I wish that I blogged more.
I always say that, and I will continue to say that until I actually do something about it.
See, there's a little problem though. For me to blog, I have to be inspired.
The smallest things can inspire me. This time I was inspired while sitting on an airplane toilet while filing my nails (people don't actually pee in these things, do they?). I was sitting there thinking, man, I really hope I don't accidentally push the flush button and get sucked through the airplane, out of the toilet, to infinity and beyond. That's my biggest fear - being sucked out of an airplane toilet. I mean, I guess I have a few other fears as well. Deep water, because I can't swim. Monsters under my bed that survive off eating people's toes, because I feel like being toeless wouldn't be a good look for me. Not being able to do what I love in life/not being successful/not finding someone who loves me and is as adventurous and curious about the world as I am/the fear that I'll never wake up as a natural blonde and will have to deal with bad roots every two months for the rest of my life.. You know, typical fears.
Every year, I write a blog near New Years, in hopes of bettering myself and the people around me - and this year I want to include you in on it.
Maybe we've been friends for years, in that case, hey, thanks for sticking around! Maybe we've met once and you simply only know me from my Facebook status's and blog posts, in that case, feel free to say hi! Lets grab coffee and exchange stories. I love re-meeting people that I've technically 'met' but have merely only scratched the surface with. Maybe you just stumbled across my page and dont even know who the hell I am, and in that case, I'm Devan, nice to meet you!
Whoever you are, I'm going to challenge you to do something with me over the next year. You've already read this far, and there's no turning back now.
I challenge you to choose one fear to overcome and one goal to accomplish in the New Year. I can't set a limit on how many things you want to tackle, I can only give you this little piece of advice, don't choose so many that you half ass them and stress over getting them done. This is for YOU, no one else. They can be as big or as small as you decide. Make them at least somewhat realistic. By this I mean, if you don't have a job or any money, owning a 2013 Ferrari may not be realistic. Or, you can say fuck the police and Devan and go steal one and prove me wrong. I'm totally kidding. And you can not use this as a reference saying that I told you it was okay to steal it when you get caught! Something I have on my bucket list is 'Be someone's Maid of Honor' - I can't MAKE one of my close girlfriends get married this year, so that one will just have to get crossed off when the time comes. Get where I'm going with this? Daydreaming is the most magical thing in the world, so daydream and pick something, anything! And you know what, It's not even wrong to be choose something unrealistic, just don't kill yourself trying to get there, or anyone else in the process - and make sure you rub it in everyone's face who told you you couldn't do it once you do.
Next step? I want to hear what you're going to do! I don't care if what you're planning to do is far fetched or super simple - I want to hear it. Have me on Facebook? Send me a message! I don't bite, promise. And I'm not kidding, whoever you are, you, whoever's reading this, I want to know what you want to face and accomplish this next year! Don't want to leave your name? Thats what for formsprings for! Be annonymous as fuck if you want!
I always find that when I tell someone im going to do something, I try so much harder, as though I don't want to let them down as well. And if you ever struggle along the way, here is my formal invatation, telling you to reach out to me, message me, give me a call, or if you can find another way of communication, use that (Just don't stalk me down at the mall or 7-11. That's just creepy!) I'm not willing to be your therapist, but sometimes an unbiased opinion is exactly what you need to succeed, and that, I would be more the happy to give you. The one thing I won't do is judge, I'm in not in the position to do that, and neither are you. ;)
Since I'm asking you to tell me your deep dark dirty little secrets (ok, being afraid of toilet seats isn't exactly juicy gossip, but I do what I can) then I suppose it's only fair that I tell you what I intend to do in the next year. If you know me well, you'll know I have a bucket list that I hold dear to my heart and want to achieve everything on it someday. A few are things pulled from that. A few aren't. Either way, here's my list.
01.) Drive to LA this summer.
02.) Learn to snowboard.
03.) Get a personal trainer.
04.) Enroll back into dance classes.
05.) Make more eye contact with strangers.
06.) Teach Ryley how to shotgun.
07.) Blog more.
08.) Pay it forward.
09.) Be a sunshine girl (no judging!)
10.) Get a tattoo.
11.) Forgive, forget, let go, move on.
12.) Give life a chance again.
13.) Reconnect with old friends.
15.) Inspire someone.
And just to prove that it's possible.. these are the things I crossed off my Bucket List this last year!
- Go on Tour. (Went across the states with a Rockband. Dream come true!)
- Crash a Wedding. (In the most polite way possible)
- Go to the Calgary Tower. (Beautiful.)
- Trash a Hotel. (I don't think I'll be staying there anytime soon)
- Get 1,000 twitter followers. (You guys are AMAZING)
- Go to a Nude Beach. (Thank you to my awesome gf Shaka for joining me on this crazy adventure!)
- Go Ziplinning. (In Jamica. Unreal.)
Until next time, keep dreaming, anything is possible.
xoxo - Dev
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