All posts tagged: lifestyle blogger

My 2020 Stop Doing List

I want to take a different approach to the way I engage with the upcoming new year. In previous years I did the usual thing; I set new goals, added new items to my “do these things to be successful” list and set an ideal weight to strive towards. Although it’s been semi successful, I’m kind of over it. I’m over the updated list of new things to track and maybe accomplish that simply leave me feeling overwhelmed and disappointed if it doesn’t work out. My new approach? A list of things I want to stop doing in 2020. As far as my life goes, I’m doing pretty okay. My overall goals are well on their way to being accomplished and to be honest, I don’t need any new ones right now. What I do need to start doing, is making time and saving energy for the things in my life that matter and bring me joy. In order to do that I need to stop doing things that simply fill up time and take …

So. I’ve Started Reading Again…

Finally. Do you know how long it has been since I’ve read a book for fun? A long time. I’ve been reading, but not for enjoyment. I’ve been reading to learn. I’ve been reading books that help me be better at my job. Books that help me to be a better boss. Books that help me to be a better leader. I’ve been reading books that break down different sections of the bible and help me to gain deeper understanding of things. I’ve been reading books that relate to sociology and understanding the way things function around me. But I call that less reading and more so research. I was pretty sure college ruined pleasure reading for me. But I’m happy to say that last week I picked up a book that I started reading a few years ago that a friend let me borrow, then keep and I finally sat down again and started reading it from the beginning. So far it’s lovely. I connect with the character because not only does she seem …