Good morning Dear Reader,
2019 is nearly over and it’s been a good year. If I had to give it a name, it’d be the “Year of Personal Development”
I had many growing pains this year. I began this year with a little vacation, to set my focus on my writing goals. Every January I travel for a few days and work on my craft. I read, meditate, relax and write.
This years retreat went really well and I have achieved one of the goals I set, finishing my first ebook. Now, it’s not edited but it is finished and that’s half the battle.
A couple months later I decided I needed to focus on my physical health. I began this year around 205-210 and miserable. Through a series of weight loss challenges, recommitment to the gym, diet changes, and 3 rounds of b12 shots with appetite suppressants over the course of 6 months, I’ve gotten down to 174lbs. I’ve change a lot of my habits and I’m nearly at my goal. Though I haven’t decided what my true goal is. I’m more concerned with how I look rather than the number. My benchmarks are 170, 165, and 160. Depending on how I lok and feel will determine if I keep going.
Somewhere along the line, I started searching for myself. I realized I’ve been slacking on my personal development so I’ve been meeting more people, exploring different facets of life, and really think about what makes me happy.
In terms of mental health, I’ve noticed my lows are much higher compared to years prior. I attribute this to exploring and focusing on myself. That’s not to say this year has been without darkness. There were some moments I felt like I couldn’t go on but rather than deal with it alone, I opened up to my boyfriend about it. I don’t often share that side with him but he was there. We talked it out, we hugged, I cried and we got through it together.
In terms of relationships, this year has been great for us. We recently celebrated out 5 year anniversary and we talked about our different personality types and how to navigate our differences. It was a wonderful experience.
Other than that 🤔 I’ve started writng poetry, something I always avoided. I have been using poetry as therapy and have started writing a poem a day or every other day.
That’s about everything going on in my life currently. I have many more goals though and I’m so eager to take this journey into myself.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Until next time,