Peace out, 2019.

This year has been the hardest and most transformative year of my life.

I quit my job.

I worked part time.

I transformed my store.

I started this blog.

I began believing in myself and that I am good and worthwhile.

I lost some family members this year. Nothing in life is guaranteed, which is why you need to be nice to yourself and make choices towards happiness. Do the thing you’ve always wanted to do, or start taking steps toward that thing.

I finally started making good decisions for myself.

I kept happiness as the baseline and not the exception.

I also started taking small steps to where I ultimately want to be.

I started being nice to myself. We’re all just doing the best we can, right? So be nice to yourself too, because you deserve it. Treat yourself like you would treat your best friend.

I did yoga consistently and practiced self-love. I personally really like Yoga with Adriene, which is free and on Youtube.

And finally, I learned about power. And I don’t mean like, physical power, or like Dragon Ball Z glowy power. I mean the power that you have. That I have. And how it’s important not to give it away.

I used to be very afraid of what people thought of me. What they thought of my Etsy store, what they thought of my blog, what they thought of my career. I realized that I was giving complete strangers (and sometimes family members) too much power over how I felt about myself. Any comment that wasn’t 120% supportive had me spiraling downward. But then I realized, I don’t have to give them that power over me. I can choose to be like, “no thanks, I’ll keep my good feelings.”

I am on my own journey, and everyone’s journey looks a little different. I am trying, failing, succeeding, and doing the best I can. So their negative vibes are irrelevant.

And those are my thoughts for 2019. Peace.

-Deidre

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