I’ve been thinking so much about how half the year has already gone by. Without a doubt, this has been the year that has moved the fastest. I remember being in like elementary school and thinking a school year lasted forever and now…. I swear I blink and an entire week goes by and then another and boom, it’s been a year. Or in this case, half a year.
For a variety of reasons, so much of how I pictured this year going at the beginning of 2023 is not how this year is going. So, it’s kind of nice to like reevaluate midyear and think, “hey, what do I want for the rest of the year.” I went to look at my “goals” post for the year and can’t find it so apparently I never wrote it 🤔 So I guess now is really a great time to write something for the year!
Here are my big ones though:
1. Keep staying consistent. This has been my best year of consistency, across the board. Largely due to the fact that I’ve been setting and keeping realistic goals for myself. I have my routines and it’s working for me. My brain and body feel so nourished because of it and I’d like to stay on that path. I meditate every day; I practice language with Duolingo every day; I read every day; I am staying active (walking everywhere, pickleball lessons, barre classes); I’ve been needlepointing and flexing my creativity more than I thought was possible as a mom. I’m proud of myself for this! It sounds so basic to type it out, but really these things ground me and they’re not too hard to incorporate into my daily life.
2. Have fun with clothes. I have to admit that I’m having a lot more fun getting dressed lately. I’m finding new brands that I feel great in and actually having fun getting dressed. I’d like to maybe even experiment more? I don’t know what exactly switched for me and I won’t say it’s going perfectly– I still have plenty of days where I feel uninspired or too tired to try– but I’m moving in a direction that excites me.
3. Enjoy cooking. I don’t know if this is possible, exactly, but I’d like to see if I can, like, force myself to enjoy cooking. I don’t know what is about cooking but the whole thing stresses me out. From planning to shopping to prepping to executing. I’m lucky that I’m married to someone who loves to cook, but I feel like I’m really slacking. It’s probably the area where I feel the most incompetent as a mom/wife. I’ve started following cooking accounts on TikTok though that I think are, at the very least, inspiring me to want to do/be better. I’d love to enjoy it! I want to not feel stressed about it!
Anything you’re working on or reevaluating midyear?!