25. concentrate more on the things & people I love rather than the negative forces in my life
Well hello. It has been two months now since I started my “25 Goals for My 25th” challenge. While it doesn’t seem like I’ve accomplished much (at least to me, anyway), I know at least three more will be crossed off by June! How exciting!
I don’t know about you, but the general accessibility the Internet provides, whether to celebrities or people you know, has had an interesting effect on my life. It seemed so new and fun, when I entered college and was still learning the ways of Facebook, to keep tabs on the people I went to school with– essentially what we coined now as creeping. While some of it was innocent, I did develop a nasty habit of fixating on the people I didn’t much like, and I put a lot of time and energy into upsetting myself by reading these people’s posts and clicking through their pictures. Since then I have made many FB purges, in an effort to rid myself of the negativity. But within the past year it seemed much harder for me to gather my courage to either avoid or delete them completely. I guess I can admit I was weak. Maybe it is just a side effect of having so much information at our disposal? Regardless, when I decided to work on these goals, I knew I wanted to clean up this aspect of my life.
Now, after two months, I am happy to report that I haven’t caved from #25 at all— so I’m crossing it off my friends! Obviously this is an ever-present goal, and something I will always have to work at. But I know this is a big step in learning to not concentrate on things that will only add negativity. And most important of all, focusing on only the good stuff will help me gain much more confidence and faith in this wonderful life I lead.