At the end of last month, I turned 25! Finally a quarter of a century 😉
To be truthful, I’ve been pretty anxious about turning 25. I’ve been feeling disappointed with myself because I thought I’d be at a different place at 25 than where I’m currently at. We all have goals and dreams for ourselves and I feel like I’ve held myself back from mine over the last few years.
I decided to make it a priority that I focus on getting myself to where I’d like to be. There are so many things I want to do but first I really need to fully commit to focusing on myself and the areas I’m unhappy with. I’ve always said that my biggest challenge has been myself. I constantly get in my own way. Anyone else feel like they do this?! It’s an awful feeling when you let your own worries and anxieties hold you back. I have amazing family and friends who have always been so supportive of me (thank you all – I love you all so much) and unfortunately I tend to be my biggest issue. Not anymore – this year is going to be the year I get out of my own way!
Lately I’ve been doing research on people I admire – Oprah, Tony Robbins, Gretchen Rubin, and Russell Simmons – to help me with ideas and strategies to clarify what I’m looking for out of my life. These 4 are just a few of those that I respect for their accomplishments in life. Each of them have unique experiences and perspectives that I’ve really enjoy learning from.
Similar to Gretchen’s Happiness Project, I’ve come up with my “Quarter Life Project” where I’m dedicating a year to working on improving areas of my life that I think need it. I am only 25 – I still have so much ahead of me! What a perfect time to focus on the areas of my life I’m not completely happy with and make adjustments?! We’re all works in progress, right?
I’ve outlined areas of my life that I’d like to focus on making improvements to that I think will help me be happier and on the right track towards getting everything I want out of life. I know I won’t be perfect at the end of this year, but I’m confident that I’ll be a better version of me. And of course it should go without saying, self-improvement shouldn’t be confined to one year. For the rest of my life I’ll continue to work on improving myself.
I’m excited to start this journey! I’ve chosen today, Monday, September 5 as my start date. The end of summer is hard with birthdays, end of the summer work parties and lunches, as well as with labor day, so I thought waiting until the 1st Monday of September would be best. Today I’m going to start making it a priority to work on myself and my goals every day. Not holding back from doing things I know I need to do and making myself get out of my comfort zone … a place I’ve been for far too long.
Part of my plan is to get my blog and YouTube channel up and running – I won’t continue to make excuses for why I’ve been so bad at it. So hopefully you will see a lot more of me! I’m excited to share this journey and I can’t wait to reflect back on this year and see myself at the end.
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