2016 was a spectacular year for me; it was a year that I opened doors for myself, traveled to places I’ve always wanted to go, and made some pretty great memories with William and Pumpkin. I also bought my Nissan Versa and finished my first year of college, which I never thought I would be able to do on my own. I learned to appreciate the smaller things along with appreciating myself and the others around me. Last year certainly wasn’t perfect, in fact, at times it was really wearing down on me. I’ve never really made any new year resolutions, but this year, I’m wanting to have a fresh start and make some changes, so here are mine.
1. Ditch the Diet
I am so drained of the years and years of constantly weighing myself and counting calories like crazy. I have taken myself to the darkest places in a bid to get rid of my fat body. But, to be honest, I have really gotten bigger from the extreme dieting. I lost almost 90 pounds after being diagnosed with PCOS and starting medication, then gained 20 right back. I want to live a long, healthy, happy life, so therefore this year I will walk more, go swimming, go to the gym, eat that chocolate bar, and also have those vegetables. Love my body and focus more on being healthy rather than being skinny.
2. Spend more quality time with and be more appreciative of William
William was brought as a blessing into my life, he came at just the right time and he changed everything for me. He was my first love and will be my last. I couldn’t even write a paragraph long enough to say how much this man does for me. I know that at times I can be a high maintenance bossy bitch yet he still sticks around he still loves me flaws and all. This year I want to take more time to be more attentive to him, to do more things that he wants to do, travel more with him, and spend more time together.
3. Go out more, see more, do more.
I love where I live so much and it has to be said that I am a little bit stuck in my ways when it comes to choosing staying in over going out. Before I met William, I never did any traveling, never really even leaving the state. Last year we went on lots of day-cations in Greenville, went to some great restaurants, saw the beach for the first time, went to the Smoky Mountains and we even brought Pumpkin with us on both trips. I love having lazy days as much as anyone but I need to remember that I have my whole life to sit in my house and be content; I am only young once and I need to be out more, seeing pretty places, eating nice meals, and experiencing new things.
4. Self help
I struggle everyday with my PTSD and depression. I want to do things that help me cope and take more time for myself, like reading my self-help books, talking to William, blogging, maybe seeing a therapist, and doing other little things to help me along with keeping my mind occupied from the triggers I get daily. Usually I never talk about my problems or do anything to help myself when I have bad thoughts, and it needs to stop. This year I refuse to let my emotions get bottled up.
Happy New Year readers!