I’d like to quote something I wrote on my blog at the beginning of last year:
“It’s almost the end of February and I just started making resolutions for myself. I’m going to be honest, I had a very rough start to 2015. I welcomed the new year in by blowing off illegal fireworks in my backyard and then crying myself to sleep. I spent all of January hibernating and hiding from the world. Then when February came, I had to force myself to get up because school started.”
It’s funny looking back on this a year later because I already know 2016 is going to be a lot better than last year was.
I spent the first day of 2016 moving everything out of my childhood home. Most people might find this sad, but I find it uplifting. It’s an entirely fresh start on a new year.
2015 was a filler year for me. 2015 was a “grit your teeth and bear it” year. I spent most of 2015 holding in my emotions and praying for the year to be over. I probably could have handled 2015 better, but I survived. That’s all that matters. And now 2016 is here, and it feels like the suns coming out. I dragged myself through the last year and now I’m at the home stretch. All my goals are so close to me, and I finally feel like I can start moving forward with my life.

But I don’t want to forget about 2015. Shit happened, a lot of shit happened…. but I don’t want to ignore that. And even though I didn’t really want to talk about my problems at the time, now I do. I’m tired of small talk and pretending everything is okay when things aren’t. I thought about posting all my problems on here for the world to see, but that’s not what I want. I want to have genuine conversations with people about real life problems. Cause we all have them. Why ignore that? This year should be about open and honest communication. I want to build each other up so we can all move forward together. So if you want to listen to me ramble on more about my life, hit me up. Or if you really need to talk to somebody because you’ve been bottling it up like I was, please let it out. If not to me, at least someone who will listen. But know that I’m an awesome listener. Just saying.

I’m starting this year off entirely new, quite literally. I feel like this is a good time as any to make some resolutions for myself. So here are mine:
  • Be open and honest (or as I’m gonna call it #takenoshit2016)
  • Graduate college
  • Find a job before I graduate
  • Worry less
  • Laugh more
Are your resolutions for this year similar to mine? I want to know.
Another thing I wanted to mention was I’ve been doing some updating on my website! I added more content to my design page, so go take a look at it. I still have more to add, so expect my website to be changing the next few months. Anyway, I hope your new year is starting off great!
~The Lovely Lindsey