Guess what, Ambitious Fam!? It’s the blog’s birthday! I actually wasn’t going to celebrate 2 years. I didn’t think that it was as big of a milestone as my first year or 5 years from now. Then Lorine, of Life of Lo, reminded me of its importance: today marks another year that I didn’t give up on my dream. It’s another year of paid website fees, challenges faced, and memories made. That’s worth celebrating. So today I’m treating myself to a little Starbucks in celebration (pumpkin spice chai, I’m coming for ya!). Plus, it just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t celebrate every milestone. Keeps life worth living!
One of my favorite aspects of blogging (and really life) in the last few years is that I have been focusing more on personal development. I prioritize making time to read books, listen to podcasts, go to conferences, and really think about how I can be the best version of me. Recently, I came across something that really made me pause. So much so, that I thought that it would be a perfect mantra for how I want to show up for my life.
I’m not entirely sure where I got this quote from. It very likely was a combination of inspiration received from Rachel Hollis and from recently finishing the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. When I first heard the message, I knew it was for me. When it was reiterated in a different form, I knew that it was something that I should be more intentional about.
The funny thing is when I’m not being lazy and I actually plan ahead, life runs a lot more smoothly. For example, there is a day during the week where my morning workout runs a little later and always leaves me strapped on time to get ready for work. One day, I made the decision to steam and pick out my outfit the night before and BOOM. My morning scramble routine was a lot smoother. Even though I proved to myself that this was a helpful task, I neglected to do it the following weeks. Why? I don’t have a good answer.
That’s why I want to harness these new mantras (or resolutions if you will). They will serve as a reminder that I have the power to make my life easier (or harder). Also, it will reinforce the magic that can happen if I just work a little harder to get out of my own way. I think these resolutions will be the perfect attachment to the Last 90 Challenge that I will be starting in October. I will track it along with my other 5 to Thrive and evaluate how I feel/my experience after here on the blog!