It’s a new year. Things have been shifting for a while now, and I have been focusing on minimalism lately – not like, I only own one chair and 3 shirts, but making my life full of only things that are important to me. Because why not?

I also get tripped up by second-guessing myself. It’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time – trusting my instincts, trusting my feelings, trusting myself in general – that I can do this, that I mean well, that I am not wrong, that what I feel is right.

So for 2017 I want to work on these muscles – letting things go. Trusting myself.

I wrote the below back in October, but it seemed like good timing to post it now – I don’t have any new years resolutions this year, but this kind of sums up the general vibe I am going for in 2017 – I want to be brave, be myself, and live the life I want to live.

 

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What if

What if I stopped caring what I said or how it may have sounded last night?
What if I lose a friend, or make someone feel uncomfortable, by saying how I feel?
What if I didn’t care about being the “cool” girlfriend?
What if I didn’t care if I killed the mood at the bar when someone says something sexist?
What if I don’t answer that text, show up to that party, or have this conversation, because I don’t want to?
What if someone thinks I’m flaky?
What if someone hates how much I post on Facebook about politics?
What if I devoted all my time and energy only to the people and things that truly matter to me?
What if I stopped doing things I don’t enjoy?
What if I stopped giving myself such a hard time about things that aren’t a big deal?
What if people think I’m loud, too opinionated, annoying, or that I talk too much?
What if people don’t like me?
What if I stopped caring so much and lived my life everyday doing exactly what I want to do?

 

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What are your new years resolutions/vibes? I’ve heard some good ones from friends and want to hear from you! My favorite one that I have heard today: “It’s ok to try EASY sometimes.”

<3

 

 

 

4 Comments on What if

  1. Mary
    January 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm (11 months ago)

    LOVE this. Also I need to print off this list and carry it around?

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    • Stephanie
      January 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm (11 months ago)

      LOL yes – maybe a long and intense Etsy print for your shop? Or a wallet-sized laminated card? Or a tattoo in some commonly-seen place? Hahaha

      Reply
  2. Krissy
    January 3, 2017 at 7:29 pm (11 months ago)

    YES! This is awesome. I definitely have moments where I am more in touch with myself, and moments where I am worried about all of those things, and it is exhausting. This list is the best!

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    • Stephanie
      January 4, 2017 at 8:41 am (11 months ago)

      Aw thanks Krissy! Miss you already!! <3

      Reply

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