New Thoughts of the New Year

New Thoughts of the New Year

New Year, New Hair

I’ve spent the last month thinking about how I can make myself and my life better. I took a quiz to figure out what I want out of life. What are my goals? Where do I see myself in 5 years? What do I need to change? Where can I improve? How can I improve?

It was hard to answer some of those questions. I had to rack my brain to figure out what I want to change. I have no idea where I’ll be in 5 years. I felt like I somehow failed myself by not figuring out what’s wrong with me and my life. Since taking the quiz, I’ve been in a bit of a fog trying to figure out the answers.

This morning, I was glancing through Pinterest (one of my guilty pleasures) and I saw an article by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui on her website, no sidebar.com. In What if all I Want is a Mediocre Life? , she discusses the idea that you can be happy with the life you have and it’s not a requirement to constantly seek change or improvement.

In the beginning of the article, the author offers this thought: “What if all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between? Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?”

Yes! Really, what if I’m happy with the way things are? What if I enjoy my life even though it may not seem exciting? What if I’m happy with myself even though I’m not a beauty queen or a successful entrepreneur? What if I like knowing what to expect and I like living a calm and relaxing life?

I do things that I love to do: running, hiking, camping, cooking, reading, watching reality tv, etc. (don’t judge me for that last one). I live where I want to live. I love the people around me. So, maybe I love my life just the way it is.

I feel so relieved now that I’ve come to this realization. I’ve been stressing myself out trying to come up with new goals and things I want to change/improve. Now I am able to relax and just live life and enjoy the little things.

I’m just taking the trail.

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