The second day of the new year is already here! Time really does fly, doesn’t it? Today, I haven’t been up to much. I spent most of the afternoon browsing the internet, exploring other people’s blogs to gather ideas and inspiration for my own blog. I’m fascinated by the thousands of individuals worldwide who share their lives and interests through blogging. It’s something I absolutely love. I stumbled upon some wonderful blogs from people all over the world, and I’m trying to get more into blogging. Don’t get me wrong, I still thoroughly enjoy vlogging, even though it’s more work. I’ve been doing it for over two years now, and it’s become a routine for me. I don’t think I’ll ever stop vlogging, at least not for now.

You may have noticed that I made some minor changes to the color scheme of my blog. I lightened it up with pastel tones, and I really like it! I also updated the images in the header slideshow, and I’ll try to keep that fresh. How do you like the new light colors? I even added some snow to my blog!

I’m still in recovery mode from all the holiday festivities – jetting around, visiting people, and indulging in a whole lot of food. I’m thinking about going on a diet and maybe hitting the cross-trainer to shed the “holiday weight” I’ve gained in the past couple of weeks. But like many others, it’s really hard to find the motivation, isn’t it?

I’m also making an effort to maintain a positive attitude and push myself to move forward. There are some upcoming events that I’m excited about, but they also make me quite nervous and anxious – that’s when my anxiety kicks in. I’ll discuss it more with my therapist this coming Friday. I’m currently seeing a substitute therapist while my regular therapist is on vacation. I had a session with the substitute therapist a few days before Christmas, and she was very understanding. I explained that I want to work on moving forward in the new year, but I’m still grappling with nerves and fear. I briefly shared my past and the challenges I face with her since she’s the substitute therapist. However, I want to emphasize this: when I compare where I am now with how I was two years ago, I’m definitely on the right path. I just need to stay focused and take it one step at a time without getting stuck – you know what I mean? It’s challenging for me, but I’m determined to keep moving forward. It’s reassuring to know that I don’t need to rush or pressure myself at this moment. As long as I stay committed to my goal and take it one step at a time, I’ll be fine. That’s what I aim to achieve. I’m telling you, people, this year is going to be good, at least I hope so. FIGHT! I just want to lead a normal life again where I don’t fret too much about what others think or expect from me. It’s a tricky journey, but I’m trying.

My mom gave me a lot of leftover meat from New Year’s Eve, so that’s what I had for dinner. Not the best choice if I want to shed the “holiday weight,” but it feels wrong to waste food. For the rest of the evening, I plan to unwind. Maybe I’ll watch a movie or something, depending on whether my computer cooperates..

I hope everyone is having an awesome day! Let me know what you’re up to. Oh, and I just made this little evening coffee-flavored treat! NOM! So much for wanting to lose weight, right? It’s a bit frustrating, but oh well, it happens!