Dec 31, 2013

Cash Money Taking Over for the '99 and 2014

Many people have been writing insightful posts reflecting on the past year and what they have learned. I, however, decided that I should probably look back on my reflection post from last year before I penned a new one proclaiming all this fantastical shit for 2014.
"Your life and the current state of everything in it is a reflection of the choices you've made. It's up to you, and you alone, to create your own happiness. I believe God has a plan for all of us, but we're charged with making sure we wake up each day and are proactively taking steps towards getting closer to our dreams."                                                                                       -Ishea
This year has been a lot of change for me. I moved in with my boyfriend, moved across the country, started a new job, got a new puppy... decided I wanted to long term transition again lol. I've also learned to be accountable for how outrageously emotional I am, have more intention with my prayers, be grateful for the small things, appreciate my friends, value being on time (this was a hard one lol), and enjoy the moment!

As I sit here waiting to pop a bottle of Champagne and do the official countdown (gotta love West Coast living lol... it's only 11:36p), I'm faced with another year and verbalizing what I'd like to accomplish in the next 365 days.

1) In 2013 I lost 15lbs and was extremely proud of myself. In 2014 I want to continue focusing on my health, and challenging myself to be the best version of myself now. I am adopting the mindset of having a year round body and not being one of those people that fall off during the winter and lose my damn mind trying to "get right" for a vacation or summer season. Health is a 24/7 thing, not just a long weekend in the tropics or 3 months in the summer.

2) Have more intention with my prayers. God answers prayers, but I've learned that when I have vague prayers I received vague answers. Have you ever been like, Thanks God... but dang, that's not how I imagined XYZ happening? Me too! I know that life happens and God doesn't always answer prayers in the exact way we've imagined, so I have learned to become more intentional with my vision and prayers.

3) Dental insurance is a blessing!! I know this may seem trivial, but I've maxed out my dental insurance every year for the past few years. Something I'm focused on in 2014 is continuing to take care of my dental health and finally get my wisdom teeth pulled! I am SO excited about this...y'all have no idea. I tried to get it done last week, but the dentist's office was closed for the holiday.

4) Travel. I am focusing on investing money into making memories, not material things. I'd like to take at least 3-4 trips a year, 2 of which I would like to be International. I turn 30 in 6 months and have my eyes set on celebrating in a tropical locale. Operation passport stamps is in full effect. Another minor goal is finding another couple to travel with. This may seem silly, but I seriously want to have another couple that can take trips with my boyfriend and I. Ideally they'd be in their early 30s, no kids, enjoy water sports, light-hearted... do you know anyone? lol...

Amy Adam in American Hustle
5) Discipline! This is something I started working on towards the end of 2013 and I want to continue working on this in 2014. I have a lot of ideas. I know I'm amazeballs... but without discipline, nothing matters. There are so many things I could name, but I realized that everything falls underneath the umbrella of discipline. So yeah, it's a goal in 2014.

6) Goals! I've always been a goal setter, but I think I need to revamp the way I set my goals in order to more realistically achieve them.

7) Dripping Swagu. Yeah, using the term "swagu" might be a bit lame, but I still like the word. I saw American Hustle the other day and Amy Adams slayed in the movie!!! She was oozing sex appeal and drip dropping swagu across the entire screen. I want to make it a priority to cultivate a personal style and not be scared to wear whatever I like. One minute I want to be boho. The next I want to be a glamour puss! The next I look like a yoga instructor. Whatever floats my boat... I want to set sail.

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