How I Found Now

April 18th 2017

Processed with VSCOI guess this is what they meant when they said happiness was a journey, not a destination~

I haven’t made a post about the current state of my life in ages. I just feel like my life as a whole hasn’t been too inspiring to write a whole post about until now when I actually sat down and started to think about it.

2017, thus far, has been a transitional period in my life. It seems as though each month this year is following its own unique theme and I am excited to see what the upcoming months have to teach me.

January was a month full of thinking and preparing to start over. I came to the realization at the beginning of the year that I was not entirely happy with the place I was in and the things I was doing. I took the time that month to form a plan to help me regroup. I spent a lot of January really stressed out, but that stress proved to be worth it in the following months.

February was a month of spring cleaning for the soul. I spent the month clearing out all of the people and things that made me unhappy to make room for things that made me feel fulfilled.  Also, since it was my birthday month, I reflected on the lessons I’ve learned to remind myself of how far I’ve come. February started out rough, but I’m happy I turned it around.

March was a month full of creativity and passion. As part of starting over, I allowed myself to fully indulge in all things creative. It had been too long since I let myself spend time being in a fully creative mindset for the sake of creativity. This was also a month of making new friends and rekindling friendships that I had let slip through the cracks. I also took a trip to Buffalo which really helped me clear my head of the stress from the previous two months.

So far April has been an incredible month for me. This month I stepped out of my comfort zone and allowed myself to try anything and everything. I went to four concerts, reached out to new people on a whim, tried out rock climbing, made plans to try ziplining and pole dancing, checked out the local aviation museum, explored my favorite local bookstore, and spent some time outside just enjoying the fresh spring weather.

That brings me to now. I’m in a good place and I’m inspired and I’m surrounded with love and motivation. Life isn’t perfect, but it doesn’t have to be and I realize that now. I feel like I spent so much time striving for perfection that I lost sight of all of the beautiful experiences I have had along the way.

So, where am I going from here? Well, in May I will be done with my MBA which opens the door up on plenty of new adventures and experiences and a lot of new lessons. I want to continue living for every single day and try everything I can while I still have the chance. I want to continue to allow myself to indulge in creativity and create things that I can be proud of. Most of all, I want to continue making myself proud.

I’ve burnt a lot of bridges to get to where I am, but don’t worry…I’m building new ones~

Jess

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. journalingthroughlife · September 8

    I have also realised that striving for perfection is way too stressful because it’s unobtainable. It’s really inspiring that you’re giving new things a go and making the most of every experience 💛

    Shelby

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    • jessofearth · September 8

      Thank you very much! Life is about striving for progress and not perfection. The most magic is found in the journey😌💕

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