2020: The Year to Build a Life

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to start 2020.  I gave up on resolutions a while ago (I have this thing about how they set you up for failure).  I tried goals. But, let’s be honest, I’m bad at goals. If I met all of my goals I would need about forty or fifty days in a month, eighteen months in a year, and thirty five hours in every day.  I’m an overachiever who believes in pushing myself.

So I’m taking a different tactic in 2020.  First off, I’m going into it with a lot of energy for change and presuming the positive.  It can really be summed up by this, which a friend posted on Facebook (yes, I’m a nerd):

I’ve taken Elayna’s challenge and written myself a creed for how I want to live my life. I’ve chosen my way.  I’ve come up with my mantras. But it really boils down to one thing. I want to live a life I enjoy and be true to who I am.

Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t suddenly given into the idea of hedonism.  But, I really want a life that’s sustainable. My life, as I am living it, is not sustainable.  I’m doing too much for too many people and not finding balance anywhere. A lot of that comes from my role as a caretaker amping up in this past year.  I need to create routines and structures that will serve me for the long term.

So 2020 for me is finding a way of creating a life that helps me to be the best version of myself.  That’s how I am going to be able to help and support others. It’s about allowing myself to still be an overachiever (because that’s just part of who I am) but balancing that with habits that help me practice my version of self-care.  

I’m not setting year long writing goals, reading goals, lifestyle goals, or anything else.  I have a few in the back of my mind. But I’m really allowing my philosophies on life to guide my decisions.  We’ll see if it works the way I want it to, but right now, I want a happy and healthy 2020. 

Wishing you all your dreams come true and a year of light and love. Take your nat 20s and run with them, it’s not often we get to start with critical successes.

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