Tis the season of working out for hours, laying in bed all day, & having nothing on my schedule but lunchtime. It’s not gonna last forever. Hell, it’s not even going to last more than 3 more weeks.
There were days this semester where I never saw the sun because my textbook and flashcards blocked my view. And bless my overcommitting soul, I’ve taken on more this upcoming semester than ever before.
With my love of pushing the limits of what a human can accomplish in a day (and still get enough sleep to function), comes a level of stress one would classify as manageable… until you realize something is due today, you stay an hour too late at your internship, or you get hungry before the assigned dinner time. Then everything hits the fan and it’s basically like someone just told me Instagram is going to be deleted. Aka: Panic.
Enter the real topic of this blog:
There was an Instagram craze a couple years ago (& still) called 100 Happy Days, where users create a seperate account and post one picture a day of something that makes them smile.
This year I want to channel that energy into my everyday life. It can get pretty hard to appreciate the good when you’re so hyperfocused on the now (& the now might be dining hall chicken or a 60-paged culminating project). I’m going to keep a journal & write my “star of the day” as some would call it- the best part, my fav moment, the light in the dark. You get the point.
Did you notice I’m doing it minus the Instagram.The best part is that because it’s sans-social media, it’s really just for me. No followers or comments. & Just one like (hello, it’s me). New year, super old school.
Now, how many New Years Resolutions will be made this year? My guess is one million billion. Pretty accurate right? Well, to avoid being a statistic I’m starting on January 2nd. It’s not a New Years thing, it’s just a Jordan finding inner peace and happiness in each day thing. Huge difference.
Side note to all of you making New Years Resolutions- been there, done that. If you want to “go to the gym more,” then go to the gym more. You’re kickass and strong af, give it a couple months and you’ll own the joint. If you want to “read more,” Barnes and Noble’s is still in business (for now). I reccommend Amy Schumer’s book, tres magnifique. Whatever your NYR is, you don’t need 2017 to tell you to do that. Find your #power and #commit
& One final thought, Christmas is over, so can we take those lights down now? It’s extremely hard to drive when you’re constantly focusing on the color changing, blinding reindeer on the roof instead of the car in front of you. It’s called distracted driving. Look it up, Santa.
Stuck in my head: Fire and the Flood // Vance Joy
Snap it: Home, Sweet Home