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Where I’ve been…
I’ve been finding a million other things to do besides write this post. I’ve been neglecting this blog as a whole for a while as you can see because I just didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. I read a lot of blogs and most of them have these well crafted articles with lists or tips or other things of high value for their readers. I want to be able to provide posts like that. But, I also find that the blogs I’m most interested in are those where the owner just speaks from the heart and talks about their life. In most cases, I don’t even have a lot in common with the owners of those blogs, but I still enjoy them and get something out of reading them. So I think I’ve finally settled on a path here and now that I’m writing about it I hope it gives me some accountability to keep writing.
Where I’m going…
I really have a pretty great life. When I sit down and reflect on it I’m amazed at how great it really is, and I’m truly thankful for it every day. I suspect most people who read this feel the same way. But at the same time, I feel like there’s so much more I could be. I’m a smart woman with a lot of opportunities that other people don’t have. I feel like I’m wasting that and that past choices have really put me in a place where I’m not living life the way that I could be. I also have a lot of guilt about this because it means my kids haven’t had as good of a mother or life as they could have had either. Don’t get me wrong, they have it pretty good. Maybe some of you feel the same way though. Maybe you feel like you know you’re just not living the way you should.
So I feel like it’s time to embark on a bit of a journey. Or maybe do an experiment, however you want to look at it. I just turned 38 in March and I feel like I’d like to make some serious changes before I turn 40. There are two major goals I would like to achieve, and some smaller goals as well. I want to be consumer debt free (student loans will be a goal after that) and I want to have lost another 60 pounds (I’ve recently lost about 20). I have other goals related to my social life and career that I’ll talk about later, but those are the two big goals. I’d really sort of like to have a life makeover by my 40th birthday.
How will I get there?
I’m still working on the details as to how this will happen. I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction and know that once I’ve put my desires out there I need to remain open to everything. I can’t stay too focused on the “how” I need to focus on the “why”. But, you can’t just sit around waiting for things to happen to you so I will be coming up with some initial plans to get the ball rolling. Along the way I hope to provide you with updates on my progress as well as posts that will help you too. I recently read The Year of Less by Cait Flanders and I was amazed at how much I got from her book despite the fact that we have such different lives. I hope to do the same here. I want you to get something from this even if you can’t really relate to my life.
Where you can find me…
I am going to write about all of the things I’m doing to achieve these goals right here on the blog. However, I’m also considering recording some short videos for YouTube because I know that when I’m looking for stories about people doing the things I hope to do, that’s where I go. I DO NOT like to hear myself talk or be on camera, so if I do this it’s going to be way outside of my comfort zone. I’d love to hear from you in the comments if you’d like to see videos instead of, or in addition to, these blog posts. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!