The End of a Decade

Hello, lovelies! I hate to follow the trend of the typical end-of-the-year reflective posts…but what can I say, they are a guilty pleasure of mine. But this post isn’t about what I’ve learned this year or a list of my 2020 goals necessarily. This post is about the bigger picture. So buckle up!

Let’s start with the last couple of months.

Around the middle of November, I was beginning to notice weird signs happening around me.  As the weeks went on, I kept noticing repeating trends and patterns within these signs, and I knew it must be something the universe was trying to tell me, but I didn’t know what they meant.

Believe me, I’m not normally one to notice these things. But it kept happening!

On the night of Christmas Day, I went to watch a video on Youtube that I thought was going to be a funny rant, but turned out to be a deep philosophical video on happiness. Suddenly, it hit me like a ton of bricks.

I asked myself: what does happiness look like for me?

I’ve never been one to question happiness, or where it comes from. Yet, in times of trouble or confusion, it’s natural for anyone to start to wonder what makes them happy.

And, on top of that, there have been things that have happened to those around me that have reminded me that life is too short. Life is so short that we should be spending our time wisely, such as doing things we love and achieving our dreams.

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s perfectly okay to spend your time binge-watching your favourite Netflix show, or scrolling through your social media’s. But for me, I’m beginning to realize how much time I am wasting on these tasks.

I already have limited free-time as it is! So why am I wasting it on things that fail to improve who I am?

I should be dedicating more time doing the things I love, like writing. But this doesn’t mean I need to isolate myself either.  I’m not going to sacrifice the amazing and endless memories I create with my friends, because those are enriching experiences that help me blossom – they benefit me. 

Now maybe the universe wasn’t speaking to me, and I just sound like a crazy person. If that is the case, I still believe this was something I was meant to realize.

Putting my free time and energy into my passions is only going to strengthen my skills and allow more happiness in my life. I already live a pretty happy life, but I want to make sure now that I am spending less time on pointless tasks and dedicating more time towards my goals.

This post is mainly to hold myself accountable, but I hope in some way it resonates with you!

Happy New Year, and here’s to the roaring 20s! 

Amanda x

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