Trying New Things

#newyear 

Saying bye to 2016 and Hello to 2017

This year has had many ups and downs as do most. However I had my 29th birthday this year. I was not excited about it. Birthdays are kinda a big deal to me. I start celebrating in June and my actual birthday is in October. I am not really sure how this came about, but some years ago I just started getting birthday presents in June up until my actual birthday month. When October came around I had an event booked every weekend and then after. This year, I wanted to skip my birthday. Something about the “9’s” I hated 19. I remember crying even though everyone tried to make it as memorable as possible. They succeeded for the most part, I spent the whole next day over the toilet due to stupid alcohol. This year, I didn’t say a word to anyone really about the dreaded birthday. I just went about my business. My plans were to come home and clean my house, which is exactly what I started to do…. until… the better half surprised me with beautiful diamonds, flowers, and told me to get ready in 30 minutes for a nice fancy smancy dinner. He definitely took the blahhhh out of the 29th and turned it into a memorable one yet again.

Enough of that , along with my birthday I decided I was going to do 29 things I have never done before leading up to my big 30th. Which leads me to this, a Blog. I have never had a blog before. Honestly I didn’t even know what one was until recently.   I actually found it through youtube, which I spend a lot of my time watching. After doing a little bit of research I decided to give it a shot. Whatever else I can use it as an electronic diary , right? Carrie Bradshaw made a living off of it, who knows maybe I might have the next sex and the city column 🙂

I am not that exciting of a person. I have a full time job, I recently started back to college to finish my business degree, and I enjoy doing small things here and there. I work 8-6 Monday through Friday, and come home exhausted most days. I think it has something to do with age. I use to have so much energy and now I am like a 29 year old trapped inside a 90 year old.

Like everyone else in the world I have so many things I want to do in 2017. Hopefully I can apply it to my 29 things I haven’t done in life. I have a couple of journeys I will start blogging about. One being invisalign which I got this year and am on week 10. Another being that I want to shape back up so I am not the pudgy girl in the bikini this year. I’m damned and determine to be in the best shape when I turn 30. Hopefully I can find a happy medium of scheduling everything and get into a good routine.

I do hope to do a lot of traveling, nothing major. Maybe a few states here and there. I went to Jamaica 2 years ago which opened my eyes to a whole new world.  After going to a country like that you come home feeling like you take life and materials for granted. Ever since then , I just want to go as many places in the world as I possibly can. Getting out of the comfort zone is a must in 2017!

As I wrap up my very first blog, I will close with one other thing I want to work on in 2017. I need to become a better friend. Over the years I have lost relationships because I have kept to myself more. I have stopped responding to text messages, I find every excuse in the book to turn down invites, and I have realized I have let the people who have always been there for me become distant friends and that is not okay. Pretty selfish , but life happens. So my number 1 thing I will work on is making my rounds to seeing friends and spending time with them. I have just realized over the years that I spent so much of my life being socially committed to people and events that I just didn’t want to be that person anymore. I never had time just for myself. Somehow over the past 2 years I have made nothing but time for myself and not enough time for others. So I am stating that in 2017 I will open closed doors, I will stop being so selfish,  growth and journeys will occur, and eye opening experiences.

This excites me! Cheers to a new year where only we are in control of what the year can become. Thanks for reading my very first blog. Until next time I leave you with a quote.

“Years end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that can experience can instil in us.“- Hal Borland

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