This was a sad week in my world… I found out that my dad has to get a triple bypass surgery in a few weeks and he has been dealing with stage 4 kidney failure which has made it necessary for him to spend 3 days a week in dialysis.
Exactly a week ago, I found out through social media that my cousin and his 5 year old daughter were in a car crash. Poor Izabella died and yesterday was her memorial / funeral. Another passenger also died and my cousin and the 4th passenger are both fighting for their lives in the hospital.
It is crazy to read an article like that on the news, but to find out that it is your own family is very traumatizing. I am so sad that poor Izzy passed at such a young age. There is more family drama and I am thankful that I am at a distance from it all. It is a tragedy when families cannot set their differences aside and come together. I really think it is a waste of time, energy, and sad that those stressful memories could have been good memories. I know that family dynamics can be complicated I just hate that so much time is being wasted like this. I feel like it is a distraction from the things that really matter in life.
I felt very emotionally wrapped up in these 2 scenarios all week. It is emotionally draining to know that the people you love are suffering.
On another note, I feel good about my workout habits and I hit my protein goal a bunch of times this week!
“Learn how to learn.”
- Get your beauty sleep.
- Follow a morning ritual and a nightly routine.
- Complete homework early.
- Commit and follow through promptly.
- Create a healthy routine.
- Eat Clean.
- Plan ahead and prepare (keep a food journal and write a daily schedule).
- Exercise daily.
- Do what you Must.
My focus for January was discipline and I don’t think I did a spectacular job with these goals, but I did well enough. This was a big month! I moved to another state, started a new life, and started a new quarter of school. I am glad that I can carry these goals on to the next month!
Here are some of my favorite memories from January!
“Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things.”
- Count your blessings.
- Learn about faith.
- Actively build your confidence.
- Build strength with weight lifting.
- Believe in Miracles.
- Believe in Yourself!
After all the sadness that has struck my family, I think these are good goals for this next month. I would like to improve my sleep schedule (although, I just finished the last sip of my iced coffee.) I am also going to continue with my consistent workouts and cleaning up my nutrition.
I have been feeling a strong urge to do creative things like art and music. I got myself some art supplies on Friday night because I want to make an art journal, but I am back to feeling terrified of the blank page. I am going to have to work on that.
As far as music, I would love to learn a new instrument like the harp or the cello, but until I get one of those; maybe I will start singing again. You will probably notice that a lot of my pics are of me, but I really don’t know anyone here yet. Luckily, my cats are coming to keep me company soon!
I am so happy that my skin is finally clearing up! It took a little while, but there were lots of big, bold, and beautiful changes taking place in my life!
How was the month of January for you and what are you looking forward to the most in February? Comment below to share!