Hey blog, long time no see!
It’s been quite some time since I wrote a blog post and updated anyone on anything.
I was a little busy chasing my dreams, dreams that I accomplished.
I wrote my book!
The one thing I set out for myself to do in 2019.
It was extremely time consuming and I would be lying if I said it was easy.
I definitely argued with myself numerous times over anything and everything. From the title of the book to trying to figure out how many pages I could get, it was so incredibly stressful.
I’ll save the book writing process for another blog post.
I wanted to hop back on because today is new years eve, and I love new years eve.
Setting goals for the new year, aspiring to do more, chasing after my dreams.
I love the fresh start.
If you go back to some of my earlier new year’s posts, you’ll see that I had resolutions.
I usually had 10 resolutions that I would make, and chances were things wouldn’t always work out.
I would spend some time working on one resolution and ignore the rest.
Or maybe I would put all of my energy on one resolution and do nothing with the others.
It wasn’t very balanced and the resolutions weren’t attainable as a whole.
I realized this when I made resolutions for 2018 and only went through with a couple of them. I ended the year disappointed and far from hopeful for the upcoming year.
It wasn’t until I had seen people coming up with words instead of resolutions that I gained a little bit of hope.
It was a different approach to something that I loved doing, so why not give it a shot?
I went after a word that would motivate me. A word that would push me outside of my comfort zone and to allow me to stop making excuses.
I had wanted to write a book for so long and I kept making excuses as to why I couldn’t do it.
I decided that this was the year I was going to pursue my goals.
The word that helped guide me through 2019.
This word was stuck in my head all throughout the year.
This word was always at the forefront of everything I was doing.
From pursuing my book to pursuing help with my mental health.
2019 was my strongest year yet.
Yes, I doubted myself.
Yes, I went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.
I went after things that scared me and things that pushed me more than I ever thought possible.
I knew after just a couple of months into this year, that I was going to keep picking words for the year and not resolutions.
Not that anything’s wrong with resolutions, I think anything that pushes you to do more with your life is great.
I just found that words work better for me.
A simple word that kept me doing everything with an intention.
Whatever it was that I was doing, I was always pursuing more.
If something scared me or was going to make me uncomfortable, I reminded myself to pursue it.
No matter what happened this word was always there.
I decided to pick a word this year that would do the same thing.
A word that, no matter what, would remind me to do more.
A word that would push me outside of my comfort zone and remind me of my goals.
The goals I have this year are big, they scare me, but that’s a good thing.
The goals that I have can’t be accomplished until I create more.
I want to create more happy habits.
Create daily gratitude and intention habits.
Create my next book.
Create more around this blog and myself.
Create something that can help others.
This word will remind me to always do more when I feel like not doing anything.
To get outside of my comfort zone because good things can come from outside of it.
That I can do absolutely anything I want to do, regardless of the fear of judgments from others.
I always said growing up that I wasn’t creative. I just took it and went with it.
I don’t want that to be my excuse anymore. I want to take the things that scare me and run with them.
Do more with them.
I’m excited for this year.
I’m excited for my word.
I’m turning 30 this year, and I want to enter my thirties as the best version of myself.
I’m excited to see what this year brings.
My blog is officially back up and I have so many things on the horizon.
The podcast I started this year with my sister is going strong.
I’ll be starting my second book.
I’m creating a weekly newsletter for anyone who wants to participate in it.
I want to grow more and create more in every aspect of my life.
Make sure to stick around and join me for this journey.
The name of this blog is “Beyond Twenty Something” and I will continue to keep it as that.
Because I am so much more than a twenty something who’s entering the next decade in her life.
I am beyond twenty something.