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Happy New Year!
Can you believe a new year has just begun? Now you know what that means! New year, new goals & a new mindset! If you’ve been following for awhile now you know I’m not quite fond of a New Year’s Resolution’s so I do not do them. For the last few years my focus has been about building habits and I’ve found some success with it. As with everything in life, there are always ways to improve those habits I didn’t particularly succeed at. For 2022 I wanted to go back to the basics to really crack down on achieving my goals.
2022 For Me
What will 2022 mean for me? This pandemic has made the past few years very HARD! We’re all struggling in one way or another just trying to be safe, trying to get through the hardships of life and finding time to enjoy life. I think the hardest part about still being in the midst of a still raging pandemic is that life still goes on. It absolutely sucks that even years later we still don’t have a clear solution to try and contain the situation surrounding COVID. For this reason, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of our front line Healthcare workers. They really have been working tirelessly for the passed few years. I sincerely hope and pray that we can find a solution and the end will be in sight.
2022 for me means I have a lot of work to do. There are some goals that I’ve been trying to accomplish for years and I still haven’t done it. I’m so embarrassed mostly because the reality is I could’ve had them done, I just didn’t do them. So buckling down and being discipline will be very important for me this year. I think there comes a time in your life where you have to just stop and tell yourself “Okay, that’s enough. No more excuses. No more procrastinating. I have got to accomplish these goals.” I’ve had this exact epiphany where I had to do some self reflecting and realize I can be better. I am solely responsible for myself and I need to keep that in mind.
What Will My Motto Be?
What will my 2022 motto be? CONFIDENCE! Some thing I know that I lack but desperately crave is confidence. I’m very proficient at faking confidence but I want to be able to embody it. I want to really and truly believe in myself, to remind myself “yeah, you are that girl. You are capable of achieving your goals.” How am I going to do this?
2020 gave me the biggest mental and emotional burnout I have ever experienced. 2021 was a dumpster fire mentally for me. So coming off back to back challenging years I really have no intentions of 2022 being another mentally taxing year. Getting a good and consistent self care routine will probably be one of my main focuses this year. It is absolutely without question true that you cannot pour from an empty cup. I saw this firsthand as I was so scattered mentally that it affected me in a way I could not give enough of myself for all of the defining parts in my life.
A Look Back
2021 was great for quite a few things for me. First and foremost I left a job with a company I had been with for almost 5 years. It was very hard to do because it was familiar to me, I enjoyed the people around me. It just got to the point where I knew it was time to go. Second, I started a small business making yummy treats. I had never done anything like this before so it was very nerve racking and very overwhelming. I participated in 3 markets that really helped me realize my potential. Third, I went on my very first DATE! Yes, this is a big deal because of my story, I’ve kept myself closed off for such a long time that it was just a habit for me. Lastly, I knew it was time to make some changes that I felt were very necessary to becoming the person I want to be.
So going back to How am I going to do this? Creating a balance between the varying sides of myself as a small business owner, a young adult blogger and just a normal person is where it begins. Actively using my planner and setting aside to prioritize the business, giving the proper time and attention to blogging while also making time to do self care things. 2021 showed me that it is up to me to make all of these things work. No one is going to do it for me so holding myself accountable and being responsible will play an impactful role for me.
This Will Be My Year!
2022 will be my year because I am going to make it my year! Time waits for no one so all we can do is make use of the time we do have! Instead of waiting around for my year, I am determined to make 2022 a great year for me. While the thought of trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone makes me anxious, getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, is what’s going to be a game changer this year. There are opportunities every where when we can look past our comfort zones.
May 2022 Be Very Prosperous For You!
With whatever your goals may be, I hope 2022 will be very prosperous you! Thank you for sticking with me on this adventure called life. It’s not always an easy ride but it sure makes for some great stories and fond memories!