Hi, friend! I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I am a bit of a dreamer. I love to make big plans and to get organized with all the things related to those big plans. For the last three or so years I have taken the end of a year and the beginning of the next to really think about what it is I feel in my bones I’m called to. Where do I want to be when I’m 80? What do I want to say I have done? What goals can I set right now to help me get there one day? I love this time of year. I get out my Powersheets, my journals, my calendar, my favorite pen, my colorful markers and highlighters. I mean…it looks like an office supply store in my living room floor. I write down all the things and see how all the things can and will happen.
The problem? While I felt these things in my heart and knew they were what I felt pulled to, I don’t know if I ever really worked on my belief in myself. Instead, I would make all these plans and then, I was like Dory, I would just keep swimming…just keep going…but for me…it was just barely. Through the depression. Through the anxiety. Through the fears. I was swimming, but I was also fighting against the current.
Last year something big happened. I started to make a mind shift. I started to learn how and see how the “magic” combination for success is an unbreakable faith…a belief…a knowing paired with hard work and determination. Not only that, I found something that really truly helped with my depression and anxiety, which allows me to believe. When I visualize the end of this year, I know in my heart what can and will be when I pair together that faith and that determination.
My ultimate goal is to live a long and healthy life filled with moments where I have chosen love…where I am constantly connected to the one who created me and that still small voice…that light…inside me and I use that to guide me. I leave fear behind. I use the gifts that God has given to me to serve those I come into contact with. I want to love and serve big and loud.
My 2019 goals to get me there…
Grow in faith and a constant connection to God and that still small voice.
How (my mini goals):
Begin and end my days with gratitude.
Attend and be active in our church.
Read the Bible daily.
Pray with Steff.
Keep the Sabbath.
Create a gratitude routine with my family.
Cultivate healthy, sustainable habits to grow a healthy life…physically and mentally. (I feel like I would be a fraud if I didn’t mention that I am writing this while drinking a Pepsi and eating a chocolate chip cookie. Monday…I’ll start Monday.)
Create a routine that clicks with me and takes some of the need for will power away.
Move my body every day.
Early to bed, early to rise.
Write goals/visualizations every day.
Meditate and pray daily.
Eat clean foods that nourish my body 90% of the time.
Grow a life giving, peaceful home…full of joy, love, and empathy.
Continue to learn and grow in becoming a more peaceful parent.
Create new sustainable rituals and habits to grow connection and trust in each other and allows each of us to thrive.
Have a fun, love filled vacation and other adventures.
Only allow things into our home and our life that matches our “personal style” (more on this later) and get rid of the clutter.
Grow a successful garden.
Love my little family well daily and remember “I get to”.
Grow a love filled business to (insert double income) and show my people (by the way…you are my people) how absolutely loved they are.
Create a VIP group.
Say yes and just do the things I feel pulled to over and over again.
Begin mentoring and create resources that will serve.
72 shoots this year.
Create sustainable marketing plan.
Automate and streamline workflow.
Stay up to date with finances.
Create a routine.
Hire out editing.
Love Bret well.
1 trip together
Join each other in personal development.
Big kiss and hug when he gets home from work.
It all looks like so much when I type it out like that, but it’s all really do-able and most are about creating habits. No matter what…each goal has to be filled with so much grace and love. It’s not about perfection. It’s about the journey. It’s about letting go of the fear and moving forward. Knowing that this is what I’m meant for…being flexible in the how…and working hard to move towards the goal…no matter how slowly I get there.