Some people use New Years as their time of new beginnings, new resolutions and new perspectives, but I think it’s necessary to have multiple reminders throughout the year to reflect on goals, both personally and professionally, and check-in to see where I am in life and if I am making the appropriate steps to achieve what I want in life.
Now that summer is coming to an end (how did September get here so fast?!), I think this is the perfect time of year to reflect on the past couple of months, make new resolutions and set new goals. Personally, I believe September is the new January. I mean, it makes total sense – the end of summer and start of a new season – feels like a fresh start! And I know for me, it feels like a special kind of fresh start – it’s time to get serious, buckle down and get back to work (whatever that means to us). To be honest, I even use my birthday as another occasion to reflect and make new resolutions.
As I look all the way back to January, my perspective on life wasn’t the most positive (getting a little deep here). I was dealing with a lot earlier this year and without getting too personal – let’s just say I was ready to give up on everything and everyone in my life. Yes, maybe I was being a little dramatic but I’d just turn 29 a few weeks earlier and my life was no where near where I thought it would be. I was never too overachieving where I thought I would be a millionaire by now but I figured I’d be settled in my career and relationships – and I wasn’t…wasn’t even close. I had my first anxiety attack, which was scary, I felt lost and unsure of everything around me, the first 3 months of 2018 was one of the most challenging times in my entire life (yes, I can say and confirm this. My teen angst years had nothing compared to what I went through).
But after many days, hours and minutes I spent feeling sorry for myself, I realized that feeling sorry for myself isn’t going to get me anywhere. I needed to seize every moment and every opportunity if I wanted to make a change to better myself. Right then and there I decided that I’m going to stop making excuses for myself and make everything happen for me!
Fast forward to present day, I am probably in one of the more better places, mentally, physically and emotionally in my life than I’d ever been. I was driven to be in a place in my life where I was actually happy and with that I’ve mended relationships, let go of things that didn’t bring value to my life and gained a fresher perspective on what I need to propel me to being what I’ve always wanted to be… a #bossbabe.
What I’ve accomplished so far in 2018:
- Went on vacation to the Philippines and checked-off a few islands off my bucket list
- Published a new blog post every week (this was a goal I set for myself back in June)
- Got my finances in order (this took a lot longer than I expected – lol)
- Got a new job
New goals for the rest of 2018:
- Increase my savings account by 50%
- Propel my brand even further by working with more brands that resonate with my values
- Work out at least 4 times a week
- Set better boundaries – unplug from social media once a week
A lot can happen in a year, so don’t be disheartened when you think your life is going off the rails – it will get better! The first half of the year has taught me to be more patient and fight for what I want and believe in. Honestly, without the lows in our life how would we ever appreciate the highs?
Well, I digress… thanks for reading my life rant. I’m so happy that I’m able to share all of this with you guys and I hope I inspire you to always keep striving and fighting. Remember whether you are hating or loving life, YOU had something to do with it. The best part is you can change your life and change your way of seeing the world at any moment – each day you can make new choices, different choices, better choices at any time to improve your life in many positive and good ways. So, why not make it the best life you’ve ever dreamed of and more.
Until next time.