Yes, I’m still alive!
If I think about it, I’m more alive than I’ve been in quite some time, actually.
But things are a little different these days.
For starters, I’m getting married. And yes, as exciting as it is, there’s only so much talk of flowers and dresses and tablecloths that I can deal with at any given moment.
My brain is fried, honestly.
My energy level = zero.
I’m also 6 months into my new job that I love. It’s crazy and chaotic and there are times when no one knows what they’re doing, but hey, it’s so worth it! I have a pretty kick-ass team that I love working and laughing with and really- what more could I ask for?
So yea, life’s been good to me…
I’m eternally grateful for it.
But my lack of writing during this phase of severe change in my life has finally gotten to me.
And I suddenly feel the need to put down words on paper.
I hate that I’ve been neglecting something that I’m so passionate about.
And I don’t want to feel that way anymore.
So here I am, getting back to something that I love.
And is it absolutely terrifying?
Hell yea it is.
Because it’s been way too long.
But I’m gunna put my fear and my insecurity aside, and I’m gunna get back to it.
You gotta start somewhere, right?
It’s a new year, and I’ve run out of excuses.
So for all of you who’ve maybe been neglecting a hobby that you’ve at one point enjoyed…
Or for those of you who’ve been saying that you want to try something new and you just haven’t gotten around to it…
Get up off the couch, and go do it.
We’re all busy.
We all have points of craziness in our lives.
Groceries that need to be bought.
We really could make a list of excuses that goes on and on and on.
And we could tell ourselves… “Oh, I’ll get to it when I’m a little less busy.”
Once the baby’s born.
Once my classes are over.
Once the wedding’s all planned.
But here’s a secret….
We’re always gunna be freakin’ busy.
If it’s not one thing stopping you, it’s something else.
Because that’s life.
Life is busy.
Life becomes busy, and it never stops.
There will always be things that need to be done, people that you need to see, events that you need to go to.
But that’s no reason for you to give up on things that you’re passionate about.
We make time for the things that matter most to us.
So don’t put them off.
Pencil them in to your ever-growing schedule.
Because if you don’t, you’ll find yourself six months later wondering how and why it’s been so long since you’ve done that thing you love to do.
And then, you’ll want to kick yourself for it.
Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the very best!
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