Happy New Year everyone! I just know it’s gonna be a great one.
But before we move onto that, let’s talk about 2011.
I’m not going to lie and say 2011 was an easy year for me. It had its ups and downs, but all in all I have the feeling it was a good year.
This year I really started challenging my ED mentalities and letting go of them. It wasn’t easy, and I’m not still out of “the woods” all together, but I can honestly say that there are things I do on a day to day basis that I never thought I’d ever be able to do again – such as eating night snacks, eating white bread and butter, going for long periods of time without exercise . There were times I couldn’t imagine not eating at a certain time, or a certain type of food, or eating in front of other people. Looking back at the begining of this year I hardly recognize myself as the same person, and that’s a really good thing in my opinion.
Other than that I got to travel, work and see old friends at the same time. It was a great learning experience for me, it helped me to challenge some old habits and ruts, and I had a lot of fun.
Then after I came back home I helped my parents start their new business, which meant a lot of hard manual labor, the sense of accomplishment I got when it was finnaly finished was great.
Then I started studies, and had although it took me a while to get used to things, I think I’m slowly getting the hand of it. The new year is going to start off crazy (loads more tests and exams), but I have high hopes.
And what else can I say… I’m just really exited about all there is to come. I’m not sure how it’s all going to turn out, but I’m determined to just do my best and roll with the punches, no matter where they come from.
So let’s move onto my New Years resolutions:
– Get through this year of studies and not give up no matter not. It’s really hard, and some people have dropped out already, but I don’t want to be one of them. I know it won’t be easy, but I believe I can do it.
– Find more balance between studying/social life/ “me” time. I tend to focus on only one area of my life at a time and give it all my attention, but in order to keep up a balanced lifestyle you need to focus on ALL aspects.
– Get back into running. I love running, it makes me feel great and makes me happy, but I’ve totally stopped it recently. Need to get back into it.
– Not being so thrifty I neglect my health and well being. I want to be able to enjoy life and be healthy and happy without feeling guilty about it. I need to conquer this mentality of saving to my own hurt.
And I think that’s it for now, I’m sure I’ll think of more, but I’ve got a pretty good start so far. Hope you all have an awesome New Year’s party and an even better New Year.