The Year of Self-Improvement and Self-Investment

Photo courtesy of Mateus Lunardi Dutra
Photo courtesy of Mateus Lunardi Dutra

A few months into 2014, I decided to dub the year the Year of Unabashed Nerdy-ness and endeavored to fully embrace my inner geek in a more noticeable way. And despite my extensive lapse in blogging, I had an extremely successful year in general nerdery. I bought and wore a lot of geek-inspired clothes and jewelry that I wear regularly, and I made connections with fellow nerds because of my Pokemon earrings and goofy shirts.

My gorgeous typewriter bag continues to be a source of happiness and pride, and the most-complimented item I have owned in my life. It’s more stylish than I am. But I digress.

Despite it being a little later in the year, I’ve decided to dub 2015 the Year of Self-Investment and Self-Improvement. My goals for this year involve learning new skills, making myself more marketable, figuring out my personal sense of style, and editing down my possessions.

Other goals include living a healthier life, investing more time in physical activity, and possibly becoming Wonder Woman. (Plus, I really want a Lasso of Truth.)

The first challenge I attempted this year has already had quite a positive impact. I’m happy to say my Early Bird Challenge has been quite a success, and that my body has already adjusted to waking up at 6am. Although, my brain is still catching up.

Honestly, I’m really enjoying taking the time to make coffee at home, as well as scrambling up some eggs for breakfast each morning instead of fasting until lunch or snagging some kind of high-calorie crap from a fast food store on my way into work.

In fact, I’m even considering pushing my alarm clock back another 30 minutes, so I can start jogging each morning for 30 minutes. We’ll see.

In any event, I’ll try to document my other Self-Improvement/Self-Investment challenges as I go forward.
Do you have any self-improvement or self-investment goals you’re currently pursuing? Let’s hash them out in the comments.

2 thoughts on “The Year of Self-Improvement and Self-Investment

  1. Oh wow, that’s incredible! You’ve made awesome progress. I don’t know if I could ever train my body to wake up at 6AM. I am and always will be in love with your typewriter bag <3

    1. Thanks, Ari! *blush* It honestly wasn’t too hard to train myself to wake up early. It’s funny–I had been trying to force myself to wake up earlier for months without actually doing it. But once I reframed it as a “Challenge” in my head, and planned how I was going to use that extra time in my day, it made waking up early so much easier. Weird how your mind can trick itself like that.

      P.S. I’m honored that you love my typewriter bag
      P.P.S. I saw your blurb about Nerd Do Well on your blog! I want to read that SO BADLY. Do you recommend it?

      Cheers!

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