Not all who wander are lost.
It’s officially the new year…2017! Wow does time fly. I’ve been reflecting on the road that I have traveled on not only in 2016, but years prior to that.
I am not the same person I am today than I was 4 years ago, that I know for a fact.
In relation to that, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and status’ on “A New Year. A New Me!” I think that is a great thought and all but I have to take a step back and really understand that phrase. It just doesn’t resonate for me and hey, that’s ok.
For 2017, there is no new me.
I’ve toiled and soiled through some great challenges and somehow really by the grace of God, I’ve managed to overcome them, in which I never thought I would. Tell me if you’ve had that feeling before, please tell me!
Reflecting on all of what 2016 has brought me, I was…I’ve been happy with the person I was in 2016. It was a year of the “re-“. What I mean by that it is that I re-did a lot to keep improving…to keep going. I re-imagined dreams. I re-applied myself to my work, I re-told a lot of positive self-talk daily. I re re re re re re really focused on progress as whole.
I refined, retuned, repolished, refocused and reclaimed all of what is important to me.
I freakin’ turned 30 for crying out loud. I traveled to Mexico & Europe by myself. I started to really take off with my lettering business. I aced my first semester of MBA school. I got the job promotion I’ve been working hards towards. SHOOT. Why do I still keep bogging down on myself. Life is dandy right…but somehow we always find a way to fall short. This isn’t all new…it’s all ongoing improving and progressing.
Things are also completely different in your 20’s and when you hit the 30 milestone, you don’t care what others think anymore. You do you. Seriously. It’s true. Finally it’s happened. Comparison really is thief of joy and I am guilty of it. It’s one of my greatest weaknesses. I do it all the time and it really is a silent killer to your wholeness. I’ve accomplished so much this year, why do I keep looking elsewhere when everything is right in front of me.
That time when I was hanging with this fountain lion in Vienna, Austria.
With that being said, I’m not giving you a new me in 2017. The 2016 version me was well on it’s way and has arrived at 2017’s doorstep.
I’m giving an ever-so-ongoing-and-improving 2017 me.
2017 is unclear on what it will bring but my focus this year is on making my mark. Small, big…whatever it is. Making my mark each day in a loving and positive way. Back to this again and always will…to be a light.
With that, I have 3 main goals I hope to achieve this year.
- FINALLY launch my etsy shop for my lettering and calligraphy pieces. I’ve dreamed of bringing my work to a shop and spreading light through there. I want to…I need someone to kick me in the butt ASAP to do this. HELP.
- Take a mini sabbatical trip by myself and explore a city I’ve never gone too.
- Start thinking towards a more overall healthier outlook in life. I’m in my 30’s now so no more messing up on your health.
What is a goal you hope to conquer this year? I would love to know your motto that you are living by…thoughts, comments on what I just shared all above. Comment below…I can’t wait to hear them.
God Bless Your 2017.
In the light,