Happy New Year!! I hope 2018 is treating you kindly and respectfully.
Around this time of year you hear “New Year. New Me” but this year I am trying something different and maybe you could try it too.
This year I am going to carry many of the lessons I learned last year about finances, how to process my emotions, and many other valuable ideals into 2018.
One major lesson that I am taking into the New Year is that I cannot and will not plan everything.
I am a planner, I have always been a planner. I started looking at colleges in the 9th grade, planned graduating in 4 years not long after I got there, and planned life after graduating before I was out of “intro” classes. I never really enjoyed moments because I was always planning the next steps. Well 2017 shut all that down, because I didn’t plan anything that happened.
I didn’t plan to not find a job in my respective field. I didn’t plan on losing the job I had. I did not plan on struggling financially and I definitely did not plan having to move back home BUT all that happened.
Having to deal with that stuff was hard but the hardest part for me to deal with was all my plans had gone to sh*t. I mentally could not handle that all my plans did not work out and, worst of all, I could not plan my next move because I had no idea where to turn or what to do.
I was constantly overwhelmed with stress and anxiety because I did not know what I was going to do, I was broke with no job and no plan. I suffered through anxiety and panic attacks but I thank God for my best friend and my family for helping me get through that incredibly hard time in my life.
I found a job that I actually enjoy, I am working with an amazing organization that allows me to mentor young girls that I love, I am writing again, and I am surrounded with people who love and support me.
Again not planned. I am so happy with my life right now and I planned none of it.
So that is what I am doing in 2018, I am not planning everything. I have some goals that I am working on but as far as what I am will be doing and where I am going: I do not know and I am OK with that.
My 5 year plan has changed so much in the last 5 years, so now I don’t have one. I am letting go and dabbling in all things that interest me. I have learned that it’s OK to have multiple interests and not sure what you want to do with yet, ESPECIALLY if you are in your twenties. (Another post for another day)
Life is a journey and we will all end up where we should be. You don’t have to get there first or in a certain amount of time.
Find happiness where you are, love the people around you, do things that make you laugh; ENJOY THE JOURNEY!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.