Every year for the last four or five years I work on an action plan as opposed to declaring a new year resolution. I no longer create resolutions, not because I can't finish or see something through but I like the more simplistic ideas of Hygge, Lagom, Lykke or Ikigai. Less technology, being outside more, living for each moment and learning to take better care of myself and the world. Which leads me into my first small action of the month. Now that I'm officially in my thirties, I want to make my health a priority. Cancer is my future so as long as I can avoid getting it early, I want to be as healthy as I can and that starts with my diet, my lifestyle and my skin. 2017 seemed to be the year of irritated skin for me! I realized I needed to up my game with skin care products, mostly dermatologist approved or organic brands. If anyone has recommendations for dry and sensitive skin I would love to hear your stories, your input and suggestions when it comes to taking care of your…
Today's challenge is really simple. Make eye contact with five strangers and smile or do something nice for that person. Between politics and the state of our country - everyone is stressed, anxious, fed up and struggling (whatever that might mean). You may be having a tough day and the person next to you maybe having a bad day; but if you look at someone, really look at them and give them a friendly smile or gesture, it might just make their day. Have a good one, if there's one thing our world needs its connection, so please be kind and pay it forward. (image)
(I wouldn't necessarily say I'm happy, but I'm getting there.)
So I'm turning thirty in three days and even though it is just a number there are so many feelings about turning a year older
this year. Not that it's my 'scary age' but I am definitely having a hard
time grasping that A. I'll be 30 and B. I'm nowhere near where I
thought I'd be at this age. I remember around February of last year I was in the shower contemplating every life choice I'd ever made, which is somewhat normal and regular for me. It usually leads to panic and anxiety but then is usually calmed with a glass of wine. Normally, I have music or the television playing in the background but I was so consumed in all these thoughts that I broke down crying, alone in my shower. I felt alone, unaccomplished and weak, I had just found out I didn't get a job I really wanted. It went to someone who had two masters degrees instead of just one.