Happy 2018 everyone! I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all who’ve followed along with my blog journey in the last year, I sure appreciate it.
Now that we’re officially into 2018 and settling back into a routine I find it’s been much easier to set my sights on what I’d like to accomplish this year (and hopefully it’s the same for you!). I’m not really one for making resolutions, but rather I like to set goals in different areas of my life. I generally set a health/fitness one along with some kind of educational one. I like to look for ways I can learn something new each year and for me, that’s pretty important. Having the opportunity to learn new things is a privilege and one that I want to experience as much as I can. I’m looking for ways to be a better mother, a better boss and an overall better human being. Striving to grow in all areas is a beautiful thing, but it has to be balanced. And that can be tricky. We (mostly I) need to remember that sometimes even the smallest efforts can be showcased as doing our best. I know for me (and most can relate) I’m generally my toughest critic, so this year will be about accepting myself more and recognizing that I’m simply doing the best that I can in any given situation. No more negative self talk and feelings of inadequacy. Self love is where it’s at!
I don’t like to spend too much time dwelling on the previous year, I’m more of a “look back on the good memories and move along” kind of person. 2017 was a year of learning, strength, patience, determination and new beginnings. I’ve pinpointed what I’d like to take forward into 2018 with me and also the things I want to leave behind in 2017. One thing I’ve come to terms with is that focusing on the past won’t help you in the present or into the future either. We tend to get hung up on certain past events (or even people) and it slows us down from embracing the life we have in the present day. Life happens sooooo quickly and things can change in an instant. Say thank you to 2017 for the lessons and blessings it gave you and run full tilt into 2018 with your arms wide open (I know I am). You’re not living in the past year anymore so it doesn’t make sense to keep your thoughts there. You’ll thank yourself later, trust me. It’s quite freeing to leave any baggage or less than stellar memories behind and once you do, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
One common theme I’ve been seeing/reading is that many are predicting 2018 to be the year when things all finally come together (I’m really hoping “they” are right). 2017 was the year where a lot of people started new adventures, said good bye to things no longer serving them and stepped forward onto new paths. Now, this year is the time when all those efforts and courageous first steps are about to pay off. This will likely come as a relief to most, but whether “they” are true or not, you can make it a year of abundance and prosperity if you want to. If you continuously put in small, consistent efforts each and everyday, then you will eventually hit success in whatever areas of life you’re working on. Last year made us look at what was truly important to us, what we wanted in life and how we were going to make it happen. This is the year when those visions will come to life and the changes you’ve always wanted will finally stick, as long as you keep your efforts and positivity up of course 😉
I hope you all are starting this new year off with a smile on your face and a grateful heart. We all deserve to have good things come our way and I hope that it does for many of you. So go set some goals, get excited for another year of opportunities and fill each day with love and happiness. Pay attention to what matters most to you and look forward with optimism to the journey that 2018 has in store for you. I wish you all the best year yet 💞✨