June 12, 2015

June Goals

Okay, so it may be the middle of June (the middle of June already?!), but it's never too late to set a goal. Or in my case, tell people about your goal. So without any beating around the bush, here's my one goal for the month of June:

Make time for me.

In high school, I had a very busy weekday schedule. I'd wake up at 6:30 in the morning for school, and I wouldn't get home until 9 or 10 every night. But during the weekends, I typically had all the time in the world for me. I didn't have siblings, and I wasn't the type to hang out with friends very much. So being by myself, I obviously had plenty of time to indulge in the things that I enjoyed doing.

And then college came around, and all of sudden I had ample amounts of free time. I didn't have to wake up early in the morning. I didn't have obligations all day long. I mean, I had 4-day weekends my last three semesters, and I never once had a Friday class during my college career. I thought I had time for myself in high school, but then college totally changed my perspective on free time.

And now, for this past year, I didn't have a job, so life was basically Saturday every day. Bryan was off working all day during the week, and I just had all the time in the world to do what I enjoy.

But now I have a full time job, and I'm still working my part time retail job, and out of no where I've gone from having all the time in the world to working six days a week typically and never really being home alone. I'm beyond grateful for the opportunities that have opened up for me, but for this past month and a half, I've struggled with figuring out how to take care of my responsibilities at home and at work yet still make time for myself.

I haven't been able to simply enjoy the little things in life that, before, were so easy for me - like laying by the pool or binge watching Survivor. Obviously y'all have seen my blog activity drop significantly, and I haven't been reading like I was before either.

So this month, I'm making the effort to care of my own well-being. I think it is so incredibly important to allow yourself to enjoy life. I will always be of the mindset that I "work to live" not "live to work." I believe this mindset is a key to happiness. But right now, I'm not making my happiness a number one priority. It's understandable though; I just got this job, and it's going to take time to get adjusted to this new lifestyle. But I feel like I'm getting adjusted, and it's time to remember myself and the things that make me happy.

Of course, I'm focused on my job and making sure that I'm taking care of business. And of course, I'm focused on my home and keeping things running like well-oiled machine. But I also want to focus on finding time (or even making time) during my day to enjoy the things that make me happy and remind me that life truly is beautiful.

And I want to challenge you to do the same!
Remind yourself of the things you like, and make some time to do them.
And let me know how you do at the end of the month!

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