On Monday I talked about my method for establishing goals, whether they may be personal or professional, for a new year. After sharing that post I thought it may be a good idea to share those goals on here as a constant reminder to myself of what my intentions are for the year to come. This is something that isn’t easy for me to do- elaborate on my goals or resolutions, so be patient with me if I seem to ramble! 🙂
- Live fearlessly. This sounds so cliché, but for the better part of 2016 I lived with fear. I quit my good paying job to start my dream business and, to be honest, that still scares the shit out of me. I left behind a constant salary, never worrying about bills or whether it was okay to go splurge on a nice dinner. My hubs and I had it made. We were both making good money and were able to live as we pleased. The only problem was that I was so unhappy. I would come home and wouldn’t speak for at least an hour just to decompress from the work day. Leaving this environment was actually not an extremely hard decision for me, for I knew what I really wanted to do in life, but the fear of the unknown can really make you second guess all of your decisions. My goal for 2017 is to not let fear cloud my decisions. Trust my gut more. Life is too short to not live to the fullest!
- Be Present. My hubs will be the first to tell you that I am on my phone way. too. much. It drives him absolutely crazy. Between InstaStories, Snapchat, and Facebook Live it’s easy to get caught up in social media’s ever-changing technology. If you aren’t careful it will literally take over your life. There was a point where I was constantly checking social media. Always checking to see what I should be doing, or how I should be marketing my brand. It became a problem and I had to take a step back and really ask myself, “What are you trying to accomplish?”. I wanted to stay current, but it was taking over my life. It’s hard to be creative and come up with unique content if you are always so concerned with what others are doing. I have found it much more beneficial to only allow certain times of the day to be dedicated to social media. It allows me to keep up with my business, but also live my personal life.
- Have Faith. This is, and always has been, a constant struggle for me. Trusting that God’s plan is bigger than mine. I’m incredibly independent and like to do things my way, so having faith that God will take care of me is not something that is easy for me to understand. I think this is where fear starts to take over your mind when you start to lose site of the bigger picture. That you are alone on this path, making many decisions almost blindly. Talking about this isn’t easy for me. I’m not an avid church-goer and I don’t read my Bible like I should. I don’t attend weekly studies, nor do I pray as often as I should. I’m not saying that I should be doing all of these things, but I would like to get back to praying/meditating every day in 2017. Taking time out of the day to be thankful for my current blessings. “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” This quote is one that I always find to ring true. When we take a step back and realize all that we have been blessed with (health, friendship, prosperity) we live a better life.
So cheers to 2017! Here’s to hoping we all can live a more full life and truly appreciate all that we have been blessed with! 🙂