Hey everyone!

First of all, I just want to say thank you so, SO MUCH for all the amazing feedback on my last article! I never expected my little rant to get so much love and attention. If you haven't checked it out yet I'll leave it below!

So today I wanted to talk about something that can be scary for a lot of people, especially me; C H A N G E.

For me, I know that I'm the kind of person who doesn't really like to change, I like to keep things simple and if it doesn't need tweaking, then why bother? Keep it the same.

But since my last article, all I've wanted to do is change. I know there's that whole cliche stereotype around "omg I need to change something about myself especially after a major heartbreak." But this time, I feel like this change is almost something necessary that I know I have to do for myself, and only myself.

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The quote in the picture above is one that I've really been looking and pondering on. Right now is a significant time in my life where I'm trying to look for what truly makes me happy and find where I fit in. Right now, where I am in life, it's hard to fit in. I'm not in school, so I'm not surrounded by friends and people my age. I know that this is going to be a challenge for me, and I'm ready to take it on. The whole point of wanting to go through this major change is to G R O W. I want to become a better version of myself, physically and mentally.

I've put together small but significant things I want to change in my life (and I'm in no way trying to say that you should do these things too. These are things I want to do for myself, and only for myself)

~ The first thing I want to do more is get my health back on track. I mean this by eating better, working out more, losing all the weight I gained in college and then some (yikes). I've never been skinny and I am very much overweight (yes I promise I'm not being overdramatic about this) and I know that now couldn't be a better time to start my journey. Especially recently, I pretty each whatever I want and I am very aware of what I am putting into my body and I don't like it. My ultimate goal is to become vegan! (I'm already vegetarian, born and raised).

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~ Another thing I want to do is read more. When I was a kid, I used to read so much, probably 2 or 3 books a week. Obviously, I'm busy with a job and can't read that much in a week, but I would love to have the goal of just being able to sit outside in the nice summer weather and just read and be happy with life.

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~ One major thing for me is that I want to be a more positive/happy person. I think that social media is one thing that I'm so addicted to, that I can't find happiness from it anymore. I think that social media (except We Heart It!) can be a very negative place, and if you see too much of something you don't like, it can really affect you. I'm very aware that it changes my attitude and makes me an extremely grumpy person. I don't want this for my life and I want to change it. Another thing is that this year, more then ever, I've really struggled with sadness and loneliness. Like I've mentioned, I think not being around friends and in college is a big contributor to this.

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~ The last thing I want to touch on is that I want to stop caring what other people think. My personality is one that feeds off of feedback from others. So no matter what people say, I take it to heart. I want to stop having that mindset and not care what anyone says. I want to do me and not give a crap about what others have to say. I've been reading and looking at a lot of self-help books and posts that have given me a lot of inspiration and are helping me practice becoming who I want to be.

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That's it for this article! Thank you all so much for taking the time to read what I have to say and hopefully making change sound not so scary. I hope you all enjoyed, and I love you all very much!

-Carlie ♡