Monday, April 2, 2018

These Last Few Months, An Update

Gold Clutter Update
To put it simply, these last few months have been quite hectic. I've had some stuff going on personally that has left me unmotivated to create content. I'm hoping to be getting over this phase, but I want to produce content I wholeheartedly adore. I chose to let myself take a break from blogging, and it was a much needed and well-deserved break that allowed for a multitude of personal reflections.

Traveling is truly the greatest // These past few months have consisted of visiting Salt Lake City, Columbus, Orlando, Washington DC, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and New York City. I left each of these remarkable trips with memories of times spent laughing, exploring, and enjoying my environment of friends and family. When I disembarked on my plane ride home after each adventure, I could imagine the vivid moments of true enjoyment I felt. These trips had different purposes, but they all left me with the spark to see and explore the world.

Spend time doing the things you are passionate about // I've been reminded lately to take advantage of the times spent with friends and family in the past year. This has really honed in on me in the last few months. I'm hoping to look back on my time spent in high school and remember the nights spent with my friends instead of the nights spent studying. While my adventures have prohibited from spending time with my friends, I'm looking forward to creating memories with my friends over the next while. My latest adventures have established some friendships that I hold near and dear now. I hope to spend the remainder of my high school years cherishing the memories I make with my friends and family.

Focus on the goodness of life // So much of the past few months have been full of the most thoughtful people and memories. At times, I've taken these memories and people for granted instead of focusing on nurturing them. I'm hoping to move forward focusing more on the goodness occurring in my life and less of the negative aspects.

Focus on yourself // I've realized that self-care is possibly the most important aspect of life. I've been emphasizing paying attention to how I feel and how the things around me are affecting me, and its been quite beneficial for me. I'm intending to continue to manifest the favorable aspects around me into my life.

Be willing to take risks // By nature, I'm not much of a risktaker, and I have no current plans of changing that, but I'd like to be more accepting of new challenges that come my way. This year has thrown me many curveballs that I was not anticipating allowing me to grow tremendously as a person. I want to use the knowledge from these events to grow into someone who is willing to take risks.

Disconnect when needed // I've been making a conscious effort to know when I need to step away from current things lately. This has allowed me to be more aware of my surroundings and focus on growing my friendships. I'm hoping this habit will continue as I become more and more aware of myself and my surroundings.

I want to sign off by saying that my blog has always been a creative outlet for me that I wholeheartedly adore. Moving forward, I want to make a more conscious effort to create content that inspires me as I have not felt that has been the case for the last few months. I hope to be back shortly with content that allows me to grow as a creator.