Wake up. Get dressed. Go to work. Drive home. Quick dinner. Sleep. Repeat.
This is a sad reality for far too many people. Working to be able to make ends meet, but spending most of our time stressed out, working long hours, and not getting to enjoy the world or our friends and family.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I love where I work. I get to go in each day knowing I am making a difference. But still, it always feels as if something is missing. As if I am contained within the walls of 9-5 and PTO accrual. There’s an entire world out there. Heck, there’s an entire CITY out there that I’ve lived in my entire life yet I have yet to experience. So many things to write about, share with the world, and just enjoy. But time is precious and so much is spent either at work or getting ready for the next day.
I’ve never been one to sit idle. Not in the way of Netflix, I can sloth around all day long in pjs eating ice cream. But rather in what I do. I want to experience all this world has to offer. I want to grow my business, write, share my thoughts with the world, and help people. I want to volunteer, give back, and make the most of all of my time. This life is one great adventure, and for 2018, and every year I get after, I plan on treating it as such.
It has taken me a few weeks, but my goals for this year are to work really hard on my writing, my blog, my social media, my Etsy, learning HTML, freelancing, and all of the things I am so passionate about and want to spend the rest of my life doing.
I don’t want to spend the rest of my life burnt out on what I do. I want to look back when I’m old and wrinkly and be proud of what I’m leaving behind.