Here’s to 31

Yesterday was my 31st birthday. I am officially “in my 30’s” now! Scary!

But not really. It certainly doesn’t feel all that different.

We had a really nice dinner out at Stony River steak house, which is in Chesterfield. If you want a good steak dinner, that’s one place to go! I got a new laptop and an iPad, beautiful earrings and flowers, and then some monies for my birthday. So pretty successful I’d say.

Since I pretty much suck at the whole New Year’s resolutions thing, I decided I would pick three goals I want to focus on in my 31st year of life.

#1-Finding out my passions in life.

There are tons of things that I love to do. TONS. But what am I really, truly passionate about in life? I think they top ones would be being creative, cooking, photography, animals, the outdoors, and being active. Even though I look like a couch potato! So, I’m hoping and planning to explore all these things more in-depth and really start living through them more.

#2-Making myself a priority.

This is something that I’ve started to do a little bit already this year. But I will be honest, I don’t always take very good care of myself and tend to let people get away with saying and doing things they shouldn’t. I don’t really take the time to make time for myself everyday and I should. So that’s going to be a bigger focus this year as well.

#3-Getting the debt situation under control once and for all.

I made a few big steps towards this yesterday, and I can finally feel a little of the weight being lifted off my shoulders. With building the new house coming up, I want to try to reduce any other stressors in my life and taking control of my finances is a big, big part of that. Plus I have my Italy trip coming up next year, so I want to be able to enjoy that without worrying about my bank account and over-spending!

So those are my three goals/focuses for the next year. I’m planning on using this blog to really help me with each of these things, so be prepared for more posts (plus I count this blog as one of my creative spaces, so it is going to be getting a little more attention!).

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