Cheers to 2014. Here’s to 2015.

Happy [belated] New Year to all my fellow friends and bloggers! How exciting that we now enter a whole new year, a year filled with exciting adventures, opportunities, and possibilities. A clean slate: a great time to let go, explore, and of course, live! It’s time to give things a chance, to surrender the past and be ready for the future. To fall in love, out of love, and back in love all over again. To experience something so grand, that you can’t help but smile the whole way through it. To dance into the late hours of the night, when the stars come out and the whole world falls away. To realize what it’s like to finally find yourself, your purpose, ultimately your happy life.

2014 was quite a year for me in more ways than one. It was filled with great memories, big life changes both good and bad, challenging semesters, and new friends that to say “I’m blessed to have in my life” would be a complete understatement…When you find people that are just as crazy, interesting, and different as you, but most importantly care and love you for who you are and you toward them…the world becomes a brighter, more “survivable” in some cases, place.

*To my 2 wonderful friends at Loyal and Ohio State, thank you. YOU’RE THE BEST.*

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(seriously though)

I have to be honest, 2014 was, well, let’s just say “complicated” year…and I couldn’t be happier that it’s over.

With every new year, I have noticed a pattern in resolutions: losing weight, letting go of negativity, stop cursing…everything revolves around change in the way that you are leaving something behind. While this year I will be letting go of many things, I am also hoping to improve, acquire things/experiences in certain cases, and most importantly, grow and mature along the way.

I’ve realized that I’ve held on to a lot of negativity: pessimistic thoughts, cynical people, certain moments of my past which were not my proudest nor fondest moments…These things have clouded my judgement, ambitions, and even self-confidence. Especially with my past, I have found myself almost living in an undetectable fear, a fear that consists of just being “comfortable” with where I am. Additionally, it also has involved self-deprecation and lack of moral character in various circumstances which I will not go into greater depth about…they were not dignified moments, I’ll leave it at that. Similarly, I can be very, very stubborn, which is ironic thinking back… but anyway, it’s an unfortunate characteristic of mine many are not aware I have that definitely could use some work

 So to all of that I say no more!

I’m quite excited to see what this new year has in store. It’ll be a busy one; however, I do better on tight schedules. The more time I have on my hands, the crazier I am, and for those of you who know me personally, let’s be real: I’m past the point of no return.

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…ok maybe not THAT crazy. but close enough.

ANYWAY.

I’m looking forward to a lot of positive changes this year…desperately needed ones too.

As cliche as it sounds, it is true: life is to short to be unhappy. You get one shot, right? Might as well take a chance. And by chance, I mean well-thought-out-respectable-honorable-decision-made-only-by-you chance. You never know what could happen if you don’t try.

It would be cool if we could look into the crystal ball and predict our future, or even just see our parallel universes. What would have happened if we made a different decision? Not speaking up about something on your mind, getting a job you ended up disliking, or just realizing that this is your life, not your parents lives…are you picking up what I’m putting down? 

I fall victim too. It’s all very much easier said than done…

and “What If’s” are 2 of the most powerful and cursed words out there.

So, in honor of this year, my ultimate resolution is to find a career that know suites me and of course will find utmost happiness and success. I have little resolutions as well, but I can address those later, or I’ll end up mentioning them in another blog.

*Apologies on that too, I’ve been really bad at keeping up to date on my blogging lately. No excuses. Forgive me.*

But YESTERDAY, January 1st 2015 (wow that’s going to take some getting used to) I started my FIRST monthly challenge of 10,000 steps a day. I unfortunately left my pedometer at school, so instead of counting steps that way, I turned to google and just estimated 10,000 steps in miles. Turns out, it’s approximately 2.37 miles. Not too bad if you ask me. I ended up doing a frozen run, (mom thought I was nuts) on Thursday, and then a shorter run today with a lot of walking around…I’m not really certain I made 10,000 steps today, but fingers crossed it was close?

One thing I’ve already realized with this challenge:

NO EXCUSES. NADA. NOT GOING TO ACCEPT IT. 

I need to buckle down and get serious with myself. No more “lost” or confusing feelings, I’m out of this funk and ready:

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Precisely.

I felt like I had more to say. Anything else you want to add, brain? Nope. Ok… (Good now I’ve really lost it.)

Alright well I’m peacin’ out. Feel free to comment your New Year Resolutions! I’d love to hear them, Or if you’re doing the monthly challenges with me, YAY! I know it’s early in the game, but hey, I’m right there with ya.

Just remember folks,

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~cheers~

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