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Before 2016 ended…

I felt compelled to reach out to some of the people I’ve wronged in any way, whether it was completely unintentional, a simple misunderstanding or just an act of immaturity on my part at that given time.

The idea of cleansing my conscience and bringing myself to a peace I’ve never experienced was scary, honestly. I remember telling my mom, grandma and best friend how eery it felt to feel so peaceful. They all said similar things; God is cleansing you for whatever it is He’s preparing you for next.

I wanted nothing more for myself than to go into 2017 with a clean slate emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I truly wanted to leave the negativity behind and I feel like that’s exactly what I did. What better way to hit the ground running than to do so with no extra baggage?

For the most part, I’ve been maintaining that peace.

I find myself a little stressed or overwhelmed from time to time, but nothing a quick to-do list or writing session can’t cure. With me moving out of my apartment, taking on a new role at my job and managing my other extra-curricular writing gigs and miscellaneous outings, I’m spread pretty thin.

I’m not complaining. I’d much rather be busy than chilling and watching life pass me by.

Finding the perfect balance in life seems almost impossible for me at times.

I’m just at a point in my life where I want to live happily and freely. That means traveling with friends, getting a little drunk every now and then, and watching my dreams become a reality. Stress-FREE! I know that isn’t too much to ask for.

Beyond the busyness, 2017 has been very good to me.

I really don’t have any complaints thus far. I’m claiming March (and the rest of this year) to be much more productive. I can admit I slacked off a lot this month, (as you can see with my not-so-weekly blog posts) but I refuse to spend another year playing catch up so I’m officially getting with the shit!

So far I’ve created my debt elimination plan for my crazy credit cards, started working towards living a healthier lifestyle, AND booked my trip to Mexico for the summer! It’s LIT!

How’s 2017 treating YOU so far? Also, let me know what helps you get things under control when you’re feeling overwhelmed or out of whack!