Hey y’all! Did you miss me?
2017 has been a crazy year for me filled with tons of highs and lows. As you all know I got engaged AND married this year. Those were definitely my highest points. Then, because what’s life without plot, the year took a turn in an…interesting direction that left me looking for a new job, my hubby looking for a new car, and a bizarre bout of hives. Yeah.
This year has been a roller coaster, but I don’t regret a single thing. I’ve learned just how much power there is in going through different seasons of life and I’ve learned to be extremely grateful for it all. For every tear I have grown stronger. For every moment of uncertainty I have felt my roots deepening. For every moment of sadness, I have had double the moments of laughter.
That said, there are a few things I’m more than happy to part with as we transition into 2018. Here’s what I’m leaving behind!
It’s human nature to second guess yourself but I’ve read enough to know that you don’t get big results by playing small. I know I’m smart, naturally gifted, and incredibly blessed, and surrounded by others who are all of those things. There’s no reason for me not to shoot for the best.
Not Following Through
It’s so easy to start something and then put it on the back burner when it gets inconvenient or boring. And Lord knows how forgetful I am. I can think of a handful of missed opportunities this year because I didn’t follow up or follow through on things I started. You can’t win if you don’t finish.
Talking Instead of Doing
I am super excited about all the plans I have for the blog and I want to make my inspired declaration about the direction I want to move in, blah blah blah. But I’m sure you’d much prefer me to actually publish the content and get to enjoy it in the moment. See what I did there? Now apply that principle to everything.
Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
Multiple. Streams. Of. Income.
Financial freedom is a key factor in the life I want to live. My husband and I am excited to build a legacy and work on our portfolio. At this point in the game, everyone knows you’ve gotta be getting deposits from more than one source.
Of course I have multiple goals I’ve written down and have done my vision board. I strongly encourage you to do this as well. Just keep in mind that planning is super important, but there’s no point in planning if you’re not executing.