A Life Update & My 2019 Goals

It's been two months since I last posted; which is far too long. I'm not going to make excuses for why I haven't shared anything with you for TWO WHOLE MONTHS, and instead I'm going to share what's been going on my life and my goals for the year ahead.

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LIFE UPDATE:

The past couple of months have been a bit hectic. The lease at the apartment we were in was coming up for renewal and after a weekend away with friends, we decided to buy into their business and move to a rural town about 4 hours from the city we were in. The whole moving and becoming self-employed business partners things is pretty big within itself, but we made our decision in about a month and a half (who makes life-changing decisions at super short notice? These guys).

We are very fortunate and privileged to have the resources to have been able to this, and I feel this move was the right thing to do. I'm not going to talk about the move in depth in this post, but there will be more posts coming.

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2019 GOALS

Now that we have my life updated out of the way here are some of the things I want to do this year

  • Continue with my health and fitness journey - getting healthier, fitter and stronger is something I have been passionate about for the past couple of years. I had a pretty big kick in the ass a few years ago that made me realise I need to take my health more seriously, and since then I have been more mindful about the way I eat and have been finding ways to work out that bring me joy/get me excited about moving. Recently I have been doing HIIT workouts with a friend. Those workouts kick my ass, but I feel great afterward, and it’s been good working out with someone else.

  • Continue on my journey of self-love & self-discovery - over the past year, I feel I've come along way in regards to self-love/acceptance, but I know there's still work to do. The area I need to work on the most is body positivity, I realised at the start of the year that I can be incredibly harsh, and what I see when I look in the mirror isn't always what other people see. As far as self-discovery is concerned, I feel that's a lifelong thing; I'm always going to be growing and evolving and learning things about myself (at least, I hope that's the case)

  • Drink more water - this has been a goal of mine for a while; I need to drink more water (or any liquid really, because I don't really drink enough of anything).

  • Be as sustainable as possible - This is something I've mentioned in a few posts, as reducing my waste and being mindful of impact I have on the planet is something that is very important to me. I feel that this will be a lot easier now that we've moved, as we now have space and resources to compost, which is something I had wanted to do for a while, but couldn't in our apartment.

  • CREATE- paint, draw, write, knit, cook, make my own skin care products; I really just want to make things and share what I create with others.

  • Combat my anxiety and OCD - I've had anxiety and OCD (both diagnosed) for as long as I can remember. It wasn't until the beginning of the year that I realised how much they were holding me back and stopping me from living my best life, and I needed to do something. I think this will be the most challenging goal for me, by far, but it's something I'm ready to work on,

My word of the year

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Choosing a word that I want to focus on/manifest throughout the year has been something I have been doing for a while. I usually think about what I want the most and choose a word associated with that, but this year I decided to do something a bit different and pulled a card from the oracle deck I received in my November astral box instead.

Tne card I pulled for the year was blessing; it confused the hell out of me. After thinking about it for a while, I think it's a reminder for me to count my blessings, especially when I'm disappointed and it feels as if nothing is working out - there is always something for me to be thankful for.


That’s all for me for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, and I promise I won’t leave it for two months again.