For the longest time September has been the time of fresh beginnings and new opportunities. September is when us students go back to school/college/university, it’s when we can forget all the mistakes we’ve made and move on. We can reinvent ourselves, we can do whatever we want to do and we can work on becoming the best versions of ourselves.
For me, September is when I try to get things done that I’ve been putting off over the past months and when I focus on myself and look at the bigger picture for the next 12 months. I try and put down a plan, I try to make future Liz’s life a little bit easier, because I’m nice like that and most of all, I try to start enjoying life again, like I’ve never experienced negativity. September is a chance to start again for me and here’s the list I’ve made to help me start fresh!
Keep my spaces tidy
I think I’m a tidy person but somedays I will admit my workspace and my relaxation space is a MESS. If my mother were to see them she would probably murder me. I find myself less motivated and more lethargic when my spaces are a mess. I know when my space is clean and tidy I can work more and I can feel more at ease. It’s a simple step to make me feel better.
Become more minimalist
I love stuff. I love clothes, bags, books and I horde. I want to be able to live a more minimalist life, I don’t want to rely on stuff as much as I do, I want to be able to save money because I don’t feel like I *need* to buy more. By being able to let go of things I don’t need, I feel like I’ll feel more fulfilled, because instead of spending time and money on unnecessary items, I can use it to benefit my soul.
Write and read everyday
Reading and writing is something I truly love. I’ve lost touch with that part of me because instead of relaxing with things like that, I binge TV shows I’ve seen 500 times and eat… I want to get back in touch with my mind and my learning, I think this will open my mind to creativity again, something I need now I’m focusing so hard on my career, I need to be creatively open and Netflix won’t help there. I’m not saying I’ll stop watching Netflix, I’m still human.
Start blogging for myself
For the past few weeks I’ve been falling victim to the “lifestyle blogger” stigma. I’ve been trying to post pretty flat-lays and write blog posts about beauty and fashion, when really, that’s not me. I won’t stop doing this, because sometimes if I love products, I will write about them, but I’m not going to do that to try and reach out to readers, because I don’t care for those posts. I love opening my mind and writing what I feel, so I’m going to do that. Okay?
Continue meeting new people
I’ve always been fairly introverted and I’ve never really been any good at meeting new people – however, over the past month or so, I’ve pushed myself out of my box and I’ve met some incredible people. They’ve forced me to do things I never dreamt I’d do and I’m the better for it. I want to continue meeting these like-minded people and continue having a great time.
Stop worrying about being feeling “lonely”
I got asked the other day whether I had a boyfriend, when I replied no, the question asker was shocked. “But you’re so old.” Wrong. I’m a young woman, I have so much to look forward to in life. My worst fears are very contradicting. I fear being alone and I fear being held back by someone who doesn’t have to same dreams as me. I get lonely sometimes and no that’s not because I push people away, it’s because I spend a lot of time on my own because I’m usually working and sometimes that happens. I’ve never wanted to get married, have kids, being a family person. I want to work, travel, I want to enjoy MY life and I don’t want that ruined by poopy aliens and clingy spouses. I’m better at being single anyway, people usually get offended by my bluntness. Sorry ’bout it.
I’m currently in the most important years of my life and where I set the ground work now may pay off massively in the future. I’ve always been seen as quite “selfish” for looking out for myself so much. People have judged me and looked down on me because I’ve said that I am the only person that will ALWAYS be there for me – you can judge, you can disagree, but it’s the truth. No matter what happens, who hates me, who loves me, who wants to kiss or kill me, I will always be my number 1 fan. I’m working hard for myself and no one else. I will succeed for myself and no one else and you’ll all just have to watch.
I know some of the things on this list won’t mean anything to you, some of you may even think I’m rude for even writing some of these things. But I’ve put up with so much ish lately and I know exactly where my priorities lie. I know I’ve made mistakes and I’ve forgiven myself for them. People change over time, just because you don’t want to see that, isn’t really my problem. I love me and I’m looking forward to this new year – it’s going to be the best one yet (which will be difficult because these last 2 months have been the best months of my life, ever.)