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This is STILL Personal

Tracey Emin, I know, I know, I know

Tracey Emin, I know, I know, I know

Damn, time sure does fly when you're having fun (and when you are busy as hell). 6 months ago today I posted a blog post about my "25 goals for turning 25 (plus a few months)." To be honest, when I wrote that list I had no real clue what was possible in the course of 15 months. I was just writing down things that I thought would make me happy. Some of the goals at a bit vague, and not very quantitative. Others were not only unlikely, but a tad bit contradictory. For example, goal number 5 was to have $5,000 in a savings account. I got over half way there, but I realized I couldn't afford to keep saving if I was going to complete goal number 6, to reduce my credit card debt. And I couldn't save much more if I was going to complete goals 7, 8, or 9, which all have to do with traveling.

Although I can see a few of the shortcomings of this list, looking back on it, I realize just how much I have done in just 6 months. Not only did I find a new job, but I went to my first design conference (just purchased a ticket to a second, and a third is on the schedule!), I was featured alongside some amazing local designers/artists in a show, and I've even found time to continue designing things just for myself! There are many others on that list that I have already crossed off, but I still have a lot of work to do. All of these goals are always on my mind, and I'm constantly thinking about which one is next (I'm thinking road trip...).

Like I said, I know that some of these goals are not quantitative. There's no magic a number in which I'll reach that I can cross it off the list. I'll just have to go on how I feel I did with them. The two goals that are most important to me are first and the last on the list.

1. First and foremost, be fucking HAPPY
25. Most importantly, BE FUCKING HAPPY.

I can't say that I'm ready to cross these off the list right now, but I feel like things are moving in the right direction. I can feel it.

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