Happy 2018. A new year but not a fresh start. I used to think a new year signified a fresh start, a clean slate, a new you. It's not. It's a continuation of many things. It's a time to cut ties with bad habits, with dead ends, bad company and then you continue onto a new year with a better outlook, an evolved mentality than the last. And that is what I did. I didn't have an extravagant NYE, it was spent in pajamas drinking a glass of Champagne and watching the fireworks.
Last year going into this new year was a smooth continuation of a lot of things for me. Being in a relationship, hustling, still being a small business owner. And all of these things are just evolving. I am working just as hard and expanding ways on how to book more gigs in more creative ways. And my small business now has an official office and headquarters. And my relationship is growing in many ways and us working through things and communicating more. All these things in my life are the same as the last moments of last year, the only difference is that are still progressing, they are still growing, they are still evolving. I find happiness and peace in that.
All my past years started with a "clean slate" mentality because now that I look back I realize I wanted that so called clean slate and fresh start because I wasn't content with my life. I had to set these resolutions because I felt like my life wasn't being lived to the fullest. This year I have "goals" not "resolutions". I am reaching for the sky and putting the building blocks down now. I look at my life now at 28 years old and I'm happy. I have everything I could have. A sweet and thoughtful partner, a blooming career, a growing audience, loving friends, an even more loving and supportive family. Some of these aspects didn't exist in my past years. And I look at my life now and realize that something as simple as a supportive family can go a long way. And something like a career you love and enjoy can give you so much life. This is my mentality at the moment. And I'm ok with it.
I'm at home in a sweatshirt and undies in bed on a Friday night at 9pm writing this blog post and I'm ok with that. My room is a mess because I haven't been home for days and I'm ok with that. I'm ok with life and that is a relief for me because it's very important to ask the universe for things and want to manifest more in your life but you have to be thankful and happy with the things you already have in your life. You cannot manifest with a desperate "I NEED THAT" mentality. I've done that and things didn't end well. And now that we are done with our first week of the year, let us continue in moving forward. Not starting over, not going back but continuing with the life we have managed to build for ourselves. Get rid of the bad habits, the toxic people and leave those behind as you move forward. And to that I lift my glass of wine I am currently consuming and wishing you all the best year of your lives. 2018 is going to be a mighty mighty year for me and for you.