this year has been awesome!)
– Learned how to code (still a newbie)
– Made incredible new friends, and lost some not so great ones
– Grew my Vancouver Meetup group to 1000+ members
– Bought my first place, and started renovating
– Stopped wearing bras (this is one of my FAVES!! lol. But actually.)
As for this year, I have no idea in which ways I’ll grow and get better. Nonetheless, I trust myself enough to not stress about forcing it. I DO know that I’m excited to share my journey with you all though! It never ceases to amaze and humble me that you take time out of your day to hang out. Happy New Year beautiful doves!
Stay fucking weird xx