I turn 23 today! That’s weird to think about. I am very much an adult right now, and I am embarking on my first year ever since I was a literal toddler where I won’t be enrolled in a formal education setting. Woah. It’s no lie that a lot has happened to me while I was 22. I learned a lot in that time, and I am eager to apply those lessons during my time as a 23 year old.

I’ve written a lot about everything that I’ve learned while being 22. Instead of continuing to fixate on that, I want to focus on all of the things that I want to improve in this upcoming year of my life. Here’s a list of 5 things that I work on myself with almost no explanation.

  1. Become fearless.

  2. Have more of a work-life balance. (I love my job and can be 100% dedicated, but I need to be social outside of work so I can be the best version of me at work.)

  3. Become more confident in who I am. (I am capable of doing so much more than I give myself credit for.)

  4. Spend more time on my creative side projects.

  5. Take time, smell the roses, and live in the moment more.

I still have a lot to learn as a person, but over the course of this past year I’ve learned how capable I am of achieving so much more than I’d ever give myself credit for. Heck, put me in a situation that I’ve never handled before and I will figure it out on the fly. I mean I literally did it 2 days prior to posting this when it came to something with my car. Frankly, if I even don’t know exactly how to handle something, I have resources and people to help me figure it out.

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