Be Brave

7:25 PM

2015 was the year of so many huge life changes for me, but it was also the year of acceptance. I fully embraced the "give zero fucks" mindset early on in the year, and just ran with it. For the most part, it has been refreshing to let go of things. On the other hand, it became almost too easy to stop caring about important things. My finances are in the toilet, along with my self-esteem. I often forget to eat certain meals, which results in over-eating later on. I am up too late, and I over sleep. I go out too much (hence my sad checking account), I party too hard, and in the end I am an exhausted, sad cat. 

Things have been slowly changing in the past few weeks though. I have been staying home a little bit more during the week, I am actually using my gym membership, and I am keeping an eye on my spending. I have started making a lot of plans for the next month or so, and although they are mostly small plans, I am thankful to finally see past the end of the week. I am greatly looking forward to New Years Eve, it is sure to be a blast, but I am also very much looking forward to January. I am planning on taking a 5-6 week break from most social gatherings, and focusing on getting my finances in order, going to the gym, moving the rest of my belongings to one place, and then sorting and donating what I no longer need. I fully intend on seeing friends; gym time & coffee dates with my party cats, movie nights in with Dani & co, and of course catching up with some of my friends who I haven't seen in awhile. 

Most importantly, I am going to try my best to hammer out the rough draft to this short story I have been kicking around in my head for years. I also have some photo shoots that I want to get started on for the blog that I am really excited about! Which brings me to another goal; giving this blog a little make-over. I have been tinkering around with a few layouts, and I am hoping to have something new (nothing too crazy) up and running when I come back (I am shooting for around Valentine's Day). It is a great feeling to become excited again about something you are passionate about. So that being said, I am going to keep this short and sweet and leave off here. 2016 will be the year of becoming brave, and I look forward to it. 

See you in 2016, kittens!

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  1. Good luck to you and I wish you all the best in 2016! I think many folks, myself included probably, could do with a few weeks off from the world to recharge and re-evaluate. I know I haven't commented much in recent months but I just wanted to let you know that I'm still here and I still will be when you return!

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  2. Sarah Jane Cat, I wish you a very happy, healthy and financially organised New Year. Sometimes we really do have to put on the brakes and take stock. I am exhausted just reading about your social life but I feel constant guilt that I am not more extroverted and social. I can't even keep up with my favourite bloggers. Maybe I need some cat ears. Surely that is the secret to it all! I'm looking forward to your newly revised blog! xoxo

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  3. I can't wait to see what's in store for your blog! And sometimes it's sooooo good to just take time to focus on life things after you've had a whirlwind of a year. I think your cooling off period will be just what you need. :D

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  4. Change is part of life. You're rollin' along; enjoy the ride.

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  5. 2016 is looking brighter for you already! I am glad you have people to hang out with to help boost your esteem some more! That is cool about your gym membership. I understand financial woes because I grew up under them and lived them my whole life hahahaha. Once these two loans we have are paid off I won't have to worry anymore about that though. Seems like it has been taking forever.
    Your short story is going to be amazing, I am sure!!!!
    I am a fan of your work already!
    +Victoria+
    justicepirate.com

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  6. We are here to support you in your new adventure, Happy Belated Christmas and an awesome New Year :)

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  7. I like the direction you're going! You needed that reprieve. So don't regret it. Wishing you awesome-sauce for 2016!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. I wish you the best in 2016! You sound very positive though and seem to be making some great and smart steps for a better "you". For a while after my separation with my husband all I wanted to do was go out... one day it just hits you that you finally just want a night in by yourself with some good food and Netflix. I'm looking forward to reading about your fun adventures this year :)

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  9. Sounds like some great projects ahead! All the best!

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  10. Wishing you lots of luck in everything you do!

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  11. When in doubt, write. Always.
    (Advice I need to heed myself.)
    :-)

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  12. Wish you all the best Sara-h ^^

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