Long time no see, for sure. Funny for me to come back after the beginning of a New Year. I’m not usually a resolution person, as I think that each and every day is a new opportunity to become the best version of ourselves—but this timing happens to be rung in with the New Year quite by accident.
I have taken a long hiatus, but there have been so many extenuating circumstances as to why I haven’t been adding to the blog. Ultimately, it would mainly be excuses and life situations getting in the way, but there is simply nothing that I can do about it now.
Since starting this blog, I have gotten out of a long-term relationship, have been homeless, lived like a gypsy, had to live without my cat for almost a few months (a wonderful co-worker at the time was watching him. Thank you so much again <3) due to that, moved to Colorado, had terrible roommate issues until they found another place, moved to CO without a job (only a secure place to live) so had to search for that and was very poor in the meantime surviving off of Ramen and Pizza Rolls, worked gigs to pay my bills/get food, amongst so much more that I don’t care to go into detail about at this time.
My strength has been tested, my patience had been rung out to its core, my mind was going crazy and there was so much change… yet somehow everything seemed to stay the same. I have gotten the opportunity to learn so much about both life, and myself, and grow as a person in a short 5-6 month period of time. So many new experiences and real-life situations have made me a completely different person than I was when I started this blog.
The reason I mention this to you is because with this change and shift of energy, I have decided to really respect and believe in myself and go for my goals and dreams. I do not want to look back at my life and wonder “What-if?” and regret the action of inaction in terms of what I did with my life be all I remember. This blog means so much to me, as I simply just want to get the word out about how living more sustainably can be comfortably done while living a full life. Sometimes when I look up others’ blogs and posts about sustainability it usually goes hand-in-hand with minimalism and stricter budgeting since there is a focus on not getting random items that one does not truly need. Sometimes it feels as if there is too much of a focus on the minimalism. Life is a beautiful thing, and it should be lived to its fullest extent.
With this being said: I am ready. I am recharged. I have let go of so much negative energy and have changed and re-arranged myself mentally after allowing true positivity and happiness into my life. To Accountability, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, and seeing how much I can Learn. There are so many possibilities and ideas for this blog so I’m very excited to not only introduce you to a more authentic me, but to see what comes of the blog this year. I have also made a conscious decision to make more decisions for myself and future, while not letting others influence my decisions as much.
To making better choices for me and my future… 2019 is truly going to be a defining year in my life, that much I know. How big that definition is, is completely up to me. Welcome to SustainabiliMe, where “it all starts with Me (yes, you)!”