2018: The Year of Lagom

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They say a new year means a new you but I beg to differ. When the new year begins, I don't make resolutions. I state that I want to work on myself and focus on being a better human. 2017 was one hell of a year. I'm not going to explain what happened but let me say that it took many of friends/family a lot to keep going. With being a humorous person, I tried helping anyone with lifting the dark mood that loomed over them during 2017. In continuation, an amazing thing that I learned and studied was Scandinavian culture. I know...There's a lot of beautiful things about Scandinavian and there's a lot of things that are deemed that the group of countries is just another group of countries that are going through the motions as the USA is. During my research, I began to notice the word lagom. With being an avid reader of Lagom MagazineI researched lagom to it's fullest extent. Lagom is a Swedish word that translates to "just enough". This word began to engulf my brain. When I was at a colleague's house, she got me a book entitled "Lagom, The Swedish Art of Balanced Living". I took that as a sign of this year being the year of "enough". This doesn't mean that I'm going to become lazy or lethargic. It means that I'm going to keep going, I'm going to keep fighting, and I'm going to live a life that I deem enough. I used to idolize a lot of creatives and I began to notice that It was sucking the life out of me. I kept dreaming of the life that I wanted when I saw their work. But now, I know my worth and that is enough. 

Who's ready for the ride of 2018. I have a lot of lovely things in the works and I can't wait for the new year to begin. It's the year of the dog in the Chinese Zodiac and low and behold in the zodiac, I'm a dog. Who knows what will happen? 

Photo's by Ashley Weirenga 

Photo's by Ashley Weirenga