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Another Year Gone 

1 Jan

2016 was another year of firsts, triumphs, trials, and tribulations. 

For 2016 I decided that I was going to have no expectations; I was just going to go with the flow and see where the 365 days took me.

That was the best thing I could of done.

I said yes to so many new experiences and had a pretty good year. I lost weight, renovated the tiny house I am living in, took a spontaneous trip to Seattle, I am more confident in my job, and I’ve had the chance to do things for the people I love.

So for the first time in a while I’m sending off the year without regrets. I said what I meant, I did what I wanted, and I tried new things.

I hope 2017 will be as filled with new experiences and awesome memories as 2016 was. 



9 Jan

shopping-listFor as long as I can remember resolutions for me have been about self hate.

I hated my body because it made me the center of teasing in school, it made purchasing clothes nearly impossible, and it left me perpetually single.

So my solution to all these problems was to loose weight. I tried healthy ways like memberships to curves, and I tried not healthy ways like not eating. nothing worked.

I’m not alone. Loosing weight is always top of the list for Americans, followed by reducing stress, increasing money, and quitting a bad habit; most popular being smoking.

Even though I’ve changed a lot as I’ve gotten older, at least I think I have, my basic resolutions haven’t.

1. Loose weight
2. Fall in love
3 be happy

I really don’t want to continue a revolving door of self hate to lose weight. I was given a Fitbit for Christmas so my only weight related goal for 2015 is to get to 10,000 steps a day, every day.

vintage-redhead-christmas-listWhile love is a very strong word I’m not too worried about it not happening in 2015.

And right now, I am happy. I’d like to find full time employment with good pay and benefits so I can save money like I was last year. Money is just paper; it wont make a person happy. But it can reduce stress and provide the means to experience life by traveling, which do require money and which in turn lead to happiness.

I guess my only new resolutions for 2015 would be:

4. To live in the moment.

I am not very good at living in the moment, I often reflect on the past and spend a lot of time working through scenarios for the future.


5. Make myself top five.

I spend a lot of time worrying about other people and I hardly ever make top five. If I could worry about what I need a little more, and others a little less maybe I could make some big career and life decisions.

2014…or is it?

30 Dec

f8cc7ce628123d66b563dfa5379d6f98Tomorrow is the last day of 2013 and as I think forward I keep making the most bazaar mistake and typo’s. In a previous post, on my New Year’s Eve Pinterest board and in conversation I keep referring to the coming New Year as 2015. I am completely and 100% a year ahead.

I think there is a logical and a less than logical explanation for this “year ahead thinking”.

So for the logical; because in my line of work it is my job to think and work a year or better in advance so I’ve been, for a year now, talking about 2014. So much so that I’ve forgotten its 2013. Since I’ve been talking about 2014 all year my brain seems to think it’s 2015 in a couple of days, instead of 2014; Logical explanation as promised.

Now for the less than logical explanation…have you ever hears of a Freudian Slip? It’s when you say what your subconscious truly believes without meaning to. I like to think part of the reason I keep thinking about 2015 is because that is the year that something major is going to happen. Maybe that’s the year I land an incredible job in an incredible city. Maybe that’s the year I win the lottery and buy a bunch of land, maybe that’s the year I meet my Mr.

Obviously my subconscious wouldn’t know if 2015 was THE year but it’s a nice idea. I’m not unrealistic I’m a hard worker, a fairly cool person, and semi intelligent. I’m fully aware that hard work and dedication will reap the most consistent rewards. However no amount of hard work and elbow grease can change everything. I can’t will the universe to find someone faster than I’m meant to. So it’s a nice thought to think that possibly 2015 is the year that things could aline for me.

Either logical or less than so the New Year is coming and I’m going to try and make 2014 a good one…now if I could only decide what I want to do in 2014…