YOU GUYS!!! Today is my birthday!!!
And a big one at that, yo girl is finally legal back in her home country! While you’re reading this I may or may not be out getting day drunk with my aunt and uncle or I may be organizing my brand new apartment that I literally moved into yesterday. All the adult things.
Since this is the last month of summer, my internship ends in two weeks, my best friend is flying in to visit, I start my senior year of college this month, and it’s my birthday month, I have one big intention for the month: live life to the fullest.
Since it’s my birthday month, and I can do whatever I want, I made this month’s mood board colors yellow and blue! A.k.a. my two favorite colors!
My intentions for August are to live life to the fullest, cherish every moment, and to stop being so hard on myself.
Live Life to the Fullest
I think I’ve been doing a pretty dang good job at this here late, but why not keep it going right? Plus, it just sounds cool when you put it with 21st birthday.
This intention is basically me telling myself to try and do everything I want to do and not let anything stop me. Not social anxiety, not people telling me no, not weather, not period cramps, not money, not anything. I’m going to do the things on my bucket lists, and to-do lists, and what makes me happy list no matter how scared I am to do them.
I also like this phrase because it reminds me to have more fun in life. At the beginning of the summer I promised myself I wouldn’t just work all summer, but I’m so close to breaking that promise. Basically, I need to make more fun plans and not just go to the gym and go home and sleep. But I have that all covered because my best friend is coming to visit for a week! Whoop whoop! And we’re going to the beach and I get to show her around Northern Kentucky, which will be a blast.
Cherish Every Moment
You know those moments that you never want to end because everything feels perfect and just right? Well, I feel like I could have those quite a bit but ruin it by being focused on a minor detail or not being present.
I especially want to start cherishing things more because a year from now my life will be completely different and I know I’ll miss my life now. I literally moved into my apartment yesterday and have already sat on the couch staring out at the sunset thinking about how I’ll miss this place in a year. So I need to stop worrying about the future and just enjoy what I have now while I have it.
Stop Being so Hard on Myself
In the past month or so, I’ve gotten very down on myself. It has mostly had to do with body confidence and such, but a little on blog and work stuff as well. I’m getting fed up with being so negative all the time so I’m making it a goal to be as positive as possible.
This is something I really need to be doing because in the few short weeks I’ve been at my internship, I’ve somehow become the girl who always has a negative answer. Not the best way to be known is it?
I’ve already started working on this one, too! Last Friday on my way too work I was getting upset about how often I have to wake up before the sun. Then I stopped that train of thought when I realized that getting up before the sun is a blessing because that means I get to see it rise over the horizon either while I’m getting ready or on my drive to work. How magical is that?
And then body confidence wise? That’s what that photo of the girl in the blue bikini and that photo of me on the beach is for. That other girl? That’s Marie Wold. An Instagrammer I’ve followed for years, and one of my favorite body-positive role models. She used to be a bikini competitor, trying to be as lean as possible all the time, but is now embracing herself a few pounds lighter, cellulite and all. The photo just really spoke to me when I saw it in my feed and I knew I had to include it.
Also, I’m thinking about doing a post about what to do on bad body confidence days. Is that something you would be interested in?
I couldn’t find credits for all the photos, but here are the credits I could find:
Top Middle: Abigail – Belle of the Ball
Middle Left: Kaylee – @kayleekarcher_
Middle Right: Marie Wold
What are your monthly intentions?