Life lately: striving towards balance

How is it February already? Just the other day, we were still in the holiday mood, post-Christmas and New Year’s… and here we are, in the second month of 2018.

I’ve made some rather big adjustments in 2018, to work towards being the best and balanced me I can be. It’s a work in progress, and some days literally just suck, but I’m keeping my head up and trying to not lose focus on the end goal.

Yesterday, I unlocked a personal achievement. I’ve been training with a personal trainer for just over a year now (only once a week, wish I could do more), and I managed to bench-press 25kg for 20 reps. By myself.

This coming from the gal who always insists she was built for comfort, not for speed. Last year this time, I wasn’t even able to do a push-up. Nevermind bench anything. So, I’m proud. Of me, and how far I have come.

So many things have changed in the last year. All for the better.

Things haven’t always been smooth going, but hell, I’m a happier version of me for it. I’m exercising, which is something I have never done before, I value my hubby more than ever (I won the husband jackpot, folks) – he’s my pillar of strength and support. I wouldn’t trade my lovely Scottie-bears for anything in this world, I have my circle of people who are amazing, and I work with a team of highly supportive and motivational people.

All reasons I want to be a better me and continue to be a better version of me.

On 1 February, it was my anniversary at my new job. And, you know what, I couldn’t be happier. I’m glad I take the plunge and that they took a chance on me.

2018 will also be a year of purging. Toxic people and relationships have no space in my life. Learned this the hard way, and it stung.

Self-care, how hard it may ever be, will be a priority and hopefully, I can keep at it. No new year’s resolutions from me though. This article popped up on my timeline the other day, and it hit home, hard. I think it hits home for most people in the modern day.

Note: I’m still failing at meditation. I still struggle to shut down. But the good thing is, I’m working on it. The snark is strong with this one, and will forever be. Some things never change. 

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