NEW YEAR ---> NEW YOU?

“WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!?!?”

I know, I know – I disappeared. Lots of life events have been going on for me though so I have legitimate excuses! First things first – I have a new job! So that took a lot of my time recently with sorting it out. I also moved! Moving was very stressful. I have been looking for a new place because there was way too much drama at the condo I was staying in. I had 3 roommates! Two of them were boyfriend & girlfriend and they were forever arguing outside my door and throwing each other's things down the steps. I eventually found the perfect place to move to and my roommate gave me a very inaccurate recommendation! (So nice of them, huh?)  I almost was gonna have a "living in my car" status because I had already given notice to that landlord. Luckily, my now current landlord saw past that drama + I'm all moved in.  I’m ALSO starting school in less than 2 weeks. So I have had to get all my books, supplies + finalize all of my financial aid. See? LEGIT REASONS, PEOPLE. On top of all of this it was my birthday this past month + Christmas + all of the other holidays associated with Christmas. & being this is my first time celebrating all of those lovely days with a family ( a big one at that)  - I was wrapped up in Christmas cheer! So anyway, here I am for your viewing pleasure.

So it’s 2014 & I’m already off to new beginnings in so many different ways. I wanted to do a pretty typical post on the New Year & what I really hope to accomplish this year. I’m so proud of myself for everything I did in 2013 – it was definitely the year I blossomed into who I really am & really started taking charge of my life. I’m really not sure how 2014 can compare! But I've had nearly a week to think about it + these are my resolutions:

In high school I did swimmingly academically + extracurricular-wise, so I want to keep that up when I start my first year of college. I’m actually stoked to FINALLY go to school. It’s been a real mess. It’s another story for another time, but it’s been hell getting all of my financial aid together! It was the biggest relief when it all came together this past October..& I am so grateful I am able to go.

My new job is with a real estate company + I am the administrative assistant. So I do a lot of different things for the company! This includes marketing, advertising, clerical, and so much more. I absolutely love it & acquiring my license will only further my knowledge of what field I’m working in.

I eat pretty healthy as it is. I’m an extremely picky eater who doesn’t eat meat. I mostly indulge in salads. I also always portion my meals. But I want to get out more, which is kind of what this refers to. I want to really explore where I live and be adventurous! The gym can get boring, I want to start exercising by doing many different outdoor things. I went ice skating this past week, for example.

Creativity runs through my veins. I took art for 8 years and it was my life! Dance, theater, drawing, painting, music – you name it, I probably have some sort of interest in it! I still do a little project every now and then…but I NEED to force myself to sketch once a day or bring my camera with me everywhere. Or both! I dream of having some sort of career in photography one day so I need to spark up that passion again.

To make a long story short, I have quite a few credit cards that were opened without my permission. There’s literally nothing I can do legally except pay them off. I’m pretty close to getting them down to zero, & I cannot wait to have them all cleared out!

This doesn’t really need an explanation, does it? Well, to clarify – I simply want to keep doing different things & not fall into some boring routine. I try to never say “no” to something if I haven’t tried it at least once! I think that’s a good philosophy to live by. What are your resolutions for 2014? They can be big, small or anything in between! It all starts somewhere. Be the change YOU want to see!