Hello everyone! Its been a while! I just thought I’d take a break for a while and now I’m ready to come back, with lots of exciting new post ideas, I actually have a list of posts ideas I want to make happen, and I honestly just want to take a new approach to this blog and just go with the flow. I also want to post a lot more too. Basically I just want to start a fresh and just show you all the real me, and what better way to start a fresh than having just celebrated my 23rd birthday! I am so excited to start this next year of my life and I hope you can be part of the journey with me.
How am I going to live life as a 23 year old?
Learn To Love Myself Again
Something I’m pretty sure a lot of us are guilty of not doing? However we should all love ourselves. I spent a few years being told I’m this, that and the other, it got to the point where I believed it all and begun to hate myself, which affected everything, my job, my blog, my relationships with friends and family, so that’s going to change from now on. I need to start being proud of myself, of the person I’ve become and the person I’m still growing into. The more we learn to love ourselves, the bigger impact it will have on our life as well. By doing this we will fulfill our dreams, develop healthier and happier relationships with others, and we will gain personal growth. How do we do this? By stop worrying about what other people think, because one person may have a different opinion about you to everyone else, doesn’t mean we should focus on it and believe it. Listen to the majority of the good things people are saying about you, and stay true to yourself. Don’t waste time and energy on people who aren’t kind spirited, they don’t deserve it.
I need to stop playing life safe, or in my comfort zone. When I think back to the risks I have taken, most of them have worked out. I want this year, to be the year that I take the plunge and hopefully get into the YouTube world. If you actually really think about it, which has suddenly just clicked in my brain, nothing is actually 100% certain, so if you’re not sure about taking risks like me, remember that you’re actually taking risks all the time, it’s just some appear to be more certain than others. However its better to take risks, than to keep thinking what if. I recently read a quote by Mark Zuckerberg where he said, “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
Learn To Say No
I am soooooooo guilty to this one! I say yes to things all the time, because I hate letting people down, which then becomes overwhelming, because I’ve taken on too much. I mainly say yes to everyone, because I just want to help people. For example, I struggle to say no to overtime at work, when I actually think about it, I don’t have to earn the right to take care of myself. The more you take on, the more your health suffers, because you end up drained and exhausted. I will now be setting more personal boundaries, and try not to feel so guilty by doing so. I think the thing to remember is, just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you are required to do it. It’s okay to make yourself a personal priority, and that’s something you shouldn’t feel guilty about doing.
Remember I’m Still Young
It’s okay to not have life figured out, and it was that easy it would be boring. I need to just go and do all the things I want to do, because lets face it, I’m still at the bottom end of the 20’s, and life is short. The thing is there is a lot of people who wish they could go back to their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s etc, because a lot of us don’t live life to the fullest. We get so wrapped up in having a fixed plan in our life, when in reality, if you do the things you want to do, go and have fun, everything else will slot into place, and that is something I have learn’t a lot about, in the last 6 months. Make yourself a priority, be confident in who you are, be positive, let go of negative influences, worry less, and learn from the past but don’t dwell on it. The earlier in life you do this, the more you’ll get from it.
Have Fun And Be Happy
Just to not take life so seriously, for the last few years I kind of lost who I was, and I’ve now started to find myself back again. I just want to have fun, stop worrying about what everyone else is thinking, because lets face it, everyone has an opinion, you’re are never going to make everyone happy. So this next year, and for many more years to come, I’m going to take more adventures, laugh more, be open to new things, and embrace everything, even the small things. Also to care as much about myself, as I do for others, without feeling selfish.
As much as I say these are things I’m going to live by as a 23 year old, I’m hoping they will be things I live by for the rest of my life too. I’m feeling so refreshed and just ready to start making new and better content. Thank you to all of you for you’re support and sticking by me, I can’t believe how much this blog has grown over the years, I am so lucky to have you all.
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, and here’s to being 23!