Here’s Why “Pursuing Interesting” Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

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Hi lovely readers,

I’m really excited to share this with you today!

I recently took a good, long look at both my life and my work and really tried to boil down what my mission is. I have been cursed “blessed” with having a massively large variety of interests, and I easily become passionate about, well, most things.

Repeatedly, I asked myself: What’s is the heart of my life, my work, and this blog?

When I boil it down to the shared DNA, I know my goal is to encourage, empower, and provide tools to women in order that they can pursue interesting lives.

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That’s why I’m so fired up about feminism… I believe that that women should have equal opportunity, that violence against women can no longer continue, etc. – all because I want women to live their version of an interesting life they love.

That’s why I’m so against religious fundamentalism… I believe that fundamentalism and dogma are forms of bondage that stop people from truly being themselves, hurt diversity, and prevent healthy spirituality – all things that put a hitch in pursuing interesting lives we love.

That’s why I’m so excited about travel…. The experiences you gain and people you meet along the way fill your life up with so many interesting memories, thoughts, and ideas.

That’s why I want people to be at their healthiest… A healthy body and mind are the foundation we need to be able and capable of doing all the things that an interesting life requires.

That’s why I want people to read….  To read about the lives and adventures of others, to explore topics and thoughts that expand the mind, and enjoy make believe even as adults in the form of fiction…

That’s why I want to encourage people to do their thing… Because we all know that what an interesting life means to you will mean something entirely different to the next person. Copying the “interesting” things others do is, by default, totally unoriginal and uninteresting.

This is what I want for people, especially women. I want them to actively pursue interesting lives. I don’t want them to feel stuck on the hamster wheel going around and around, but never actually getting anywhere.

I want this so badly, because that was the course I was headed down. There was a time in my late teens and young adult years that I had forsaken all my interests, traded in my dreams for safety, lived within the guidelines of other people’s expectations, stayed silent when I wanted to shout, stayed safe when I wanted to explore, and didn’t even realize that MY life could be interesting.

I had to go on a journey and work really hard to figure out who I was and what I wanted. I had to chip away all the parts of me that were not true to myself.  I had to listen to and follow my intuition. Blood, sweat, and tears went into the process, and I couldn’t be happier with where my journey has taken me thus far.

I want that for other women too.  That is why on January 1st, 2016, I am releasing a PDF printable workbook!  

“The Interesting Project:

11 Steps Toward Living an Interesting Life You Love.”

The Interesting Project Workbook

This PDF workbook is geared toward women between college age and early 30s (though any lady could get something out of it)!  What I learned on my journey toward insisting that I lead the rich, full, wholehearted, and INTERESTING life I wanted to live was that pursing interesting took some work. The life I wanted to live didn’t come knocking at my door. This workbook is a tool to help you start to grow in that journey too.

So here is my challenge:

I’m encouraging you to make “Pursuing Interesting” your 2016’s New Year’s Resolution.

When you pursue an interesting life you love this upcoming year, you:

  • Start figuring out what your interests really are and how to pursue them
  • Refuse to believe that you must stay “stuck” in life choices, patterns, or relationships that you despise.
  • Begin to actively chase after your dreams and embrace your creativity
  • Step out of your comfort zone and try new things
  • Take care of your mind, body, and spirit (You cannot sacrifice your life for your hustle!)
  • Admit that life is going to be difficult, you are going to fail, and there will be haters, but living a life you truly love is worth it.
  • Proclaim that 2016 is going to be an interesting chapter in your interesting life because you won’t sit around waiting for your dream life to just appear; you make it happen.

This workbook launches on January 1st, just in time for you to make 2016 a year of pursuing interesting!

In the mean time, you can pre-order it RIGHT HERE.  Your credit card will be charged on January 1st and you will receive the download in your email that morning!


Pre-Order The Interesting Project

A few other new things will be popping up on January 1st.  I will be changing my blog’s tagline to “Pursuing Interesting,” and I will be adding a few new monthly features (including a monthly interview with different women who have chosen to pursue their own interesting lives with grace, style, bravery, and adventure.)

The content will still be very similar (though, if I do say so myself, I have some killer posts that I’ve been saving up for January).

I’m going to make 2016 another year of pursuing interesting and I want you to make that your mission as well.

Why?

Simply because you deserve to live an interesting life you love!

35 thoughts on “Here’s Why “Pursuing Interesting” Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

  • December 16, 2015 at 5:52 am
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    Good for you for doing what you love and pursing your interests! I feel SO motivated after reading this. you go girl!!

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    • December 16, 2015 at 7:05 am
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      Aw thanks girl! Your encouragement is priceless :)

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  • December 16, 2015 at 5:57 am
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    I think “interesting” is a great word to sum up the highly varied and yet still connected passions that you have! Congrats on putting together this new project to benefit others!

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    • December 16, 2015 at 7:05 am
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      Aw thanks Rachel! I appreciate that!

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  • December 16, 2015 at 6:21 am
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    I am absolutely like you. My interests are teasingly diverse and boil down to a passion for learning and life. I love this idea of oursuing an interesting life. I’ve never looked at it that way but it’s such a great goal!

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    • December 16, 2015 at 7:06 am
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      Aw thanks Marie!! Love how you put that – “teasingly diverse!” So true! :)

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  • December 16, 2015 at 9:37 am
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    So glad you are doing what you love and pursuing your interests. It’s amazing how more and more people are doing this. I am doing this as well and switching careers because my interests have changed in past couple of years. Congrats on doing this for yourself!

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm
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      That’s amazing and inspiring! Thank you for your encouragement!

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  • December 16, 2015 at 11:39 am
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    What a great perspective to start the end of one year and begin a new one on! Very wise words to live by!

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm
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      Thanks, Michele!

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  • December 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm
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    I love everything about your interests – it actually shows quite some thought went into this post to be able to define your interests as you have and to have such driven goals! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm
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      Thanks, Erin. I really appreciate that :)

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  • December 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm
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    Totally agree. Definitely making life as interesting as we can makes everyday more enjoyable. Find what you love and go for it!

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm
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      Preach :)

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  • December 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm
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    Awesome, Taylor. The workbook is a great idea. We should all take time to pursue our passions, which of course makes for a truly interesting life.

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm
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      Thank you so much! I couldn’t agree more :)

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  • December 16, 2015 at 7:52 pm
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    I’m so excited and honored you asked me to preview this course. I know good things are going to happen for you this year, friend! You are such a rockstar.

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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      Aw – thank you so much lady! Hugs!

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  • December 17, 2015 at 12:30 am
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    haha I love that you feel it’s a blessing and a curse to have sooo many interests. I feel the same way!! I have so many things I want to do and try that sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming. And the strange thing is that our list is pretty much the same… humm, maybe it’s our generation. Amazing post! I love what you stand for!
    Danielle Greco – AccordingtoD.com

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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      That’s amazing, Danielle – I always love hearing of other women who share the same passions!

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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      Yes, I think we all so often fall into that trap!

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  • December 17, 2015 at 11:48 am
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    This is so great, and I love it the idea of pursuing interesting.

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm
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      Thanks, Angie :)

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  • December 17, 2015 at 10:15 pm
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    I love this! I totally agree that we should all be pursuing interesting lives!!! <3 My resolutions are all revolving around being intentional.

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm
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      I think the concept of being intentional TOTALLY goes hand-in-hand with this idea I’ve brought up! Love it :)

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  • December 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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    Love this! In some ways it’s similar to my blog’s mission. it can be hard finding the focus when there are so many areas of interest. You did it brilliantly, and I have a sense that 2016 is going to be big for you!

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:47 pm
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      Thanks so much Angie – this means a ton!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 9:50 am
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    This is really inspiring. I’ve been feeling a bit lost and confused about where my life is going ever since I graduated college a year and a half ago. I’ve been stuck in jobs I hate and places I despise. This past year some of that has changed and I made my first step towards pursuing interesting by moving to a far away place. I think that this is a great message for the new year and as I was reading your post I already thought of ideas and steps I can take towards it. I’m excited to read the interviews you have coming up with women who pursued interesting and hope some day that I can count myself among those who did it.

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:47 pm
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      This is amazing – thank you so much for sharing your story with me!! And a huge high five for moving and pursuing interesting!!

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  • December 20, 2015 at 8:22 am
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    This is such an interesting post – pun intended! Especially as we get older, I feel like getting stuck in routines ends up leading people to discontent and boredom, and it negatively impacts relationships and personal satisfaction. If we’re on this never-ending quest for “interesting” in our lives, it just has a good butterfly effect all around and constantly keeps us on our toes! I love.

    Coming Up Roses

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    • December 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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      You’re so sweet – thank you! Yes, I couldn’t agree more! It should be a never-ending quest :)

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