My 2023 Word of Year & Why

I know we are past two months into 2023, but something about this upcoming Spring resonated as the new year more than January did for me this year. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while (which I greatly appreciate) then you know that I always have a Word of the Year instead of “New Year’s Resolutions.” I’m not knocking New Year’s Resolutions but I’m someone who tends to fall into perfectionism and all-or-nothing type outlooks and failing at resolutions in the past led to my Word of the Year approach.

In order to still focus on self-improvement, I have generally kept up the practice of having a Word of the Year. However, I did not have one last year or make a vision board and honestly, that’s probably why it was such a hot fucking mess. You can read more about that in my last post. Anyways, this year I have decided to get back into my practice of having a Word of the Year. This year’s word of the year is Intentional.

I chose the word intentional because last year felt as if I was just taking things day by day and doing things randomly instead of intentionally. Upon reflecting on a lot of things that held me back last year, I came to the conclusion that if I had acted intentionally in all aspects of my life, I wouldn’t have felt the way I felt throughout the year. Living life going through the motions of going to work and going home and randomly making time for myself and my loved ones didn’t cause my depression but it definitely did not help.

This year, my focus is to do more things with intention and to create a life that feels good to me. I want to be intentional about whatever I consume, whether that be what I decide to watch on tv, what podcasts I decide to listen to, how I want to move my body that day, or what food I want to eat. I’m not saying every decision needs to have some profound reasoning, but I do want to be more mindful and intentional about the life I’m living. I chose the word intentional at the beginning of the year and have been keeping it in mind since.

Do you have a word of the year? If yes, comment with what your word of the year is for 2023 and tell me how it’s been going keeping this word in mind. If not, think about it for a bit and comment with what you come up with. I look forward to reading yours!

Life Update: 2022-Now Edition

Hey readers! I know it’s been a long time since I last posted on this blog. My absence was due to one thing after the other happening in my life. As I like to put it, “life be life-ing” and the last year and a half or so, it definitely has been life-ing. The last post I posted was a life update and that was back in October 2021. Since then, soooo much more has happened.

Let me just say that 2022 was a wild year. 2022 might have been one of the more challenging years in my life. For those who are into astrology, I was in the midst of my Saturn return and let’s just say that Saturn was really letting my hardheaded ass have it! I have learned more about myself, my relationship dynamics with others, and just about the world in general in 2022 than any other year of my adult life. While 2022 (and a good chunk of 2021 as well) was extremely challenging, it was also full of blessings. Rather than get into the nitty gritty of it all, I will give a very brief summary.

Since my last post:

  • I decided to opt out of the CA Bar Exam.
  • I was invited to my first influencer event in Vegas.
  • I started going to therapy.
  • I was diagnosed with depression
  • My childhood dog died.
  • Went through a really bad breakup.
  • I completed my judicial clerkship.
  • I started dating again.
  • I got my first job as a practicing attorney.
  • My mom’s cancer came back.
  • My mom went through radiation again.
  • I celebrated a year of being a licensed attorney.
  • My mom’s radiation worked.
  • I’m finally feeling settled as a new attorney.

Since I graduated law school, I’ve been struggling to find the balance between blogging, podcasting, and creating content. I was already struggling with it in law school but the struggle has gotten even more REAL now that I’m a whole attorney with a case load.

I’ve gone through a lot of self-reflection the last few months and I’m come to some realizations as far as my future as a blogger, podcaster, and online content creator overall. For a long time I was just really unsure of my message and what I wanted to say to my audience. This blog isn’t meant to sure as some post where I tell you all I have magically figured it out. However, I have discerned what kind of content creator I don’t want to be and I think that is a good starting point.

If you’re still reading this and support my blog and I in any way, I appreciate you so much. I hope 2023 has been treating you well so far. My 2023 has been off to a decent start and I have good feelings about this upcoming Spring season. My Saturn Return is over and my 30th birthday is coming up very soon. I’m more than excited and will be creating a lot more content that centers on my experience in my 20s and things I learned along the way.

If there is any blog posts or content you’d like to read from me, be sure to comment or connect with me on instagram here. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of your day!