Hello 2023, here’s my #onelittleword

Hello 2023, here’s my #onelittleword

Oh hey 2023, you’re here.

For the first time I don’t have an actual resolutions list. And I think I’m totally fine with that. If I learned anything in 2022 it’s that sometimes things don’t and won’t go the way you planned; especially if you’re like me and you’re completely driven by emotions. So whatever happens in 2023 just happens. Whatever comes by way, comes. And whatever finds its way out, just does.

I of course do have a #onelittleword for 2023;

★゜・。𝙱𝙾𝚄𝙽𝙳𝙰𝚁𝙸𝙴𝚂 。・゜☆

I’ve only recently discovered the power in boundaries. I wouldn’t say I was ever a people pleaser but I def didn’t have/struggled with boundaries in fear of upsetting others.

It wasn’t until I had Tums and realized how uncomfortable I was with certain things that I really didn’t like… of course setting boundaries is going to upset people and her dad’s mom was not happy every time I’d voice a boundary. But that made me realize just how important it is TO set boundaries. Without them people will just walk around disrespecting you like it’s fine.

2022 also taught me that boundaries are more important than ever. There are ways to tell if someone is truly in your corner or not and seeing boundaries for myself against those who I realized were not in my corner was definitely a difficult thing to do… but also much needed for my mental health.

This year I want to focus more on my boundaries, on building the foundation of a healthy life for myself mentally and emotionally.

Do you do #onelittleword? If you do, I’d love to know what word you picked for 2023!

#onelittleword 2022

Hello 2022.

I had such a hard time picking a word for 2022 cause there were just so many good ones that could apply to this year. But one thing I really want to focus and work on is finding balance.

Finding balance between work and rest. Between motherhood and me time. Between just adulthood and making time to see my friends, wherever they are. Finding the balance of stress and ease. And accepting that this will be a journey. Not a destination. I want to learn to how to find the balance to where my life doesn’t feel so… hectic all the time. I miss having the time and energy to just create or game and I want that feeling back, it’s def hard with a clingy toddler but we’re both going to have to figure this out, together.

I have other resolutions… or intentions. I’ll be making a whole different post about that though. There’s a lot I have planned for 2022, but literally, right now, even after having coffee all I want to do is nap for another hour lol.

Here’s to 2022!

Recap 2021; #OneLittleWord

I’ve been doing #OneLittleWord for a few years now. I think since 2015. I legit don’t know what to make 2022’s word cause I feel like I’ve done all the ones I really wanted to do lol.

The word for 2021 was Courage.

I love how every year I say “it’s my year“.

This year wasn’t so bad as far as accomplishments go, and honestly I think I did super well with keeping my #OneLittleWord in mind. Wish I could change those blog links though lol.

I had hoped that 2021 would be vastly different from 2020, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt this way either. I just wanted to pack my 2021 with as much adventure and healing as I could… and though I’m still on this journey, I’m so thankful for the steps I did take to get here this year!

I got to travel to Florida (home) twice this year. I am so so thankful for that! Got to see my BFF after not seeing her for 15 years and we took our first Disney trip together; one of the best memories we have together and we’re counting down until our next Disney trip! I got to hang out with a friend here in Texas and I’ve been enjoying our trips to Target! I also got to meet up with a Florida friend I haven’t seen in years and I had SO MUCH FUN with her at Universal! Speaking of my BFF, she took took a leap and changed careers. I’m so so proud of her!

I started my own business, something that happened as a whim of an idea and turned into something so much more. I’ve had so much fun exploring this other side of creativity and self expression. I’ve reached out to vendors and learned how to outsource my products as well as make them in house as well.

Started my journey to financial freedom, which I know is going to be a struggle no matter how “set” it may look. Now it’s on to mindfully buying things and not splurging on shit I don’t need. I’m thankful for the guidance I got for this journey. So thankful. You will never know how thankful.

I’ve been spending more time with my friends, either on the phone or threatening them to meet me in Florida. And it’s reminding me of who I am, where I came from and what I’m capable of. I’m extremely thankful for all the time I get to spend with my really close friend and someone I’ve considered an older brother my whole life.

Reliving our memories from 14 to now at 36 has been wild. It’s crazy to realize how much time has passed and how different we are now. But it’s been fun going back there. I was SUCH a weird kid, seriously. I have some of the best memories with him through out our teen-hood. We made so many promises that would encourage us to be better people even as kids. And it’s wild to see we still do that to each other now as adults. He’s only ever wanted what was best for me, always. I’m glad we’ve been able to stay friends for this long.

I started taking steps to enroll back into school to finish my BA (a little under 2 years left) and changed my major to fit my new goals. I’m really excited about this change and finally finishing my degree.

I’m happy with the things I did manage to do with courage this year. I can’t wait to see what 2022 brings!

What was your word for 2021? Do you think you did well with it through out the year?

#onelittleword2021

Every year for the last 6 years I’ve done #OneLittleWord; unfortunately the graphic program I used to make my previous ones has decided to just… disappear. I knew the day would come lol. So this year I created my own graphic.

I don’t know how I feel about it. But here it is.

My #OneLittleWord for 2021 is Courage.

Courage; to do the things I’ve recently been aware I’m re-afraid to do. Courage; to convince myself the lies my mind, my anxiety and my OCD tell me are false. Courage; to heal properly, even if getting there will hurt like hell. Courage; to see my friends and family again. Courage; to BE better cause Tums deserves the very best side of me.

The courage to finish writing a book. The courage to really go in on blogging and content creating. The courage to go back to school and finish my final year and get my BA in Communications, how much of a game changer that will be. The courage to stand up for myself, knowing I’m standing alone. The courage to remind myself of who I am because how can my oldest friends know and I sit here and act like I don’t?

I spent 2019 in the dark and I spent 2020 in a hazy fog. I’m finally feeling myself reach the less foggy area’s of the things that have recently happened. But even when I’m in the clear, the fight isn’t over. The fight is never over, it just changes. And that’s fine. My life would be boring if I never had to fight something.

My boundaries and my roots are incredibly important to me, and I will make that loud and clear in 2021. And this time no one is going to stand in my damn way.

Hello, 2019

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I can’t believe it’s 2019… already.

But then again how many of us are saying that this week?!

Every year for the last few years I’ve done {onelittleword} and for the last 2 years Bubba has chosen my word for me — this year he picked L E A R N as my word for 2019.

As new parents (I can’t believe she’ll be here in a few months! It’s so crazy to think about!) this year we’re going to do a lot of learning and I’m determined to not be one of those parents who let their newborn change their life as drastically as everyone says they will.

I’ve never been friends with the concept of sleep; to be honest I’ve probably gotten more sleep since BEING pregnant, despite all the discomforts than I’ve gotten naturally since 2004. Like my biggest excitement is the ability to fall asleep at night WITHOUT sleeping aids as I’ve been heavily dependent on them to get me to sleep since 2004. Me and sleep just haven’t gotten along in a really long time.

In addition to being new parents I really want to get back into learning in general. I still need to learn the rest of French and I want to start learning Spanish. I want to relearn the social media world as well as how to make the most out of my blogging and getting back into graphic design. I want to learn how to bake. How to cook better meals. How to be a better version of myself.

There’s much power in knowledge and I feel like the last few years I’ve been in a haze of just winging things; I want to go back to being that determined person with goals and intention.

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