Now that I'm another year older and creeping more into adulthood, I've decided that this birthday I wanted to begin my 23rd year with some positive self-intentions to live by! Each year brings new pets and valleys and I wanted to set the tone with how I will face them all as I begin my journey in to year 23!
1. Accept The Outstretched Hand
I've noticed that since graduating, I've had feelings that asking for and accepting too much help made me less responsible or adult. This is far from the truth. Unashamedly accepting help and knowing when to let someone help you is one of the most mature things you can do. This year I will be setting pride aside and become more honest about when I need help, and accepting it unashamedly and gracefully!
2. Exuding Authenticity
I believe that as we get older we definitely become more and more comfortable with who we are. Thats why I've decided to make it an actual intention to be as authentically me as I can be this year. Whether its for the blog, my full-time job, or just being honest with friends and family, authenticity is the goal! I recently saw the quote " Don't feel stupid if you don't pretend to like what everyone else loves" - and also don't feel stupid if you do love what everyone else loves! Don't strive to be what might seem "cooler" "less mainstream" "more popular" and every other thing that contradicts your authentic self. I am going to be me in year 23 (I love a good cheesy rhyme).
3. Fall In Love
No this is not a romantic goal (I'm already very much in love <3), unless you look at life romantically and poetically! This is about falling in love with life. Every day, every experience, I want to fall in love with something. Lately the stresses of a lot of change have put some of my optimism about the everyday world on the back burner. It has truly made me grumpier and I for one and am not okay with that! From now on, I want to fall in love with a sunny day, a friendly customer, a nice gesture, great food, and a good laugh- I'm not going to only look for grand things to make the day seem significant, I will be taking the little things and making them grand! Falling in love with every day, I anticipate, will make my 23rd year a very cheery one!