Sunday was my birthday, and for the last few years I’ve done a wishlist post reflecting on what I hope to be or work on in the coming year. I know I haven’t been around here much lately, but I plan to ease my way back into it soon and didn’t want there to be a gap for this year, as I really like going back and looking at this series of posts. So here we are! If you’re still there, I hope you don’t mind an abruptly personal post in a sea of design work.
Now that I think it’s safe to say that I’m in my “late” twenties, I’ve come to realize that pretty much every year is a transition year. When I was 26 we bought a house and got a dog. Behind the scenes there have been a lot of changes for me professionally (more on that soon!) We hit some big milestones, but it seems like once it’s happened it’s easy to start focusing on the next one ahead.
That being said, overall things are good right now. I don’t feel as restless as I have in years past- I guess because the milestones on the horizon don’t seem so urgent. It doesn’t feel as hard to be present as it has in the past. So I guess if things just keep on keeping on in the coming year, that’ll be good with me. Maybe that’s why my list is pretty short this year!
Eat for fuel. I’m in the middle of experimenting a lot with what I eat and how it makes me feel. I’ve made a few changes (like drinking less coffee, for one) and though I don’t have all the answers yet, I want to keep working on changing my mindset that while food can be enjoyable, ultimately it’s purpose is to fuel me to be my best self. And sacrificing my best self for something tasty isn’t usually worth it.
Find a place for everything. Okay, fine- I’m borrowing this from last year. But now that we have our own house, I’m finding it to be more difficult than I thought it would be to organize and execute putting everything in a designated spot. I also want to be open to a thing’s place being somewhere outside of our home.
Be kind. I’ve found myself being more negative than I used to be. I don’t know if that makes me jaded? Bitter? But I want to work on thinking kinder thoughts about others and myself.