On Feeling Antsy and Craving A Lifestyle Change
I feel like a lot has changed in my life lately. With that, I feel like I need to change more. I’ve been in a consistent routine for a little over a year now, and I feel as though I need to push myself to change things up. I like to do this every now and then when things begin to feel stagnant, as well as seeing myself as having lots of room to grow. Which I feel like I do at this current moment. I’ve said before that I’m weary of comfort zones, and I’m not particularly fond of immersing myself within them. Hence, I’m so ready to combat it, both now and over the course of 2018. This post is a list of changes I yearn and hope to put in place over the next while.
A Change In Living Arrangements
Don’t get me wrong, I adore my room as well as living at home, even at the age of 24. I love getting to see my family every day, even if it’s only for short periods of time because of my long working days. I also love seeing my little kitty baby too! Even if he tends to disappear at night time and scare me half to death. My boyfriend calls me a helicopter parent for a reason, clearly… Anyyyyway. I love the solitude of home life, and general home comforts every day. It’s just what I need after a long day. Despite my love for this, I crave my own space, something that I can create and decorate for myself. I rented my own little apartment once and I really loved having an independent space to call my own. If money were no object, I’d be buying property, but that just isn’t feasible at the moment. After my last renting situation, I said I wouldn’t rent again, because it’s just dead money. But at the same time, I’m craving an independent lifestyle, so I feel really torn about it. I’m also not even slightly ready to move away from Bear, so this is something I’ve put on the back-burner for the time-being.
Learning To Drive For Real
I mentioned this before in my posts about what I’ve achieved and what I aim to do for the remainder of 2017. I’ve already passed my theory test, and I’ve been practice driving several times, which was very overwhelming and slightly terrifying. BUT, I managed it, and I don’t think I’ve done a bad job thus far. Kinda. Let’s be real though, remembering to clutch as a beginner is a total bitch. Moving on from that, now I need to actively book lessons and then my test. I want to be a confident, fully licensed driver, as well as a car owner too, before 2018 is over. It’s a change that’s completely necessary and has been a long time coming, and I’m making it my mission to fully complete this goal in 2018. Plus, then I can stop fawning over Fiat 500s and maybe actually drive one? I think I’m too tall for one personally, but who knows?
Improving At Adjusting To Change
In the past, I tended to fear change. In some ways, I still do. When it comes around, anticipated or not, I tend to see the sad/negative/scary sides to it, rather than those than can potentially improve my life. I’ve seen my fair share of crappy change within the last year, and while it intimidated/hurt at the time, it’s done nothing but benefit me. Going forward, I want to see the positive facets to change, how change can help me to surge forward professionally, personally, whatever. Change is completely inevitable in every given situation, and we have to embrace it with open arms rather than running away from it. I don’t want to be scared of tomorrow, or shy away from doing things that could ultimately benefit and improve my entire life. I need to take on the “Feel the fear and do it anyway” mindset, for every possible scenario. Putting it into practice could be another story entirely, but I’m hoping with self-belief and determination that all will come together the right way. Only one way to find out, right?
What changes do you hope to make for the year ahead, if any?