Friday, January 10, 2014


Like I said in my last post, this year I'm committing to slowing down and refocusing on myself and my goals, so that's what these are about. I just made a few simple ones.

1. Read more books 
I already started - halfway through one I bought and I checked a couple more out of the library. I should just stop here and be at 100% completion of my goals for the year. Nahhh that would be too easy...

2. Spend more time with friends
Also already started. Looking forward to this one the most.

3. Take more pictures
Is that even possible? Oh yeah...everything's possible :)

4. Get health insurance
Oh yeah...that old chestnut.

5. Run
After I accomplish #4 and get my ankle fixed, this will happen. Get ready Oats.

6. Learn a new skill
Let's see what kind of craziness I come up with.

7. Pray every day
I've found in the past that this is the best way to heal.

8. This one's a secret...but I can't wait to share it :)

I believe that if I relax, stop rushing to figure everything out, and focus on little things that make me happy, the rest will eventually fall into place. That's what this year's resolutions are about...except the insurance. That one's just smart. Oh and now a legal obligation too I guess...thanks a lot Obama.

Happy January. Happy resolution-ing. Happy New Year :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A New Year

I wrote a long, heart-spilling post the other day but I have since taken it down. Perhaps I wasn't ready yet. Obviously I haven't blogged in a while but I intend to pick it up again soon. Life has been complicated and challenging lately, to say the least. I've been fighting a lot of inner demons and dealing with a lot of life's harsh realities. That doesn't mean I'm not going to pick myself up and keep going. I do believe everything happens for a reason. And I believe the best is yet to come. I have to keep believing those things. There's no other option.

I am flawed. Sometimes I suck at handling my own life. Sometimes I do the wrong things and say the wrong things. Sometimes I eat Christmas cookies for breakfast...and lunch. Sometimes I sit in my sweatpants all day and watch Parks & Rec reruns. Other days I'm Leo on the Titanic...freaking king of the world. You just never know. You never know what each day has in store, how you're going to feel, and who's going to walk in or out of your life. The point is don't stop believing it's going to get better. Journey doesn't like it when you stop believing.

2013 was weird. It was messy and complicated. But it's over. So for me, this year is about starting over, picking up my messes and being true to myself. Something amazing is just around the bend.

2014 - give me all you got.

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