Healthy. Happy. And Thriving.

Happy 2017!

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It’s here!  It’s finally here!

I had previously mentioned my top 3 new year’s resolutions/goals and I have added a bit more depth to them, including buying a journal and a great new set of pens (both gel and felt tip!).  I’d like to really try to do a better job at chronicling the little things in my life.  I used to keep a diary in college (which I lost – GASP!) and it was really great to go back and read through it to see the personal growth which I was going through.  Man, I really wish I still had that journal…

I was a fairly spunky, yet sad teen/young adult.  Trying to find out where I belonged in the world (heck, to be honest, I’m pretty sure I’m still trying to figure that out).  I put way too much consideration into what others, particularly men, thought of me.  Luckily, I care a lot less about that anymore.

Rather off topic but, still – a weird phenomenon recently just happened to me.   The song Ordinary World by Duran Duran came on the radio.  Almost instantly, I felt transported back in time, to the summer between 8th grade and high school.  The feeling of desperately wanting to be an adult (or in my case, out of high school) smacked me in the face and was followed with a wave of self-loathing for how stupid I was back then to wish my life away.  Perhaps I should add forgiving myself and slowing down to live in the present more on my list…