It’s my 29th birthday on Monday and I’m one of those people who relishes in getting older as another year to share my awesome with the world. This year I thought I’d set myself 9 things that I want to remember to cherish during what I hope will be an awesome year. (I got this idea from Kelly Exeter’s blog post. I hope you don’t mind, Kel. x)
1. My health
My body failed me repeatedly in 2014, through both illness and particularly through injury. This year will be about continuing to rebuild and get stronger and fitter than I have been before. I also want to remember to have the sense to know when I need a break and to take it. I love what running and crossfit have given me, especially in terms of emotional health. I want to treat my health with the respect it deserves.
2. My friends & family
My friends and family are just so important to me. I want to remember to cherish all the memories that we make together and to make sure to allow time to foster these relationships, no matter how busy things get.
3. My sense of adventure
This year I want to remember how awesome it is to follow my gut and to take big, scary leaps when I need to. I want to remember how awesome it is to be adventurous, even if I’m not travelling.
4. This blog
Sometimes I forget how much I love this space I created and I forget how much fun it is to work on (and work at). This year I want to remember the opportunities that it’s given me and how energised I feel to be able to work on it.
Sometimes my nerves get the best of me and I say no to things I’d love to say yes to. This year I want to say yes more often, to the right opportunities and to be thankful for them, when they come my way
6. Doing things my way
I can get caught up in doing things the way I think people will want them (just like anyone, really) but this year I want to remember to cherish doing things my way, even if it’s slower and more colour-filled than someone else’s. I want to stay ‘me’.
7. This community
I want to remember to cherish all those who pop in and read my blog and visit my social media and for those who take the time to leave me a comment. You’re all part of what makes it so special to write and create here.
8. My home state
I want to remember to cherish this place that I live in. Flaws and all. I want to remember that it’s got a beauty to it that I’ve never really found anywhere else. I want to remember that I can enjoy what’s around me now, even whilst working towards where I want to be.
9. Being 29
I want to cherish this age for what it is and not spend too much time with my head in the future. I want to make it the best I can but also be forgiving when challenges appear. We only get each age once, so I’ll do my best not to wish it away.
May 29 be an exciting year full of new chances and challenges that I’m able to overcome. Geronimo! x
What’s one thing you’d like to cherish for 2015?