See ya 2016!
After a whirlwind four months I am back! What the heck has been going on? Well, I entered the last year of my undergraduate degree, I moved into an adorable new house, I lost 30 pounds, I dealt with frozen pipes in my new house and so much more. I can honestly say that 2016 was the most difficult year of my life, and I am absolutely not sad to say "adios"; but I will take the lessons learned with me. Now to the fun stuff, what does 2017 look like?
I don't really do New Years resolutions, but I do try to implement something new and constructive to my world. Last year it was blogging, I started a little late but I started none the less. This year I picked up a book called 'The 52 Lists Project'.
I purchased the book from Anthropologie and I am going to share my weekly list with all of you! So here we go!
"What are your goals & dreams for this year?"
- To finish my undergraduate degree maintaining my honours society status
- Volunteer and tutor international students
- Get an amazing, inspiring, post grad job!
- Move to a new city
- Lose 20 more pounds
- Ensure none of my plants die!
- Purchase a new zoom zoom car after I graduate
- Write at least once a week
- Attempt to source the majority of my groceries locally
- Enjoy living in the moment, do not dwell in the past
- Read a book every two weeks
- Make someone smile every day
- Random acts of kindness
- No more hustling for my worthiness
- Continue to grow as a human being by engaging in empathy, loving myself, and leave each situation and place a little better than I found it
"Take action: What is the first step towards achieving your biggest goal?
Pick one thing you can do this week and get started."
How did I do last week?
I finished reading 'The Illegal' by Lawrence Hill and it gave a harrowing view of what being an illegal alien must be like. I think that being the change we want to see in the world is more relevant than ever with the incoming administration in the United States. In order to combat hate and intolerance we have to speak out and live our lives with love and integrity. This is something I have always attempted to do, but it is going to be more important than ever. I also engaged in a random act of kindness by anonymously purchasing the most adorable lady's breakfast.
What I have learned over the past four months is to not let pain or difficult times make you hard; instead be proud of all you have learned and find gratitude in every happy moment. So while this is something that did not happen this very week, I think fully embracing life is sometimes difficult but if you can grow in humanity and not be forever altered in a negative way that will help one grow as a human being.