I cannot believe it has been almost a month since my last post. I guess life just got in the way. However, I am back, and I promise to do better.
The main reason for my lack of blogging is that I had planned to take a week off to evaluate where I am in life and where I am going. As my readers may know, I plan on moving into the actual Chicago City Limits in December. No more suburban life for me.
In prepping for the move, Kyle and I have had a lot to talk about and get ready for. It has resulted in a lot of time spent searching inside ourselves for how we want our life to go.
When we moved to the Chicagoland area last year, we were so excited. We still are; however, we have noticed that we spend more time wishing we were in the City than we spend actually doing things in the Suburbs. That is why we decided to go ahead and embark on the move.
In prepping for the move, we have started saving more money. We have spent a lot of our time focusing on cheaper or free things to do so that we can add more to our savings. We figure the more money we have saved up for the move, the better off we will be.
Additionally, during my evaluation of my life, I have figured out that I have surrounded myself with negative people. It has turned me into a negative person myself. I do not like it, nor am I sure how this has occurred. Because of this, I will be making a lot of changes by the time we move into the City.
Now not all my friends and acquaintances are negative, but a lot of them are. The sad part is that I knew they were when I met them; however, being new to the area and not having many friends, I decided to keep them around because I figured it was better than not having anyone around.
Unfortunately, that way of thinking has backfired, and now I have noticed that I tend to focus on the negative predictions of life more than my former optimistic way of thinking.
I have done the same thing with other areas in life. I found something that was better than nothing, and I stuck with it even if it was not what I wanted.
So, I will be working on self-improvements a lot in the next few months, and will have tons of blog posts to go along with it.
The first major change I made was cleaning up my Social Media contacts. After my post about Chick-fil-A at the beginning of the month, I noticed that a lot of my Facebook and Twitter friends were not people I would want to associate with in real life. For that reason, I did a huge overhaul and deleted a bunch of people. I also deleted those that constantly complained about their life, work, or anything else.
Now, I am happy to report that my Newsfeeds on both Facebook and Twitter are lot of happier and perkier, which tends to make me happier and perkier.
Of course, that is just the first step in being happy.
Have you ever deleted somebody on Facebook or Twitter because they were just too negative, or have you ever kept a negative-influence in your life because it was better than having nothing? Leave a comment below and let me know.