After a suuuuper long hiatus I am happy to be writing again. So much has happened since my last post in September (yikes). I adopted the cutest puppy I have ever laid eyes on, worked crazy hours around the holidays at my part time job and landed a full time job! So, safe to say I’ve had my hands full. But I am excited to start up the new year with new, fun posts! I have a few from the summer which I’ll try to get out first, as well as finishing up my Euro trip.
As we enter 2016, this year is all about being more centered and balanced for me. I have learned so much about myself and life in general throughout 2015, and I am excited to live and grow with more knowledge about myself than ever before. I learned what makes me truly happy verses what I was doing to make others happy before myself. As well as learning that putting yourself first is not always selfish, sometimes it’s necessary.
This year I finally found an exercise plan that I like (standard resolution: be more active!) I fell in LOVE with yoga, barre, Pilates, pretty much any soft studio group fitness class! As someone who is considered “average” in the active department, I rarely lift weights and dread going to the gym, running on the treadmill and leaving. I would rather work out in a group, or with my friends who unfortunately, are not always available. However, working at a gym I was motivated by coworkers to take group exercise classes with them and I fell in love. I went from the girl who hated going to the gym alone to going to a class every day! The key is finding something that works for you and sticking with it. Yoga is perfect for becoming more in tune with your body as well as finding balance between the positive and negative energies in your life. Yoga has become a staple in my week.
Another lesson I learned this year is that it’s okay not have have it all together all the time. It is okay to look at where the chips have fallen and not know which one to pick up first or to feel overwhelmed. Sometimes you’ll feel overwhelmed with nothing. It’s important to recognize the feeling, and know that it won’t last forever.
2016 is going to be an exciting year to come, my official first year of adulthood. Surprises and new/ scary experiences are heading my way and I am looking forward to sharing how I figure out my twenties. I feel like I am going into adulthood blind. I want a handbook or someone telling me what lies ahead, like in middle school you knew high school was next, and then college. But now that I graduated, and it took me 5 months to find a full time job, I have no idea what could happen in the next several months. I want to share my experiences with others who I am sure have some of the same thoughts as me. We are going to survive, no worries there, it will be frustrating at times and super rewarding at others, yet somehow everyone in their 30s has already gone through it. So bring it on 2016, I’m ready for ya !