Hello Friends! It's been awhile.
The past month has been a frenzy of ramping up my business and fitting in as many trips as possible! I'm so grateful for all of the happy days that I have had recently, but even with those happy days, it's still easy to slip into a bad mood. It seems as though stress, sadness, and anger are just waiting for the perfect moment to pounce on my good day.
As my brother so wisely told me recently, I've spent a lot of time increasing the happy moments in my life, but very little time letting myself grieve over the life that I had planned. In my last post, I talked a bit about the changes that I have gone through this summer. I know that I'm heading in a good direction, but change is hard and I need to come to terms with my new reality. You can't work through issues by avoiding them!
With freedom and low living expenses, I have been able to spend over six weeks traveling in the past three months. These adventures have been an amazing distraction, but it's time to start actually putting my life back together. I moved back home in June. Here we are starting October and the entire contents of my former apartment are still taking over the dining room at my parent's house.
I've made small progress with the "stuff", such as combing through to make a garage sale pile. Even with the eight+ boxes of items I have set aside, I know there is still so much more that needs to go. My next move will be into an RV, so need to cut down the stuff A LOT more.
In addition to tidying up, I have so many other areas of life that need work — health, business, motivation, self-worth, life purpose, etc. Just thinking about all the self-improvement left to do is enough to make me want to take a break. This is how nothing gets done!
So... I decided to dedicate the whole month of October to finding my balance.
October Challenge: Positively Delighted LIfe
I've been wanting to do some sort of challenge to get myself motivated to make life changes and to blog more, especially after reading "The Happiness Project". Since committing to a year-long-project is a bit much for me to comprehend right now, I figured that I could start with a month.
My goal is that at the end of this month, I will feel more centered and confident in my new path. I want to have a handle on my life and set my sights on growth.
I will have a different topic for each week of October and will post daily tips/progress on the Instagram and Facebook page. At the end of each week, I will post a summary and announce the topic for the next week! Isn't this exciting?! I know I'm excited.
This week the topic will be...
Take Inventory of Your Life
Monday - Time
Tuesday - Emotions
Wednesday - Health
Thursday - Work
Friday - Finances
Saturday - Relationships
Sunday - Self-love
I can't wait to get started on this challenge!! If you would like to participate with me, use the hashtag #positivelybalancedlife on your post and tag @positivelydelighted.