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Today, I want to reflect on the last two years. Particularly, for myself as an individual as well as a committed person in a relationship. I’m always starting conversations with my boyfriend about the future regarding property, financial goals, aspirations and ideas. As nice as it is to imagine what our future could be like in career and as people, it is so important to realise how far we’ve come.
In this world of social media (including this blog you’re reading – although I hope this is a positive one!), it can be difficult not to get swayed by what others post or say. And as advertising on social platforms becomes more rampant, it can be difficult to remember what’s truly important. I catch myself wanting material items that could never bring me true joy, so I’m taking a step back today.
A tendency of mine that I’ve had since a young age, is that I can doubt myself in almost every aspect of life. It’s sad and really frustrating. However, I’m becoming better at noticing small accomplishments and reminding myself of where I am now. Below is a humble-brag to remind myself – and you – that it’s possible to improve our lifestyle and well-being by simply working on it.
- I’m finally earning more after 10 years of being afraid to commit to a self-accountable role (and of earning minimum/below minimum wage).
- I’m putting away half my pay-check into savings (some weeks 75%).
- I’ve been able to save for two holidays, one of which I paid off upfront as a birthday gift for my boyfriend.
- I’m getting better at not taking things personally.
- Setting boundaries but also doing my best to talk about how I really feel.
- Able to hold space for others really well.
- My story is my own to change. I can either: repeat it like a broken record and be miserable and blame others for my mistakes OR I can make amazing lemonade out of lemons.
- Learning what it takes to never give up.
- I know my limits are only set by my mindset.
- If I set myself to a task, to follow through.
- Trying to move my body 2-3 times a week.
- Pushing through the tiredness.
- Knowing there is so much room for improvement and that’s not a bad thing.
I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend! Don’t forget to remember where you’ve come from and the accomplishments you’ve made along the way.
By noticing the good in our life, we notice the good in others 🙂
What have you accomplished this year that you’re proud of?