If you are reading this then that means I have succeeded at my first goal of the year – actually create the blog. Thank you! I appreciate your support, or quite frankly, your curious nature…
Why a blog? One of my personal goals for 2020 was to do a little bit of writing everyday. I enjoy writing. Much like my art, I have not been great about getting it out there. I plan to be better about that. I have always loved to read and it is about time I started taking the time to write a story of my own.
People always focus on physical fitness for the new year. Yes, I need to drink more water. And yes, I should exercise more…. But what people don’t focus on enough are the OTHER types of being healthy. Like doing things that push you towards being your best self.
I decided to attempt three overall personal goals for the year:
- Write and create more.
- Put myself out there.
- Make time for myself.
I think you are getting the gist of goal #1 so let’s move on and examine goal #2… Putting yourself out there is scary. Since I was a kid I have been very shy. You may be reading that sentence and thinking “yeah…ok Liz”, but it is the truth. Anyone who has seen me attempt to speak live and in public can verify this fact. Once I get going I seem to be ok, but getting started is pure torture. So how do you get better at things? By working on them. So here I am putting myself out there. And yes, it’s terrifying.
Goal #3… Take some time for myself to do the things that I like to do. And don’t feel guilty about it. I’m a people pleaser. It’s what I do. And if you are one too, then you will understand this next part really well.
Somewhere along the path of life I found that it made me happy to make people happy. It is an honorable, caring thing. I’m not knocking it. But you can really over do it. When you spend all your time worrying about others – what you want, think, feel takes a back seat. A back seat in your own life. The back seat?! It’s your life! Your driving the car! Get in the front!!!
Oh, we’re getting deep here. Stay with me. This may come as a shock, but….. I finally figured out that it’s not selfish to do things for yourself. When you take time to do things you want to do, it makes you happier. And more interesting. Your family and friends want to see you in the front seat. Trust me. I’m not saying do only what you want to do all the time. Balance is key. So yeah, I’m working on driving the car this year.
I’ve got other things I’m working on this year too. But we will get to that.
I hope you continue to join me on my little adventure here this year. It’s going to be an interesting journey.
Thanks for reading,
Happy New Year!