With one more month left in this year, I feel a sense that I have so much to do and with so little time. But when I sit back, it feels good to know that things are slowly coming together. Progress on decorating my new place is coming along and it feels so good.
Someone told me this quote at the beginning of the year, but it hasn't sunk in until I heard it again a few weeks ago.
"Only worry about the things that you can change."
So many times, I think about my past and I play things over in my head time, wishing that things could be different. I think, "If only I could change my past, now that I am smarter and wiser, I could do things so much differently." But I have learned that dwelling on the past will only cause more stress and depression. When I focus on things that I CAN change, it allows me to be more motivated because I know that I can improve and be better for the future.
My goal for 2017 is financial freedom. Yes, I am fairly good with my money, but I have student loans and I shop too frequently. Those are just a few things that have brought my attention to make a change in this area. Freedom in all areas of life will be a goal throughout the coming year. Freedom spiritually, emotionally, physically and so on. I am happy where my life is going. I know that I will look back at this time and feel happiness rather than regret. We can always make a change. I hope that you will be able to look on your own life and see hope that is the future.