Next week I am celebrating my 34th birthday, woohoo! I, like my sister Nicole and not so much Michelle, love my birthday. It’s the best excuse in the world to give yourself a spa day, drink some delicious wine and celebrate yourself. Why not? We all deserve some love, why not make an entire day of it…or in some cases, an entire weekend. Birthdays are an opportunity to start fresh, accomplish some goals, and maybe do things differently in your new year than you did the previous one. Just like our blog name indicates, we are all projects and works in progress – doing our best to be our best versions of ourselves. This year I have some tweaking to do. Maybe some twerking too. Just joking! Oh, hey Miley Cyrus! Regardless, there are definitely some things I want to do, not do and a few things that need some minor adjusting. Here’s to a new year and many adventures to come!
Step out of my comfort zone, A LOT. After doing the Tough Mudder I think I got a little addicted to the thrill of stepping outside of my comfort zone and testing my limits. I will definitely be doing another TM, but I am looking to up the ante here. Think sky diving, sprint triathlon, cooking something insanely difficult, taking a creative writing workshop or improv classes. You get the idea!
Study what I teach. I am dying to learn more about yoga. I teach it six days a week, multiple times a day so it’s sometimes easy to feel repetitive and on auto pilot. I am at that point in my career where I need to take the time and the money to hone my craft so I can be the best teacher I can be for my students.
Create a legit bucket list and check cool ass shit off of it! Our Thai friend, Cherry, is staying with us and she often says she wants to do something that is on her bucket list. One of them is trying as many Ben and Jerry’s flavors as she possibly can. Or last night, watching the water and music show at Buckingham Fountain. She gets shit done and I love it. She has totally inspired me to get creative with things I want to experience while on this planet and check them off my list too!
Mani and pedi on the regular. Here’s the deal, even with the worst hangover ever, if your nails are painted and your cuticles are on fleek, it helps take the edge off of having a really shitty day. Point being, a manicured set of digits is like the world’s easiest way to not look like a Garbage Pail kid, plain and simple.
Consider veganism. I stopped eating most meats a couple years ago. I cheat here and there because the truth is, I like meat – yet things came up and I organically turned away from it. I have been very curious about a vegan lifestyle for a while now and may consider following a vegan diet. Even if it’s just for two weeks at a time. I’ll keep you posted.
Take mini trips. If you haven’t noticed, traveling is my jam. For years we have taken bigger trips for a week to ten days or more at a time, but this year I’m looking to switch things up. Visiting our national parks, cities across the country and random spots that no one has heard of has mine and The Mister Project’s names written all over them! Always welcoming trip ideas, keep em coming!
Not give a flying fuck about what people think. This may be the only time I say these next few words in the near future, because I truly hate the term, but I am too old to give a flying f what people think of me or say about me. Like the saying goes, what people think or say about you is none of your business. Plus, it’s not worth a single second of my time or energy. I’m going to continue being me and living my life to its fullest capacity.
Meditate my boobies right off! I LOVE meditation and I think every single one of you would benefit from practicing it, but that’s up to you. For me, I need/want to turn my meditation game up big time. When I meditate my head is clearer, I am more creative and I am way less anxious. This is a very big change I will be making in my 34th year.
Invest in my pretty little face. Last year I shared some celeb beauty secret with you all and one of my favorites came by way of Christy Brinkly. She offered a pretty basic tip, if you see something that needs a little tweaking take care of it as you see it. In other words, don’t wait until you’re 60 to start maintaining what you’ve got. I will be allocating money and time to get facials and use good products for my face. And not just good, but the stuff I need to keep my skin looking healthy and vibrant.
Be kinder to myself. I need to make an effort to stress less, accept me for me and love the skin I’m in and everything that makes me who I am. Life is way too short to worry and not love the life you’ve been given.
Take up some new hobbies. Last week I bought water color paint, brushes and a book to paint in. Truth is, I suck at art, but I am eager to see if I can create something beautiful with water color because it is one of my favorite mediums out there. Between that and reading as much as possible, I have room for a few more things to add to my list of hobbies.
Not honk so much. It’s as simple as that.
Be one with uncertainties. Best advice I ever got from a therapist, besides that one tip to hop on the meditation train, was to become okay with the uncertainties in life. Holy shit – I felt like a new woman after I heard this one. Granted it’s sometimes easier said than done, but when you work on this epic tip, you see a shift in your mindset. PS: that is some very expensive advice I just shared with you…take it and run with it people! Go, go, go!
There you have it TSPeeps! Enjoy your week and go be your bad ass selves! XO
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