A life lesson I learned in 2022 is that “the hustle” is overrated while inner-peace is underrated. And I’ve been caught up in “the hustle”. What’s important to me now is the quality of my life and the quantity of my joy. Yes, financial success is a definite priority for me so that I can afford the lifestyle and experiences I want. But I’ve realized that, if I’m so engaged in the pursuit of money that I don’t have time to experience my life, what’s the point?
While 2022 was dedicated to replenishing myself physically, mentally and artistically, I want (& need) for 2023 to be about filling my emotional cup; creating a life that feels fulfilling based upon my own personal metrics. For the first time in my life I’m trying to envision how, where and with whom I want to age which feels rather surreal. And as boldly as I trusted the possibility of my dreams at age twenty-three, I have to trust them 30yrs later too.
What I want, need and expect from my life and relationships is different 30 years later, though. I want a bigger living space, more nature, and a slower pace. I need more time for a social life, nurturing my hobbies, and experiencing travel that’s not work-related. And for cultivating relationships with the depth and emotional intimacy I crave and expect at my age. But something I do want to bring back from my 20s is my work/life balance. The challenge is that my lifestyle needs are far greater and the cost of living in NYC is significantly higher. So that means I have to work smarter and more strategically so I don’t miss out on love, friendships, joy, play, adventure, creativity, fulfillment and inner-peace.
7 Days of Soaked in Thought
S.I.T is an invitation to SIT with yourself – for a few minutes per day – to think your thoughts, feel your feels & express your emotions with a JOURNALING RITUAL. These 7 days are dedicated to end of the year reflection and how you’d like to step into the New Year. I’ll be posting daily journaling prompts as a source of inspiration for becoming #soakedinthought