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Month In Review: January 2016

What a quick month, but that’s how time is: it continues and flows no matter what you do.

Some of my goals for this month included making a therapy appointment (success); blogging regularly (success); and do yoga more each week (success). There were other goals, but even with how open I am here, I like to maintain a bit of mystery and privacy.

January Highlights

This month was alright for the start of the year (which, if you’ve read my 2016 Goals, doesn’t matter to me). I’m trying to make progress and putting in as much effort as I can. It’s been hard. It’s been damn hard. I think each week has involved more crying and discomfort than good vibes. But that’s okay. I think January focused on adjustment more than anything, like progress or health or joy or whatever.

Next month, I want to focus on myself. Selfishness? Is that the focus? Or is it independence? It doesn’t really matter. If it’s selfishness, then so be it. I’ll be selfish. I’ll be the most selfish if it means I can be happier and stop hating my appearance, my hobbies, my skills, my choices, my schooling—basically everything, unfortunately. So, alright. Selfishness.

I want to be content with my choices.

I want to experience my emotions without the shadow of guilt.

I want to care for my health more than punish myself for lack of health.

I want to write and read. Simple enough. Reading and writing, and enjoying both of them.

February Goals

Month In Review: January--A review of January and my hopes and goals for February.

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  1. George M. says:

    You’re allowed to be selfish every once in a while, as long as you don’t ignore those around you for an extended period of time.

    Anyway, those are some good goals for this month. I hope that you will accomplish them.

    • Coryl o'Reilly says:

      In terms of being selfish, I mostly need to take care of myself before I try taking care of others. I can’t help someone walk if I can’t stand on my own, or something.

      Thanks for the encouragement!