With all the madness going on currently, I completely forgot to share my spring bucket list last month… oops! Haha! Anyway, better late than never 😉 Read on for my spring 2021 bucket list and intentions!
SPRING 2021 BUCKET LIST & INTENTIONS
Chicwish Floral Dress c/o | Sequin Jewelry Initial Necklace c/o | Sequin Jewelry Pearl Sunglasses Chain c/o | Gorjana Rhinestone Bracelet c/o | Sunski Blush Sunglasses c/o | Everlane Heels (old – similar) | Review Australia Handbag (old – similar) | Pearl Headband
What I Accomplished from my Winter Bucket List
- Finish Unpacking – FINISHED!
- Organize the Office – DONE!
- Set Up My Closet Room – FINALLY!
- Go To the Snow – We went this past weekend!! We also stayed in aa cozy cabin!
- Create a 2021 Vision Board – I started it but this just reminded me that I need to finish it up lol – oops! In progress…
- Be More Consistent with Workouts – Just getting back into the swing of things!
- Take Some Time for Myself – I took a little break off of social media and YouTube and have been prioritizing self-care!
- Organize My Life – trying to do this every month so it doesn’t get to chaotic lol!
- Go Through My Closet Again – just finished! Now I’m going through again before I donate <3
SPRING 2021 INTENTIONS
This has been a running intention for well over a year now. Years ago, I would prioritize other people over myself. I put their needs ahead of my own and along the way, I sort of lost who I was. I didn’t feel like my needs were important but rather that the most important thing was helping others. Early in life, I was taught that this sort of behavior was selfish but along the way I’ve learned many, many valuable lessons that say otherwise. My kindness, expertise and willingness to always help has been taken advantage of more times than I can count. Many times, I found myself exhausted dealing with those that always wanted more from me while at the same time didn’t appreciate everything I had already given. It was only after this epiphany and the decline in my health that I realized just what I had done to myself by making the choice to prioritize others over myself. I have been working very hard over the past year to reverse this mindset and while some aren’t happy with the change, I am. I have learned how to say “no,” how to set boundaries, how to put my needs ahead of others without feeling selfish and how to help those that expect nothing and appreciate everything. While I have worked tremendously to prioritize myself internally, I’m ready to do it in other parts of my life including with my worth, my time, my self-esteem, my health and my mind. I’m also learning to be much more selective with who I spend my time with as well as the decisions I make moving forward. Looking back, I feel like I am in a completely different place than I was a year ago…. or even a month ago. And I’m so happy to finally see the progress because it has not been an easy road <3
Open Myself Up
This is a new intention and one that I have just started to work on. Many of my “issues” stem from other people. And this is not to put the blame on anyone in particular but it’s just an insight I have come to understand. I relied too much on what other people thought of me and I let that penetrate too deeply into my life. In the past, others have made me feel less than and like I wasn’t good enough – they have made me question my abilities, my confidence and who I was. I’ve been very hurt by family and friends and for a long time, that hurt dictated my life. When you don’t understand something and you don’t have closure around certain situations or behaviors, it can be difficult to let go. You’re constantly dissecting every little thing, wondering what YOU did wrong when in fact, it has nothing to do with you at all. It’s taken me a long time to understand it but sometimes there are just things you can’t fix and the longer you hold on to it, the longer it runs your life. And because I held onto the hurt for so long, I closed off my heart completely (in fact, this is something that the Shaman mentioned). I think I mentioned this before but over the past year, I took a break from other people. I had been hurt so badly that I just didn’t want to feel that again. I became numb and I kept other people at a distance. But now that I’ve had time to heal myself and let go of my past, I’m finally ready to let other people back into my heart again. However, this time I know better and I definitely won’t be making the same mistakes in the future.
Do More Things that Bring Me Joy
I have been a workaholic for way too long and looking back, I do feel like I missed out on a lot of things. Out of high school, working three more jobs was out of necessity and survival but along the way, I got used to working a million hours every week. It made me feel like I was being productive but to be honest, I feel like it actually had the opposite effect over time. Here’s the thing – I LOVE my job. I LOVE the business I have built. I look forward to getting up every day and since I do something that I’m so passionate about, I can work for hours on end without feeling like I’m doing any sort of work at all. Everyday is different and that’s what I love. But at the same time, working for myself can cause me to work too much and that’s not good either. There has to be some sort of balance because otherwise, I find myself getting burnt out which ends up being counterproductive. As much as I love working, I’ve realized that I NEED to have downtime. At first it was hard because I would constantly think about the things that I need to get done on my to do list. Taking time away would stress me out! But then I realized that like in my personal like, I needed to set boundaries in my professional life too which meant… scheduled work hours. This has worked out really well for me since I get overwhelmed easily and it’s helped me to focus on other things that I enjoy doing. I’ve realized that I miss doing certain things and I want to do more of them without feeling guilty. So this season and moving forward, I want to incorporate more of the things that bring me joy into my schedule – self-care, playing music, singing, reading, drawing, walking around the neighborhood, watching an old movie, sitting around doing NOTHING, etc.
SPRING 2021 BUCKET LIST
- Meditate everyday
- Write in my gratitude journal everyday
- Decorate our patio / outdoor space
- Plant more flowers
- Finish up indoor decor projects (hanging pictures/mirror, painting wardrobe, etc)
- Go for a bike ride
- Workout consistently
- Do more self-care
- Go on a road trip
- Plan a trip
- Read a good book
- Watch classic movies that I haven’t seen
- Try a new lemonade or tea recipe
- Schedule time with friends (even if it’s over zoom)
- Work on new projects
- Go on a picnic
What’s on your spring 2021 bucket list?