I've been a fan of Charm and Gumption for probably over a year now and have loved keeping up with the shop to see how much it continues to grow! All of Holly's designs and creative gifts are on-point with my mindset and I think I have about half of her prints on my desk. I saw this post on Instagram over the weekend and actually stopped what I was doing and stood still because this exactly how I feel right now and what I have been telling myself I need to work on.
I've always been a goal oriented person. I have big goals & small goals. Long term goals & short term goals. This is great way to be and I absolutely love being motivated my goals. But because I always have something I am working towards, I never feel fulfilled and capable of being truly happy in the present moment. For years, I've told myself I will be happy when I get an apartment on my own, when I get a new job, when I start saving money, when I lose the twenty five pounds I've put on over the past year and a half, when I start running half marathons again, when I get my pace back down to eight minute miles, when I move to a new city, when I start my college program, when I am in a relationship, when personal family drama comes to a conclusion, when I take a trip I've always wanted to, when I stop picking my nails, when I take the time to learn a new language, when I can afford to buy those shoes I've always wanted, and the list goes on.
Even when I've accomplished some of these goals, I do not allow myself to be truly happy because there is still so much that I am working to achieve. I've realized this recently (with some professional help) that I have an obsession with lists and goals and accomplishing them so much that I all too often forget to be happy with where I am. I don't celebrate my small (and large) successes and triumphs along the way, because I am to focused on the "I will be happy when..."
I know for 2015 I am focusing on self discipline but I also need to focus on being happy with what I have, while working for what I want.
Thanks Charm and Gumption for the sweet, needed reminder.