Spring Your Life– Goals

We’ve established our values and priorities, and now it’s time for a bit of soul searching, so buckle up!

Today we are going to discuss goals, and this can be life goals, or daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. I am a firm believer that when we have a deadline or a goal, then our mind starts setting up to get to that point.

People believe that goals can only be created once a year, around the time of New Years. But I am here to tell you that, that is complete bullshit. You can’t time your spontaneous life around one time of year. There will be times, even the most random of times, where an idea or concept will come to your mind, and you might not seize the idea because it’s not the time of the year to think of new things. Yes, New Year’s resolutions is a great place to start, but it is not the only place to start. Creating goals does not have a time constraint, it can happen whenever. So how about after reading this… seems like the perfect time?

Back to the point! Let’s look at how we create goals. We need to begin by dreaming big, and I mean big. People forget that everything around us was created by people who dreamed big, who were ambitious and had goals! You’ll hear the excuses that it was all luck, but did you ever think that no one can be that lucky? Yet they still have all that… Want to know how they did it? They made their own luck and opportunities. And how do you do that? Well first off, you will need a goal to reach. Going through life without any goals is like wandering in a vast field with nothing in it. Moral of this story, dream big. Might sound delusional, but everyone who has done it, and gave it their all and has never stopped, have accomplished their goals.

Now we need to come up with our goals. So take a few moments and think about what you would love to do in life? Maybe it’s a specific career you want, maybe it’s to open your business or even smaller things. Honestly to begin, think of a weekly or monthly goal, and then your work your way up to larger goals. I’ll give you an example, this blog. It has been a goal of mine for a while, and I stopped at one point, but recently I picked it back up. Now I write about things that I would want to read, and I have a goal with this blog.  I want this blog to help people going through rough times, bring brightness and the sunshine to people, and to send positive vibes to the internet world. Once I knew which direction I wanted to take, my blog was revived and honestly so was I, because I had created a purpose for myself. So take a few minutes and think about what you want out of life, want you to want to accomplish or fulfill!

I also want you to find something that will set your inner spark on fire, and make it like the Olympic flame, which never goes out! You need to create goals that motivate you and push you, but ultimately inspire you every day.

So hopefully by this point, you’ve thought of a goal, and now you need to break it down and plan out everything you will need to do to accomplish it. Soon, I also recommend putting a time limit if you can, on your goal. So create a plan, and all the steps, no matter how small, that you will need to reach your goal.

There you go, you have created a goal, a sense of determination! Don’t you feel the tiniest bit motivated, energized, refreshed even? Remember though, goals through times will change because you will also change. I recommend, every few months re-evaluating long-term goals, and adapting them to your specifications. Don’t change them every day, but looking them over will you keep you in a good direction, and make sure it’s still what you truly want.

Goals can be scary, but they are there for you to make sure you live a fulfilled and happy life that you want. So go out into the world and do everything you possibly can to build the life you want!

Have a Wonderful day and go Conquer the World!


Spring Your Life– Priorities

Welcome to the second chapter of the Spring Your Life series, where today we discuss priorities!

I will be the first person to admit that 90% of the time I have my priorities out of whack. Priorities are hard to prioritize, and they are constantly changing, even on a day to day basis. Some days you might prioritize your family over friends, or some chill time over homework. The downside to priorities is that we never know the consequences that follow, those decisions until it’s too late. But, once we understand and accept our priorities, then those consequences will be easier to manage and handle.

First things first, everyone is going to be at different times and stages of their lives, which means that everyone’s priorities are going to be different. Honestly, this is something that took me a long time to understand, and I know quite a few people who still do not understand this. Sometimes people are going through things in their life, or have things they find more important to do. It does not mean they do not care about you, or that they don’t want to do something, they just have a different agenda or priorities than you do. And unfortunately, you might lose people along your life because you seem to have your priorities out of order. Which is something that comes with being human, and trying to live your life, it’s not an amazing thing, but it is necessary.

But today, we’re going to focus on how to prioritize things and people in our life. If you want, the value exercise done in the Values blog post in the Spring Your Life series can help you make a list of your prioritize. Let’s start with some basics, I will always prioritize my family first, regardless of anything. Now remember this is not the case for everyone, and respecting that aspect about someone in any kind of relationship is key to making it work. Then you can have friends; which some people also subdivide into most to least importance. Now you might think that is kind of mean, but actually, it’s healthier for you, and you are putting energy into those who you care about the most, and who care about you. There are 3 people in my life that I will prioritize (in terms of friends) above a lot of other people. Some may say that’s rude and mean, but think of it to the idea that people can only count their friends on one hand. There will always be other friends, and not having them at the top of your priority list will not make you a bad person, but they just are not as essential to your life as others.

Another thing that we often need to prioritize comes out more in the academic, or career aspects of our lives. When we make lists (I’m a to-do list addict), we tend to just pile on things, no matter how important of insignificant the task is. Therefore, making our to-do list seem longer, and we never get to the end of it, or feel accomplished at the end of the day because we never did the important things. What you need to do, as well as your to-do list, is create a priority list. Example, you have a huge paper due in a few days, then that should go on your priority list; if you need to wash some towels, maybe put that on your to-do list, since it’s not an emergency to get done. Priority lists are meant to narrow out all the little things that you would do anyone, and make you pay attention to the things you absolutely need to do.

I hope you guys are starting to get interested in the Spring Your Life series, stay tuned for the next post which will be on Goals and all about goal setting!!

Leave a comment down below if you are an avid to-do list maker, or if you have any tips for prioritizing people in your life!

Have a wonderful day!


Spring Your Life– Values

Welcome to a new series I am starting called: Spring Your Life

Since it is finally spring, and the snow has officially disappeared and will not be returning for a few months, I decided it was time to do some spring cleaning, except not as in cleaning my house or room (I should probably do that though…), but more like spring cleaning my mind and re-evaluating my life. And I thought why not create a series on my blog, so if you feel like you need a fresh start, then you can follow along with me!

The first thing we need to focus on is our values. I never had a set of values before a few weeks ago when I sat down and decided I needed to figure out what defines and shapes my morals and ethics and such. So I decided to google how to find my values, and essentially I choose a bunch from a list and wrote them down. But obviously, a huge list is not ideal, and you don’t prioritize all those values the same.

So what you should do right now, is make a list of all things you value, they could be short phrases but one word is preferable.

Here are some examples:

  • Education
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Money
  • Happiness
  • Kindness
  • Joy
  • Gratefulness
  • Fairness
  • Religion
  • Hospitality
  • Passion
  • Fun
  • Freedom
  • Confidence
  • Competition
  • Ambition
  • Hardworking
  • Generous
  • Balance
  • Curiosity

If you need more ideas, then just google list of values and you will get a ton, these are just examples to get you started.

So now that you have a list of let’s say more than 10, it is time to put those in order of most important to less important.

Now take the top 3-5 values on your list, and read them over. Do they seem like things that can be your core values? Do they describe who you are? Do they make sense to you?
Some of you might be looking at your list of values, and seem confused. Maybe because it was not what you thought it would be, or maybe because you feel a bit ashamed about your choices. And to that I say, never be ashamed of your values. And do not let anyone else judge you or criticize you for your values. You are living your life with obstacles and challenges that no one else faces the same way you do. And if you feel that these values are a bit off, take some time to reflect on why they are a bit off, and try the exercise again.

Now you are probably wondering, why on earth did I make you just have an existential crisis, but it is with good intentions. These core values are meant to guide your life and your decisions. Every time you do something or say something these values should be in the back of your mind. When it comes to prioritizing aspects of your life (blog post on that coming soon), these values will play a huge role. For a long time, I could not prioritize or even make decisions properly, because I had no foundation of my life.

These values are just one part of the foundation of your life, and I recommend you re-evaluate these values maybe once or twice a year. Because as you change, so will your values.

I am not saying that these values will be the sole things you care about or value, they aren’t. But they are a great start to the re-evaluating your life process that we are on.

Feel free to leave any questions you might have about the series, and or about values in general! Leave a comment down below with any values you might have!


“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

  • Put in the hard work and effort, and you’ll go far in life.
  • Play your cards right, and make the right connections and you’ll go far in life.
  • Be patient and just tough it out, and eventually you’ll get where you need to go.

All those statements are not necessarily false, but they are not exactly true. And the previous statement is in itself terrifying, yet a relief at the same time. Unfortunately, we live in a world where things are not that easy; where getting a job after university is extremely hard, and if you do not have enough degrees you are not qualified. We live in a world of contradictions, and apparently, we are just supposed to be okay with that.

We now live in a world where to be successful you need to be self-made and you need patience. Nothing has ever come to people immediately, everything takes time. We need to understand that just like our ancestors if you want to make it at the top, you need to start at the dirt bottom. We need to have the crumby horrible paying jobs, and sometimes work 2-3 jobs at a time. And slowly we can enter into a career related job.

We now live in a world that you need to be able to teach yourself and do anything that is thrown at you. No more of the one job for the rest of your life, and do the same thing every day; you need to be prepared for anything, the minute you walk into your job.

The statements above are true, but a lot of things in this world is based on luck. Some will be luckier than others and some of us won’t be as lucky or fortunate. This is not me telling you to just call it quits, but this is me telling you to go and find your own luck.

Or better yet, create your own luck. We live in a world where if you want an opportunity you need to go make one because there aren’t enough for everyone. We live in a world where if you are reactive nothing will happen, you need to proactive and run after you want.

Lately, I’ve been evaluating my life, and I am probably the first person to admit that I am very reactive. If I want something I will not run after; I will not jump on the wagon that will maybe bring me to the train station that might take me to an airport to catch the plane of my dreams.

We have lost our hunger and curiosity, if we don’t have those things, how one earth will we accomplish our dreams and goals? So for the first time, I finally understood the quote by Steve Jobs, “Stay hungry, Stay foolish.” We lost this inner hunger and desire because we just lost all hope.

But that can change! That craving for life and experiences are things that we all have inside of us. You need to dig deep and find it, and then it will be as if a flame has been lit inside of you.

So take a few moments and reevaluate your life… seriously it will help.

Have a Wonderful day!


For a long time, I believed that if you did not have a set path in mind, then you would inevitably go nowhere in your life. To me, not having a specific career, school, program or even your classes planned out, meant that you were doing something wrong, and you were setting your life up to be a mess. It was not until my life path was under major construction that I understood how wrong I was.

Awhile back I got a pen that said “Not all who wander are lost”, and I just took it as a cute pen and moved on. Recently, I used that pen again and the way I read it did not just pass over my head if anything it became the comforting words I needed to hear.

I recently applied and got accepted into university, but I still have no idea what I want to do. There is this stress that, before going to the next level of schooling, you need to know exactly what you’re doing for the rest of your life; and that only going into what you like is a waste of time and money. I believed this for the longest time until I was put in the position where I had to decide another life move. One that would yes change my life, and yes the one that will affect my opportunities, and future choices. But I did what I thought was best, I did what I wanted to because even if I do wander, I am not lost. I can always go back, or take what I know and do something else.  Most of us are extremely privileged in that we can change our course of life a lot easier; we have also learned to adapt quicker and have embraced transitions.

I’ve come to accept this wandering time, even though I have no idea where it will lead me. If you are in a period of your life where you do not know what to do, go with your gut. And if you end up wandering, that is entirely okay. Wandering helps we find the things we needed to but wouldn’t be able to if we didn’t. Wandering helps us understand the deepest corners of ourselves, and of the world.

So go out into the world, and wander.