Back in February, I mentioned that this year, 2012, would be the year that I said “Farewell to Fear“. Saying a long goodbye to the fear inside of myself, that I can’t be the best that I can be. I have the right to have my cake and eat it too, and the only thing stopping me from accomplishing my dreams, is me.
In the past 6 months, I have made changes to my life for the better.
My life is still under construction, but I’m doin’ alright.
I am finally getting my act together financially. After having my head stuck in the proverbial sand, I am making headway on my consumer debt. It’s a tough road, but I am confident I will conquer this debt, and be rid of it once and for all.
I have completely overhauled my diet and how I approach food. I’m not here to sway anybody’s viewpoints or anything, but becoming a vegetarian was one of the best things I ever did. I enjoy cooking so much more now, and like finding new recipes and new foods to experiment with.
Truth be told, I am much more of a vegan girl than I had initially realized. I am making my way and am almost 100% vegan!
I’ve lost weight, my skin is so clear, and I feel amazingly lighter. All just from changing my food habits. And in turn, losing weight has made me feel much more confident about my body. And it shows, and that makes me happy.
I am much more confident with blogging and writing than I was 6 months ago. I am finding my own path and talking about what interests me, not what I think people want to hear. I like talking about money and finances, parenthood, and being healthy. I may throw in a few rock music references here and there, but that’s just me.
I’ve realized that writing is cathartic for me and makes me a stronger person inside. Just like exercise works my body, writing works and clears my mind and the sense of accomplishment it gives me, cannot be measured.
I am making plans for my future, and I am kind of excited about them! Can’t disclose quite yet, exactly what they are, but needless to say I am giddy at the prospect!
You only get one shot at life, and I am doing everything in my power to make it count.
Sure, I have bad days here and there. Doesn’t everyone? But my self-esteem is so much stronger than it was in February. Those self-inflictions and self-recriminations are being drowned out by the light. I can’t doubt myself cause I’m all I’ve got.
Life is mine for the taking, and I’m going after it.