2019 has been good to me this year. Mostly because I have chosen to focus on happiness rather than negativity and that’s made all the difference. I credit my boyfriend for giving me the confidence to realize that I’ve had the potential in me for everything I could have dreamed of. I just needed to begin.
So, without further ado, here are some accomplishments that I’ve accomplished this year so far.
1. Rock Climbing and Ice Skating.
Around New Year’s, Adam and I went rock climbing and ice skating. I’ve done both of these once before, but it’s been over ten years since I’ve last done them. So when Adam asked if I wanted to go climb that mountain, I said yes. I was slow going but I was proud of myself for being able to navigate around the rock wall and ice rink for a short amount of time. And not to mention, they were the best dates to go on. ^_^
2. Traveling Solo.
I went out to visit Adam when he had some time off. I’ve been on planes before, but it’s always been with someone else. I felt proud of myself for navigating the airport alone and finding my gates by myself with minimal help. The way back home was frustrating due to weather, but thankfully Adam and his mom were able to find a new way home for me and I felt less anxious that they were on the phone with me to keep me calm.
3. Growing a garden.
Right now I’m growing a veggie garden from just seeds. Adam sent me some basil and tomato seeds and I started growing them at the beginning of April. They are just now starting to sprout after some tender loving care. A week ago, I bought some carrots and peas and planted them in little pots. I’m proud of myself for being able to grow them by myself because usually I buy the plants when they’ve already started growing and just need sun and water. Being able to start from the beginning and watching them grow over the last couple of weeks is satisfying to me.
4. Writing Poetry.
I’ve been writing more poetry this year and I’m proud of myself for sticking to it. I need to write more, but at least I’m writing more than what I used to. It’s calming.
5. Playing Music.
I’m still playing mandolin and even though I’m still going slow, I’m faster than I was back in October. I feel accomplished for even knowing what frets are and different chords and tabs mean. I’ll eventually get faster at it.
In June I’ll be going on vacation with Adam. I’m excited for what the rest of the year has to offer my boyfriend and I. It’ll be a wonderful year.