It’s really been 3 months, hasn’t it? I thought I’d give you a little update because its been quite a while since I last posted.
A lot of things have happened and changed in my life in the last few months. First off, I started high school in September and it has been quite a wild ride so far.
I had been training all summer for my ski racing both on the snow and off, and the season is now starting. I spent time in Mt. Hood, OR with my team in July, Valle Nevado, Chile with my dad in August, and I just got back from Copper Mountain, CO a couple of weeks ago for my final week of pre-season training.
It has been a challenge to find a balance between my school and my skiing, while also making time for my family and friends. It’s hard not to get frustrated, but I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to people who can help guide me along the way. They have been very helpful and I’m so grateful to have people in my life who are willing to put the time and effort into helping me find solutions.
Lately I’ve been using an app called Streaks which has really helped me to prioritize my daily tasks, maintain good habits, and stay productive throughout the day. I also love the feeling of checking things off the list because it gives me a sense of accomplishment and motivation to keep going. I can’t even begin to tell you how effective this app is! If you’re looking to make or break your habits, or need reminders to get things done when your feeling unproductive, this app will be your best friend.
Thanksgiving was a few days ago and I got the opportunity to make dinner for my family. I really enjoyed cooking because it had been a long time since I last took the time to cook a nice meal not only for myself but for others as well.
It’s also been snowing like crazy here in the region with roads and airports completely closing down. I’m pretty sure we’ve gotten close to 2 feet in the last 48 hours!
I’ve recently discovered my love and passion for learning languages and instruments so I’ve been making sure to block off at least 20-30 minutes of my day to take the time to practice those things. I have found that it’s a good way for me to put my stress and other feelings I have on a daily basis aside and focus on channeling my energy into doing something that I love.
I’ve been taking a lot of time to write in my journals lately because it’s been a really good way for me to reflect on my day and write down any important things that happened, or empowering questions that I can think about and go back to address later.
I haven’t really taken the time to blog because I’ve been struggling a lot with creativity. I’m trying not to beat myself up for it because there is so much going on in my life right now, however I’m going to try to make it more of a priority and continue to post because it’s important to me to continue to inspire others and maintain this incredible online community that I’ve started to build.
If you have any suggestions of topics that you’d like to hear about from me, please leave a comment. That would mean a lot to me because I always appreciate feedback from you as my readers and I want to post what you want more of.
I also would like to make the point that no ones life is perfect. Even though you’ve likely heard this before, it is easy to look at a part of someone’s life and be quick to assume that their entire life is perfect, however this is rarely (if not never) the case.
I want to be real with you because I’m not helping anyone if I portray a perfect image of myself online. I’ve shared snippets of my life on this platform that may come across as idealistic or unacheivable for most people because it looks like I have it together every single day, but that is not by any means the case.
I use the Streaks app every morning and night for the habits that really are important to me, like writing and staying hydrated. I don’t get to stretch and move my body every morning because I don’t usually have the time. When I do, I am glad for the opportunity to be able to do so, but with a very busy schedule, it is not sustainable to do that every single morning. I mess up and I take days off too. NO ONE is perfect.
My goal right now is consistency. Even if I’m not performing my tasks to the best of my abilities, at least I’m building the habit and the love for doing it. I believe this will create a very solid foundation for these habits so that if I don’t feel the desire to continue them, I’ll remember how far I’ve come with them and how good it makes me feel when I’ve done them. Therefore it will be much easier to stay consistent because more than anything, I want it mentally.
Thank you so much for sticking with me along this journey and I really appreciate you taking the time to read this. If you have any suggestions of what I should write about next, please comment down below. Looking forward to catching up with you again soon! 🙂