Yesterday was my 23rd birthday! This birthday, I had mixed emotions. 22 was such an amazing year, that I was so sad to see it come to an end. But, I think I really have learned how to make my whole life amazing, so I was excited for a new even better year to come!
Right before I turned 22 I had graduated from college. After going home to my moms house for a couple of weeks, I knew I wanted out, but I honestly had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that the second I move out, was the second I truly started my life. So what did I want? An amazing life. But I knew I was a true adult now, and my friends and family were not the ones who were gonna give me that. I had to give it to myself. I decided to focus on the things I wanted!
First, I moved to Miami. I have always wanted to live somewhere without cold New England winters, so Miami is a dream to me. I moved without a job, or anywhere to live but trusted in the universe to give it to me. Right around my 22nd birthday, I got a gorgeous apartment on the ocean and an amazing job.
Now that the basics were all set I wanted to set my amazing life in notion! So I started dedicating AT LEAST 5 minutes a day to my dreams!! For the past year, I started every morning with a list of 10 things I’m grateful for, and reading over my top 10 desires list. Some weeks I have time to visualize, meditate, and repeat affirmations. But adjusting from free-time galore in college, to 45 hours of work a week, plus grocery shopping, working out, trying to socialize, and cooking took a lot of my time. So I had a quick chance everyday to be grateful and focus on my dream of adventure.
I went from nowhere to live, with no job, to traveling all over the world! I wanted to share this simple post just to show that the smallest amount of gratitude and glancing at your goals can line it all up perfectly in your life! Here are some of the amazing trips I got to take THIS YEAR ALONE!
Moving to Miami!
Trip to Asheville, NC and New Belgium Brewery
Zip-lining in Puerto Rico!
Trip to Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, and Alicante Spain!
Seeing T-Pain in South Carolina
Somona Wine Country in California
Visiting Boston, Massachusetts!
A Final Trip to San Antonio, Texas!
Traveling the world is my ABSOLUTE favorite thing, and I have traveled more THIS YEAR than in the PAST 10! All through minimal focus and gratitude, because that’s how powerful the universe is when you learn how to work with it!
Aside from just traveling, I have also manifested this year:
- Dates with amazing guys, even professional athletes
- 98% Positive relationships – ghosts from past and rude co-workers magically gone!
- Free car fix – AC and the outside
- An amazing roommate
- Friends with boats (I always thought this would be fun)
- Tons of friends and social life (I knew 1 person I hadn’t seen in 5 years in Miami!)
- Free books
- Starting a life-long hobby of gymnatics
- Amazing weight-loss
- New career path
- ….and many more things I’ll be sharing on this blog 🙂