Level up / by Colleen Schmidt

 

2014 was REALLY awesome to me. I mean REALLY. I started my dream job, I married my best friend, and went to my "if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go" place-- IRELAND! I had so much fun, learned so much (about myself and those around me), and smiled so much in this past year that now I'm spoiled. I want more. I crave the challenges that this past year provided me. I crave the feeling of happiness I didn't know existed when I pushed myself to do things out of my comfort zone. I'm now addicted to the fulfillment I felt with each new experience, and I'm not ready for that to end! (SAY AW YEAH!)

That being said, I want 2015 to be good too. Actually, I want it to be G R E A T.  

I realize that I can’t predict or control the future, but there are certain things that I CAN control. I am such a sucker for resolutions and saying "starting today this will happen, blah blah blah." I always back out of them. I realized I don’t do well when I have a strict set of rules (I’m stubborn, what can I say). I also don't want to do that good old "New year, new you" mantra. I don't think there is necessarily anything wrong with the old me (I don't think there is anything wrong with the old you either, unless you are a murderer or something.) So, I thought about how I can change that and make a real difference in my life-- positively.

This year I want to focus on a few goals I have. I don't want to set unrealistic expectations for myself. I don't want to focus on things I want to change about myself or habits I want to break. I don't want this year to be about "Stop!" or "No more!". I want to continue the momentum of 2014 and make my year more about "Go!" and "Yes, lots!". More, MORE, MOOORREEE!!

First "more" on my list: I will write more. 
There! See! I already did something! (You go coll co-co!!) 

 

Let's see where that takes me. 
What do you say? 
Wanna join? :) 

*WARNING: NSFW, but it will get up super pumped up. You just may need headphones ;)