Well friends it has been a larger gap between my 2020 reflections and 2021 Intentions than I had hoped. But I wouldn’t trade it for all the work I’ve been blessed with these past weeks (hello life of a freelancer). I’m SO dang grateful.
I’ve also recently identified and decided to let go of an “all or nothing” mentality that had been so prevalent in my life in the past.
No more thinking that if I can’t do something perfectly, than I’m just not going to do it at all. I’m done with that rigid mentality that sometimes would creep in in the past when I didn’t feel balanced.
The new me shows up to the party no matter the time, and considers it the time I was supposed to show up. You with me?
So here we are… 2021 intentions leggo.
Starting out this year I had a lot of thoughts on what I wanted it to look like, but ultimately I wanted to zoom out and break it down to a few overall words that I want this year to be filled with
Positive Energy, Creating, & Courage
The words “positive energy” came to me from experiencing sadness and a little bit directionless and staying in that space for too long last year.
So for this year I wanted to do the opposite – process through the hard and the negative and move into a space of thankfulness, peace, and joy where I will setup camp for much longer.
As with anything though, I am glad that I did experience those difficult feelings last year because it further affirmed for me the life I want to live and what I want my thoughts to be characterized by.
Creating was my next word and a fun word at that.
It came to me from spending too much time in the past reading, thinking, and sitting back, instead of giving back by putting my thoughts, and expressions out for others to hopefully feel encouraged or inspired by.
Creating instead of consuming was something else I felt I deeply wanted this year to be characterized by. Less constant scrolling/consuming media, and more writing, styling, and photography.
My last word to mark the year by was courage.
I plan for this year to be marked by a greater courage than I have had in the past, courage to say deeper things that are in my heart, courage to make steps in my life that I had been putting off for fear of failure, courage to say no and draw boundaries for myself, and courage to love from a deeper place not rooted in my own strength.
So Positive Energy, Creating, & Courage these are the ideas I choose and have chosen to focus on so far this year, and I know that these words will inform the rest of my daily life, all the way down to what I write about here in this little corner of the internet.
So that brings me to the blog…
Moving forward even though this space will still be heavily devoted to pursing personal style in a healthy way, my heart is to also sprinkle in more personal thoughts and stories on here, as well as thoughts around wellness, and clean living/beauty, since these are topics that are near and dear to my heart.
Excited to share more from my heart this year and to focus on these words as my anthem.
Tell me, what are you focusing on this year? I hope no matter the circumstances you are going through that you can grab on to some sort of hope and joy through it all.
Till next time.