I have deemed 2015 the year of quality.
Though, despite my best interests and attempts it has been a little less than quality for the past week and a half, as our bedroom and den flooded, so it's been making for some less than stellar living arrangements. But other than that, quality is still the end goal!
I want to work on focusing on purging things from my life that really don't add much to the quality of it. Whether it be possessions, clothing, food, and even some people (although not like the movie The Purge, that would just be sinister). I'll be turning 30 this year, and while the prospect of getting older doesn't exact me make me feel a whole lot of anything, not being in my twenties anymore does ... if that makes any sense at all. As such, I just feel like I need to stop living like I have been in so many ways. I'm an adult (supposedly), and I'd like to start living like one in some ways. Not by becoming boring or finding fart jokes any less hilarious, but just taking pride in my life, how I'm living it, and the quality of the things and people in it.
I'm tired of having all of this band-aid type furniture in my life, things that I purchased from JYSK not even a year ago and are already falling apart. I'm tired of having things ... just random stuff that I don't really need or use taking up space in my closet and in my life. I'm tired of looking in my closet and dresser and seeing clothes that I don't really like that are falling apart or don't fit well. I'm tired of eating foods that don't make me feel very good, or made their way to my plate in a less than ethical journey (Brad and I watched a short documentary on factory farming which made us think really hard about the meat that we are consuming).
As for the people, I'm not tired of them. I love the people in my life. But my recent trip back to Halifax made apparent some things that I had already figured out, just needed to see in action, as it were. I'd rather have a small handful of really good friends than a lot of acquaintances, some of whom can't find an hour in a two week span to maybe spend some time with me for the first time in almost a year. Perhaps a Facebook culling is in order.
The year has been off to a shaky start. As I mentioned above, our bedroom and den flooded last week, and has put us in a state of limbo. It's very hard to live where we currently are and try to start making good on a lot of the resolutions that we have made. But I have been making an effort to eat better and to plan our meals (with Brad's help and input, of course), which I think is really good start! I've even cut beer out of my life, which is really hard for me because I do legitimately enjoy a lot of the craft beers that Victoria has to offer. But having two or more makes me feel ill, and they're just empty calories that I'm currently storing in my middle region.
Once things settle down a bit after our move, I'm going to start working out in some capacity. I'm getting a little rounder, a little softer, and honestly that's okay with me, I just want to manage my own health a little bit more ... maybe be a little less round and soft. I've put on 15 - 20 pounds since arriving in Victoria, and really I think that I'm getting to an age where I need to actively start taking better care of myself. I don't think I need to make a whole lot of drastic changes, just maybe go to the gym a couple nights a week, lift some weights when I'm sitting on the couch and watching television.
It's little things. Baby steps. I didn't make a whole lot in the way of resolutions this year. I just want to work at being a better, happier, more fulfilled me than I already am, and live a life of quality, one that I'm happy with. I want to write more. I want to do more.
It doesn't have to be perfect. Perfect is boring. I just want to feel better in all the ways that I possibly can.