Hello, friends and welcome back to Stylishly Good Vibes! I’m so excited to have you back again for another week of me rambling about the inner workings of life. For today’s post, I decided to take a different approach since it’s almost March 1st. I haven’t done an “Intentions” post in quite some time.
Let me start today’s Intentions post by saying that I used to be so much better about the organization of my blog content. With two job changes in less than a year, my life has been kind of consumed with uncertainty and stress. Needless to say, my content organizational skills kind of fell to the wayside. But, March is a new month — especially for me because it means I start a life where I only have one real job!
I don’t even remember the last time I had one job. Probably high school —that sounds about right. Throughout college and into my early adulthood, I always had more than one job. Oddly enough, I actually had a friend say to me the other day, “Alicia, why do you have seven million jobs?” Great question!!!
Truthfully, I don’t have some profound answer to that question. I work so much because I like what I do and I enjoy being able to provide for myself. That’s why I work seven million jobs, which in reality is maybe only like, four. ANYWAYS, with a new month on the horizon, I figured there’s no better time for me to collect my thoughts for what’s ahead.
Maybe this blog post is more for me to put my digital pen to paper, but I hope that by writing this, you can find some inspiration for your own goals.
Let’s get started!
Stop Saying “I Don’t Know”
Do you ever think back on certain social situations where people asked you what you do for a living or who you want to be when you grow up? Did you answer, “I don’t know?” I know that I have. The past year has confused me a lot, despite the fact that I’m now happy in my career.
I know that my choices aren’t necessarily conventional, nor am I technically doing what I went to school for, but what’s the fun in being normal! I may not know exactly what I want to be doing in five years, but I do know that the experiences I’m gaining now will give me insight for my future endeavors. I’ll figure it out eventually, and I think 2019 is going to be the year to start.
Don’t Sell Myself Short
Sometimes I forget that I’m not in college anymore, and that I should expect to be paid when I’m putting my efforts into something. I’m definitely guilty of saying I’m cool with not being paid when it’s something I enjoy doing as a side gig or hobby. I don’t know why I do that, but this month is about realizing the worth in my abilities. I will no longer sell myself short.
Look in the mirror and say, “I know I’m good at what I do.” How did that feel? Use that same confidence to set your expectations at work. I plan to listen to my own advice, because sometimes I think I actually know what I’m talking about.
Say Yes To New Adventures
I’m always looking for the next best adventure. But, like anyone, my busy schedule kind of consumed my life over the past couple of months, which made me forget to chill every once in awhile. This month, I’m going to say yes to things that are outside of my comfort zone. I’m taking that trip to the antique mall I keep daydreaming about. I’m going to network in Cleveland so I can meet other creatives. Adventure, here I come!
Since moving back to Cleveland, I’ve been actively making choices about my health that will benefit me long term. I sought care for a chronic problem I’ve dealt with for years, and to my complete surprise, it has gotten better — so much so that the worry of symptoms doesn’t consume me anymore.
In relation to that, I’ve been HORRIBLE about working out. My job is pretty strenuous, so I’ve been using that as my excuse for not working out, but that’s about to change. I’m going to buy a membership at a new yoga studio near me, so that I can continue to learn and grow through my practice.
Make Travel Plans
I’ve always been really spontaneous about my travel plans. My timing for planning a vacation is anywhere from two weeks to one month before. I know that probably stresses some people about, but that’s just how I roll! I literally decided to go to Italy one time and then left for the trip two weeks later. That’s such a ‘me‘ thing to do.
When I started my first job, I didn’t have any vacation time, so the idea of planning a vacation was just a far-off dream. Now that I’ve changed jobs and moved back home, I have vacation time and I almost don’t know what to do with it. So, I’m going to try to make more conscious decisions about the trips I want to take this year.
That’s all I’ve got for ya today! Talk to you next week, friends.
Until next time,