The Year of Gratitude

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

-Willie Nelson

We are 2o days into the year and many people are working towards something, maybe a goal, wellness, success, etc. the list goes on. I am working towards being a better me. I know that there is always room for improvement and always room to do something that may improve my way of living. I wake up each day and look at the list of goals I laid out for myself:

1. Start eating more healthier/natural foods and drink more water

2. Start working out and being more active

3. Save more effectively and open up another savings account

4. Get a new job

5. Get better organized

6. Get my license

7. Take my hobbies more seriously/start expressing myself more artistically

8. Continue my natural hair journey

9. Get my attitude under control

10. Make deans list

11. Take my photography business to the next level

12. Inspire. Empower & Uplift

I know just as everyone does that every year we all make goals that we hardly stick with. This year I have made it my business to stick with every single goal. I have number 4 crossed out because I just got a new job last week after continuously applying and applying and I couldn’t be more happier. 9, I am still working on but I think I am doing a pretty good job of getting my attitude together, but nevertheless it’s still a work in progress so maybe that should be partially crossed out. I am working on being more active which is why I am taking a Hatha Yoga class as an elective. I have always been interested in Yoga but the way my teacher does it is she places emphasis on the anatomy of the body. It’s very interesting but at the same time you gain awareness of parts of your body that you don’t pay much attention to on a regular basis. It’s also very relaxing and takes your mind off of the outside world and any worries for a short period. I am almost 100% sure that all of my goals will be achieved because I have 345 days to get off of my behind and make it happen. I think that number 12 is very important especially among women, I have always made it a goal to empower, uplift, and inspire whether it be through my words, stories, or experiences. Too many us are too busy tearing each other down to realize what the outcome can be of building each other up so let’s change that.

Most importantly, this year I am working towards expressing my gratitude. I am very thankful and very blessed for the things that I have and the opportunities that stand before me. I got accepted to study abroad in Rome next Fall but with the outcome of my last study abroad acceptance I am trying not to get too excited until I know for SURE that I am going. I have a lot on my plate and a lot to look forward to but with an attitude of gratitude I can take on the world.

 “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.”

-Mike Ericksen

Be humble and Stay Blessed. Thanks for reading.

If you have a minute to share I’d love to know what you’re working towards this year!

Some things to check out:

6 Ways To Achieve Any Goal 

Personal Goal Setting 

The Attitude of Gratitude 

Published by breyanaa

If given the chance, everyone has a story to tell. My name is Breyana I'jae, I am a 25 year old Temple University Psychology graduate, blogger, visionary, artist, creator, self published author, mama, jack of all trades, and lover of many things. 
When I first started this blog in 2013 my goal was to share My Story in hopes of inspiring someone else, I didn't know where it would go, how people would perceive it or what to really do, I just know I lived by the motto, Uplift, Empower, & Inspire.

While those goals still remain my blog will now be a place to promote self-love and self-care but that's not all. Come take a look to see what it offers.

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