I can just leave the title by itself and I think that it says volumes! To me anyway!! But let me tell you what it means to me: As I have been browsing on Instagram a few people put up a post asking “if you could sum up the year 2015 in just one word, what would it be?? And the first thing that came to my mind is FREEDOM!!
This word means a lot to me right now. I know it sounds a little absurd, and exaggerated but I honestly truly feel this way. The choices that I made and the people that I surrounded myself with was not the wisest or the healthiest. When I say that I automatically think of gangbangers, or drug addicts, or prisoners, because their poor choices are obvious. But it’s not only that, you can be the smartest person in the world but if you surround yourself with the wrong people and have the wrong mindset then you are doomed. Doomed to not live your life to the fullest. It becomes easy to live a comfortable life, and not take risks, and WHO WANTS TO LIVE THAT WAY??
Let me explain further… I pride myself on being responsible, trustworthy, honest, and being a hard worker! I LOVE to work, going to school (when I was in school), I know! Nerdy huh?
Well guess what I EMBRASE my NERDINESS! If being responsible is nerdy then I’m all in. (I got made fun of all my life for it, and I am finally admitting to it) HAHAHA!! Not that I needed to! Anyway enough about that. Even though I was doing my responsible adult things, I wanted to do so much but I was so drained, and tired all of the time, I had no energy, but since I have made some changes in my life, I DECIDED to make some time for the things that I want to do. Here are a few things that I would like to do, or rediscover:
Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE BOOKS, I LOVE TO READ!
When I was younger I would read books like crazy, atleast 1 new book every 2 weeks or so, but as life got a little busier, it became increasingly hard to commit to reading the book. So I told myself that one of my goals is to read a new book monthly. Yes I said monthly, I gotta keep it real here! And it seriously takes me that long, (not because I am a slow reader, but because of the spare time I have it’s almost at zero). But I am going to MAKE TIME!
I know this is a crazy one, but I have always wanted to dance, like a choreographed dance, like when I was younger I would love to watch Michael Jackson dance, and imagine I was apart of the dance team (hahaha), and I would BEG my mom to put me in drill team, (she wouldn’t let me) hater! I am so serious though. I am one of those people who takes Just Dance to the next LEVEL, I love the game, and when I am playing it, I go into another zone!! So recently I looked into taking a hip-hop class at the local community college. If I have a dance rehearsal would you come?? LOL
Another thing I have been wanting to do for a couple of years now, is to take 2 classes that I needed to upgrade on my California Child Development Permit, and guess what? (I did that this year, and I got a B in both classes), I wasn’t cool with the B at first, (because I am an overachiever), but my friends were excited for me, and shocked that I got that grade, because they were asking how did I even have the time to take those classes? But I did it!!
I have been wanting to take a Public Speaking class, so that is my next goal.
Well along with reading I love to write, and that is one of the reasons I started a blog, because I would like start practicing my craft again. I have so much to write about it’s not even funny! Having the blog is a way for me to stay accountable to myself, and get used to writing all over again.
I have so much other things that I want to do, I wouldn’t really call them resolutions, but more like goals. I will be talking about those more in future posts, but now for 2016 my saying is going to be “GO GET IT”, I was inspired by the Mary Mary song:
I am going to GET WHATS MINE IN 2016!
I encourage you to take an art class you always wanted to take, go hiking to get breath of fresh air, make time to go out by yourself on a consistent basis, try on that new lip color that you’ve been eyeing! Do something that you’ve always wanted to do. Invest in yourself! This is a time for resolutions, but come up with some goals for 2016, and MAKE them come to life!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Remember “Never get too comfortable always put GOD first”