Last year I shared a post on how to not suck at celebrating yourself. Ironically when it came to my 30th Birthday I was the suckiest celebrater (I know, not a word, roll with me) ever. There was one thing that I wanted to do and I did not follow through. Birthday pics! That’s it, and I didn’t do it. So this year I made sure I got my birthday pics. This will probably be the last time I try to do a photoshoot with balloons outside with you know…WIND! However, I’m glad that I followed through with my creative idea to the end, which brings me to what I really want to share on my 31st birthday. I’m going into the new year with 3 internal goals/affirmations for the new year (honestly no clue what to call them) to work on.
3 Affirmations for the New Year
That’s the first thing I’m taking into my 31st year. This mind of mines get so many bright, creative ideas and out of fear, anxiety, depression, some of them are laid to rest wherever neglected ideas go. Not anymore. I’m giving it my best this year to push past those really crappy days where for one reason or the other I just cannot deal. Planning the content I create for you guys and scheduling it over time in advance is the strategy I’m going in with. I did this post and all the others this week before hand, because I’m somewhere on the way to Georgia as you read this.
Sometimes I feel I’m too nice and it causes me to just roll with things or situations that I honestly really don’t want to f*#@ with. So I’m activating operations “Say No” and “Speak Your Mind”. If I don’t have the time or just don’t want to , the answer is no. If I disagree with something or have a different outlook on a situation, I’ll add it to the conversation. The common thread will always be respect. You can always say no or disagree respectfully, and the real will appreciate that. Speaking of honesty, whether they appreciate it or not is none of your business. You respectfully said what you said. I have a habit of overthinking things and being crippled by thoughts that aren’t even freaking reality. That’s also something that I’m addressing head on this year.
I’m a mom to my son on the autism spectrum, a 9 to 5er, a significant other to my babe. In the midst of working, dealing with homework, cleaning, getting posts up, and all the other stuff that comes with that I don’t take time out for myself. I can’t tell you the last time I got my feet done at a salon.There’s a reason why y’all haven’t seen shoe pics or my toes in a minute lol. I grabbed the nail polish and did my own toes just for these photos. So it’s time to start taking care of myself, beyond a $3 sheet face mask as I address never ending errands and other things that seem to come before myself. Part of how I care for my self is how I dress. I feel great when I feel I look good so the content I share helps me just as much as I want it to be valuable to my readers.
While I know I am not in control of every single thing that is to come this year, recognizing the things I need to keep in mind for overall growth is a step in the right direction.