It’s been a long time since my last post and I think the easiest way to explain it is this: 2015 was not a good year for me. I made some decisions that I wasn’t happy with and that permeated everything I did. I woke up in the morning dreading what the day was going to bring and living with a dark cloud hanging over me. I felt overwhelmed and disconnected. I couldn’t write, because I’d always promised myself that I would write with positivity. That this blog would be a space for hope and happiness.
This morning when I woke up, a simple phrase was running through my head. Live with Intention. I thought about it for a while and realized that this is what I want for myself for 2016. To me, it means less time wasted scrolling endless on Facebook. It means following through with my goals and not allowing myself to be side tracked by fear. It means getting back to spending the kind of time I want with my family. Time where I’m present and not thinking about a to do list that seems endless. Most of all it means living life honestly.
2016 is a big year for me. It marks my 20th year in business… my 40th year on this planet… my baby will start Kindergarten… I’ll celebrate 10 years of marriage… the list is endless of the milestones that are coming. And for each of them, I want to be at my best. I want to wake up in the morning and instead of looking at everything that needs to get done, I want to return to being grateful for everything that I have. A roof over my head, food in my stomach and a wonderful family to share it all with.
So this is my plan. January is a month of cleaning and organizing. It’ll be spent finally tackling some of the things that have been weighing on me for a long time. It’ll be a time to put a game plan together. A time to focus and be clear. I’ll be sharing some of my journey here and I would love to hear what you’re doing. What’s your word or phrase for 2016?
Happy New Year!