I won’t pretend that I’m the only one who has had to deal with heart-break before, from what I can tell from friends and… well… movies, it’s a pretty common occurrence. (But so is love, so don’t be discouraged!) We all have to go through hard times, whether it’s a break up, getting laid off from your job, or other set backs that life brings our way sometimes. It happens. It’s tough. But for the past few years I’ve been trying to take these hard moments and let them shape me into a better, stronger person.
And you can too. I mean, if I can do it, you definitely can!
One of the most important things to remember during a tough season in your life is to spend your time making and completing goals, rather than feeling sorry for yourself or dwelling on things you can’t change.
-Started baking a loaf of bread every week. I’ve always wanted to get better at bread baking ever since I read this book. So I’m doing it. I’m going to try to do it for a whole year (52 loaves by Nov 2012). I just want to get better, and get to place where I can easily make a loaf without a recipe. It’s been fun (and delicious) so far. I will probably share a few of them with you in the coming months as I get better at it.
-I stopped biting my nails. I’ve been trying to do this for years. I’m now 30 days in without slipping up yet. And I am OBSESSED with painting my nails now. Girlie, I know.
-Work related goals. I have a bunch of these, and a lot of them are still in progress but I will be sharing a few in the future. One that’s well under way is the Red Velvet Workshop series. You can see episode one and two already!
-I’ve gotten really into decorating my home. I’m starting with my room and bathroom. I’m not a home decor whiz like my friend Rachel, but I’m into it and will be sharing more projects and (maybe) a home tour sometime in the next year. We’ll see.
Anyway, if you’ve gone through something tough recently please know that you are not alone, and that you should do your best to make this time an opportunity for growth! Good luck, and if you want to share a goal you’ve been working on lately feel free to leave me a comment. (Note: if your goal is awesome, I may try to steal it for myself. You have been warned.)
P.S. In case you know me (or my ex) personally please know that we are still friends. He’s a good man, things just didn’t work out.
P.P.S. I shared a recipe for Gingerbread cupcakes over at the Rock Star Diaries today, so you should check that out. Even if you don’t like gingerbread. It’s one of my favorite blogs. Like ever.
Also today I was featured on the ModCloth blog, it involves pugs…. just saying.