Take more selfies, embark on that smoothie cleanse again, stop watching Tasty videos for hours on end, write more, walk more, run more, travel more, travel less, join a gym with group classes, journal dreams eah night, get out there on the dating scene, freelance more, Instagram once a day, respond to texts more often, blah blah blah…
Each year, I have big plans for my new year resolutions. They usually involve a lot of time and energy — two things that (for me… and I hope I’m not alone in this one) can be tough to come by.
This one has been on my mental resolution list for years. “Jack, you should start a blog” or “Jack, it might be a good idea to start cataloging your life just in case you forget” or “Jack, maybe if you start a blog, all of your readers will hold you accountable for your ridiculously long yearly list of resolutions.” So, here we go. I am embarking on this journey.
Now that I am finally writing this post, I am beginning to feel how awkward it is to just talk about myself for these 200 words or so that I have written about myself so far… And… I want to do this everyday (or more realistically three times a week)?!? I’m going to try not the be too deep or too boring, but I will work to be authentically me in each and every post.
My main goal with LivingNimbly is to record snapshots of my experience as a young millennial. According to this buzzfeed quiz, I am 75% millennial stereotype. Though the stereotypes can be pretty brutal (mostly being lazy, viral-video addicted piles of sludge), I find a lot of beauty in this generation’s ability to live nimbly.
In the title, LivingNimbly, I am talking about living life by the seat of one’s pants. I’ll be, as my mom says, “living in the moment,” trying to be the best I can be!
A little about me: I am a recent college graduate who relocated to the city of Minneapolis, MN from Washington, D.C. I was born in Minnesota and have lots of family in the area, but I moved not knowing many people my age.
Things that happened since I moved 5 months ago: landed an exciting job working with bloggers (another source of the inspiration for this blog), stumbled upon a few awesome roommates from Craigslist (I know… how 21st century!), and now, starting to fill in the rest of life’s puzzle, piece by piece… sorry, I’m a little (read as: a lot) corny.
This opening post is hopefully going to be the most challenging for a while. Let’s see how this goes. Welcome to LivingNimbly!