Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday’s everyone! Just a few more days until Santa comes to town and all I can say is I’m exhausted. Not just from all this last minute Christmas shopping but from all that has happened this year. What happened to 2021 being an improvement from 2020? From covid to climate change to AI technology being a thing, this has been one heck of a year! I don’t know about you all but I am sick and tired of hearing about this virus. Everytime I turn on the news or check social media, I’m always hearing something about covid and the death toll. I just want it to be done and over with already so the world can go back to how it was pre-covid. It is absolutely insane how many variants there are out here of this deadly virus! Don’t even get me started on that AI technology mess. I know it’s been said many times but we are really living in a “black mirror” society. Scary right?!
Technology has really come a long way! Remember a little over 20 years ago before the turn of the century where we all predicted that we would all be in flying cars with robots handling most if not all of our needs. Well 2021 has become the new year 2000! Stuff that we thought we wouldn’t see for a long time has now become a reality. It is amazing yet terrifying just how far we’ve come with technology.
So, who’s looking foward to 2022? I mean, after two bad years in a row, this has got to be our year to make a comeback from everything! Lets leave all that negativity back in 2021 and look foward to great things happening in 2022. Do you have any goals that you would like to reach?I know I do! This upcoming year will be bittersweet for me because I will be finishing out chapter 29 to enter chapter 30 and if I am being honest, I am not ready! It literally feels like it was just yesterday that I had graduated from high school to go off to college. Where has all the time gone?! I wish there was a way to reverse time and go back to an earlier stage in our lives and relive the happier times. A time where we didnt have to worry about bills, going to a job we hated but had to work just to make ends meet, and life didn’t totally suck. That’s why I am going to push myself to make this my year to really get everything together for myself. I deserve to live the life that’s I’ve always dreamed of and I am going to do what I can to make that happen!
Get Down To 150 Pounds
Look out 150, I’m coming for you! Now it’s been a while since I’ve last weighed myself but based on what I see in the mirror, I can tell that I’m almost there. Does anyone else feel like the weight comes off quicker when you’re not monitoring it all the time? Or is it just me? I just don’t want to see the scale go up after all the hard work I put in. After two workouts a day, strategizing was to workout without messing up my hair, avoiding sweets and eating right? If I see that scale go up by one pound, I think I will probably cry! Just kidding…well kindof.
I’ve honestly grown to love the gym. Months ago I really didn’t think it would even be possible to get to the point where I’m at now. I can run longer, fast food has become repulsive to me, and I recently just found out that I’ve mastered the stair stepper! There were many times where I would find myself ready to give up but I’m so glad I didn’t. The gym has literally become my happy place and I always look foward to going 5 days a week. After a long work day, it feels great to get a good workout in while jamming to my favorite music.
Be More Consistent With My Blog
I’ll admit, 2021 was not my year AT ALL when it comes to blogging. My mind wasn’t in the right place and it was quite difficult to maintain consistency. I had to take a few months off from everything in order to get my mind right. Now that I feel that I am in a much better place mentally, I am ready to get back into it again. For those of you who have been following me for a while you all know that I am an advocate for mental health and positivity. Your mental health should always be your number one priotrity. With everything that we all have going on in our lives, it’s only right to take care of yourself and make sure that you stay in a place of happiness. As the saying goes “Self care is not selfish”. Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you in order to get to that happy place again. You can’t put out your best work or the be best version of yourself if you don’t make time for yourself to heal your mind and relax.
Man, if I could just quit my 9 to 5 to travel and explore places I’ve only seen on TV or Instagram I totally would. Ever since I made that move from Virginia to Texas, I’ve been dying to get out and travel more. I’ve been all over the east coast and south from New York to Louisianna, but I haven’t explored much of the mid western part of the US yet. So far i’ve only explored cities such as Dallas and Oklahoma City. From all the great restaurants to all of the fun things to do, everytime I visit it’s always a good time. For those of you who live in the Midwestern part of the US, where should I visit next? I’m always looking for great cities to explore! Feel free to leave a comment below in the comment section.
Come Up With A Plan
Ok Jazzy, we’re about to be 30 this year, what are we going to do with ourselves? Man, at this point in my life, I imagined myself being way further than where I am today. From the big house that I’ve always wanted with the nice yard to a career making a decent wage working as a fashion designer, I really thought I was going to have it all. I was definitely wrong about that. Looking back on my 20’s there are alot of things that I wish I would’ve done differently to make life better for myself. From finishing college to making smarter decisions with my finances, there’s alot that I regret that I find myself dwelling on. I might not have the life that I hoped for but I’ve definitely learned alot of lessons along the way. What I’m beginning to realize now is that what you do in your 20’s will set the tone for your future. What I mean by that is that is that with all the stupid stuff that you did and the decisions that you made come with teachable moment’s that will shift your perspective and help you become the mature, responsible adult that you are meant to be. This year I want things to be different for myself as I begin to close this final chapter. Finally going back to school after all these years to finish out this degree is definitely on the top of my list. I’ve been so nervous to go back all of these years out of fear that I won’t be able to handle my finances to pay for my classes and that I may end up failing because I am a nervous test taker. The potential of being able to get out of these dead end jobs along with better pay to help build the life that I want for myself is what is really motivating me right now. The only way to do better in life is to push and be your own motivator. A little gentle push is what we all need sometimes in order to steer ourselves in the right direction.