2017: A Year of Farewells
I've never been so great at making (or keeping) New Year's Resolutions. Last year, as January 1st came and went, I didn't vow to change a thing. However, looking back over this past year, I realized I made some pretty significant changes.
For the most part, change is a continuous flow, which is created by experiences, goal setting, incidents, and accidents. It is intentional and accidental, and it is welcomed and feared. Change doesn't happen just once a year. Well, it shouldn't. If you look back over your life, you will notice that change happens incrementally. For instance, one doesn't go to bed one night as a Conservative Republican to wake the next morning as a Progressive Liberal. Change is gradual, and it is necessary to embrace in order to lead a physically and emotionally healthy life.
And so it was for me, as to my surprise and many who know me, 2017 was a year that I said farewell to quite a few beloved things all in the name of achieving simplicity, attaining emotional and physical health, and creating spiritual abundance.
What I said goodbye to in 2017....
- Plastics (Lots of Plastics... plastic straws, plastic bags, plastic cups, etc.)
- Lash Extensions
- Fingernail polish
- Foundation (makeup)
- Most makeup
- Most hair products, beauty products, and cosmetics
- Facials & chemical peels
- All perfumes
- All products from my popular "All Natural" beauty product store
- Feminine products (tampons & pads)
- 80% of clothes in my closet
- 90% of my shoes
- 95% of high heels
- Oh, and trying to please all my friends, family members, clients, patients, and everyone I come in contact with...
I have a feeling there will be much more on my list for 2018 as I continue to make necessary changes for my health and wellbeing, but in the meantime, I will be going into greater detail in future blog posts about why I said farewell to these things.
What are you inspired to let go of in 2018?