2018 Wasn't For Me, But 2019 Will Be

2018 Wasn't For Me, But 2019 Will Be

I got my heart broken, in the way where I cried myself to sleep for months and really just lost myself.

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I thought 2018 was going to be my year, but it turned into the complete opposite. I got my heart broken, in the way where I cried myself to sleep for months and really just lost myself. Then I started to think of ways to better myself, so I got into a program I wanted and got a job I knew I would love. Then I struggled in college, trying to make time for studying and working; it became hard.

As 2018 came to an end, I started doing things for myself to better myself. I joined a team with beach body and now I'm coaching. I realized I needed to focus on myself and get things better for me and my future. Nothing would stand in my way once 2019 hit.

Now even though 2019 just started, I really focused on myself. I'm still working at the job I love, I'm still a coach with beach body, I'm still in college trying to figure things out. But now I'm happier for myself. I've always done so much for other people that it's actually time to focus on myself and making decisions for me.

I won't let anyone stand in my way of me getting what I want this year. This year is all about me and bettering myself. If you aren't apart of that then there is a reason for it. I've made some drastic changes so far and I'm proud of my progress so far with myself and can't wait to continue to see the changes that are yet to come.

Of course, there are some things I'm not changing but most of my life is getting completely flipped upside down to make myself happy. I know it may seem like a lot but sometimes people need to do things to make themselves happy for once and really that's all I'm trying to achieve.

I know I couldn't do this without the support of my best friends which I'm so very thankful for. Everything I do they are so supportive and always tell me to go after my dreams. They show interest in my passions which makes me so unbelievably happy I don't think they understand. I also couldn't do this without the support of my family. They've been there since day 1. Dealing with every single one of my emotions, I don't know how they handled it.

2019 is really showing some bright side to it and I'm so excited to see what comes. There are so many possibilities out there that you just need to find sometimes. If you have a dream for this year, go after it. Don't sit back and wait for it to happen, sometimes things don't work like that. Go out and have the time of your life, stay home and read a book, do the things you are scared of, fall for the boy you never thought you would've.

DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!!

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If You Own 6 Of These 10 Brands, You Are 100 Percent Basic

How basic are you?

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For every brand you own, give yourself a point.

5. The North Face Bookbag

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6. Patagonia

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7. Hunter Rainboots

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9. Nike Shorts (NORTS)

What was your score? Are you truly basic or not? If you are BASIC embrace that, who cares what anyone thinks! If you aren't basic, well then you are clearly embracing your style and thriving! Meanwhile, the rest of us are BASIC as can be and we love it!

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Minimalism Addresses Our Culture Of Consumption

Decluttering your life and consuming less allows you to live in the moment.

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Most of us, at some point in our lives, have become trapped by our culture of consumption. It's a disgusting display of wealth and social status that social divides us. This social divide does a great job at inhibiting our potential at building objective, meaningful relationships. Material possessions become our identity and we begin to lose a true sense of who we really are. It's entirely possible for us to exist as content, beautiful human beings without participating in the culture of consumption we have been duped into believing in.

The problem with our culture of consumption is that it has become a key aspect of every activity. We give too much value to "things," focusing less on their contribution to our overall wellbeing, passions, or happiness. We may experience temporary contentment or pleasure, but it seldom lasts forever. Minimalism eliminates the "things" from our routine, allowing us to find contentment from the simple things in life.

Minimalism is not an expensive hobby one takes up on the quest for self-discovering and happiness. There is this huge misconception that being a minimalist requires a fat wallet and that your life is now restricted by rules and limitations. This simply is not true. This misconception comes from the elitist culture which has emerged through social media outlets. This distorted perception has blurred the individualistic nature of minimalism. A lifestyle often associated as a fad is actually a lifestyle that de-clutters your physical and mental state.

Minimalists are people who…

  • Make intentional decisions; that add value to their lives.
  • Focus on personal growth and the quality of their relationships.
  • Live in the moment.
  • Discover personal potential by eliminating obstacles standing in our way.
  • Consume less and intentionally.
  • Gift experiences rather than material possessions.

There isn't anything necessarily wrong with owning material possessions. If you find importance in an object that genuinely makes you happy then, great! Minimalism doesn't have to look like white walls behind aesthetically placed black furniture. This concept focuses on the internal value system we all forget we control. Start small; declutter your thoughts. We easily get stuck in our routines that we forget to look slow down and just breathe. Living in the moment is by far the most valuable aspect of minimalism because it allows us to feel and experience every minute of our existence.

If you're someone who enjoys nature, there's more value to be found in the adventures we seek out and create than those created for us. Discover birds you've never seen before, wander down trials in your neighborhood, or uncover beaches no one else knows about. You'll find more value in the creation of your own adventure because those experiences are completely your own.

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