By the time February rolls around, I'm typically neck deep in the cold-weather-blues; trying to grasp any shred of light or happiness to keep myself afloat until spring. I'm grateful to say that this year has been quite a bit different - I haven't had the spare time to dwell and get in the winter "funk".
I've been thinking a lot about my New Years resolution to live and love intentionally, without abandon (check it out HERE) and I know I can't do that well until I take the time to be truly happy.
When it comes to slowing down, reflecting and taking the time to do things for myself, I become the QUEEN of excuses (yes, crown and all). I'm done rationalizing and telling myself I don't have enough time for ME because you know what; if I don't take care of myself I won't be there for anyone else either! I do have a lot on my plate but justifying my evasion of happiness with "too busy", "too tired", "too scared" or "wrong mindset" is no more.
Today's tiny achievement was downloading the Audible App and listening to the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert on my way to work - something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I'm still in the first chapter but the raw, tear-jerking honesty is the type of reality check I needed. I know I may sound like an addict, I guess excuses are an addiction in a way, but this is meant to be uplifting because the journey has to start somewhere and today I took the first step!