Cheers to 2018! Isn’t it amazing that we can “start new” on January 1st, every year? I mean, when you think about it, the first day of a new year is no different than any other day of the year. But, we place this significance on the new year and it’s kind of magical. A chance to make resolutions, set goals, and look forward to a fresh start.
Last year I picked two words, Courage and Grace, to help define my year, instead of a resolution I knew I would never stick to. I really tried to keep these ideas at the forefront and while I struggled in an “I’m only human” kind of way, it was a really good exercise in intention. This year I want to do something along the same lines. I have a lot of big plans this year, for my blog and my business and the number one thing holding me back is me. My ability to leave my comfort zone and risk failure. To “put myself out there,” if you will.
You’d think with a blog, facebook, and Insta–that all of me is out there. But, you’d be wrong. I’m like 93% out there and 7% hiding in the shadows (not in a creepy way). It’s hard to be truly vulnerable, to ask for what you want and to go after it with nothing holding you back. It is truly my struggle. I find it way easier to be just average. Because, then I am only risking minimal failure and rejection.
So, this year I am
promising resolving to really go for it. To be intentional and to set actionable goals for myself in business and life. I know what I am capable of, I’ve seen glimpes of it my entire life. I’m proud of my story. But, I want to keep writing it.
I want to accomplish more: more happiness, more peace, more kindness, more patience, more meaningful time with my family, more faith, more success. I also want to accomplish less: less screen time, less worry, less stress, less anxiety, less of what doesn’t matter.
Cheers to making 2018 the best, most intentional year yet!
My Sweet Family