It has been a while, huh? Besides having the busiest year of my life, I just needed a little break from blogging. I have a hard time not being honest when I write, and I didn't feel like sharing my life. But it's a new year and I've missed posting. So, we back! That's one of my favorite things about blogging/writing. You can do it for yourself or for everyone and decide exactly when to do that.
We have officially passed the 1-year mark in New York. I even have the iD to prove it. (Ask anyone- I show and tell all the time.)
I can't believe it.
It has gone so quickly yet when I think back, so much has happened. The older I get, the more I feel that way about time. You can't own it, but you can use it and you can't keep it, but you can spend it. And once it's past, it's permanently stuck with whatever history you left with it.
THE YEAR OF REALIZING STUFF!
- Do and move on.
We all make mistakes. But I also believe we all make decisions for a reason. Whatever happens, you have to keep on going and not dwell on the past. It's such a simple piece of advice that we've all heard but actually embracing and feeling ok with yourself is the challenge. It's easy to know how you should feel but that doesn't mean you actually feel that way. You waste time and ruin energy if you think of the "what if" instead of focusing on "what now."
This year in New York helped me train myself to truly feel good in that mindset.
Did I work at a dance clothing company and then start a freelance creative company (@awildflowerproject) and then quit my job and just go for it with the business? Yes. In a nutshell, that is what happened.
It was very hard to take this step because there are so many what-ifs. But once I did, it was time to focus on the what now. Don't get me wrong, this wasn't me every second after making the switch. But the challenges that I face from that decision needs the right energy. If there is anything to take from this post it's just that.
- Only put out the energy you want to receive in your life.
You get what you put out there. Positivity attracts positivity. Energy is everything.
*en lieu of PNJ szn - go into every day as pumped as I was to dance in 2013
- Take a chance on yourself, fearlessly.
Leading into this next lesson. Taking changes on yourself. It's honestly the hardest change to take because the only person you could truly fail is yourself also. Moving to the city was the first chance. If you remember I just came here. No job. And that went great! Imagine if I just stayed comfortable. I'm sure I'd be doing fine, but I wouldn't have had the true experience I wanted for myself after college.
- Only spend time on people who are nice to you and make you happy.
I'm not sure why it took me so long to actually do this in my life but YOU DON'T HAVE TO HANG OUT WITH ANYONE you don't really like. You can cut things out of your life and find new places to feel happy. Just..Let that shit go.
(Thank u, next)
Sorry, I had to.
- You can say no and do what you want. You can also say yes if you want.
You also don't have to go to everything you're asked to. You can say no to things. Keep in mind, sometimes it's good to say yes too. This year I said yes to a lot that in the past I might have just wanted to say no to and go home to chill. But, you'll never remember those nights! There's always coffee. Plus, if you're in the city that never sleeps, why should you?
Now open for questions. DM or text me what to answer next.