2021 is Coming To a Close- Life Update
It’s officially two months away from 2022 and I don’t feel like writing about my usual topics. Instead, I’m quite reflective. I want to let you guys in on how I’m feeling and how I plan to navigate the last two months of the year.
This year has been one of my most successful years in a long time. My prayers were answered in ways I had not anticipated and I’m grateful. I’ll discuss more details on this in my 2020 year in review so subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already so you won’t miss that.
Let’s officially start the life update
This last month has been a hard month for me in the writing department. I’m in a funk. I can’t say that I don’t understand why. I’m stretched thin across all the projects I’m undertaking. Between my 9-5 (and the new projects I’ve wildly decided to take on), my assistant PR role on my high school alumni executive and my project management studies, I’m surprised I have any time for myself at all. There are still plenty of things I’m leaving off the list but you get the gist. I’m booked and busy and not exactly loving it. I feel like I’m in a scene of the movie Something’s Gotta Give; chaotic but we move. I know inevitably I’ll need to shed some of these responsibilities and between me and you, I CANNOT WAIT. I love a lot all the projects I’m working on right now but I don’t enjoy working on them all at once. I’m exhausted and ready for my maternity leave without the actual pregnancy/maternity.
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So that’s how I’m feeling right now. The burnout is real and it’s not to be messed with.
I did the big chop
I recently chopped my hair off for the millionth time because my hair was damaged from the last silk press I had in December. Wash days were stressing me out and I was over the two textures of hair fighting me during detangling. I planned to share the experience with you guys but I wasn’t sure how I could extend the information beyond two paragraphs so that idea died in the drafts. My hair is almost as short as it was for my very first big chop and though it’s shorter than I’d like, I’m happy that I did it. I feel like myself again and my head is so much lighter. I’m calling it my cathartic release.
Is anyone else like this? When your world feels like it’s out of your control do you try to regain control by doing some small thing that “restores your power”? That’s what happened to my hair. It was the one thing happening to me I could control. So instead of transitioning my hair for a complete year, I cut it in October, two months shy of my original target.
Hair aside, I’m excited for the new year. I’m excited for new beginnings to unfold. I’m excited to have new stories to tell and new ways to tell them. I have every intention to resume uploading to my youtube in 2022 and I hope you’ll join me over there as well. I’d really appreciate the support.
How I’ll be spending the rest of the year
To save myself from complete burnout I plan to incorporate more relaxation into my schedule. That sounds crazy, I know. Because where will I find the time and the truth is, I don’t know, I just know that I must. This means I’ll be relaxing in the form of travel, lounging, reading and playing oddly relaxing games on my phone. I just got into the Sims game, let me know if you play in the comments.
For the rest of the year, I plan to fall into flow. I’ve been pushing myself a lot this year and now it’s time to rest and reset. As hard as that will be with the responsibilities I’m tasked with, it has to be done.
How are you spending the last two months of the year?
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Thanks Nella! I’m really trying to hold myself to getting some rest even if it means doing nothing for an hour or two. I love your idea of creating new systems and habits for the new year. Us busy gals should have more ease in our lives.
I hope you honor your committment to resting because I know it’s often hard for us to do what we need to relax when we have a lot on our plates. I know exactly what you mean by doing something to regain control. For me it usually involves a random cleaning purge to shed things I feel are weighing me down. Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of my own big chop. Haven’t done it yet but we’ll see what 2022 has to offer.
For me, the last 2 months I’m aiming to spend them creating systems and habits to make my life run smoother and easier. I learnt that I enjoy some level of organize chaos to thrive and function so that’s what I’m working towards.