I am not a resolution girl. For me choosing a word of the year feels like a tangible way for me to guide my intentions and aspirations for the coming year. So, this year my word is GROWTH.
Here is how I plan to see GROWTH in my life this year:
Professional: I have worked part-time for the past six years, and have loved it. I recently have accepted a new full-time position, which means lots of new challenges and skills to develop. It is also requiring lots of adjustment at home to this new schedule.
I love my blog and instagram. I plan to continue working to grow and build what I have created here, as well as, working toward new brand partnerships and nurturing the ones I have currently. In this world of social media, it’s easy to feel “left out or excluded” from events when you don’t get the “invite”. I spent the past year being included in more, but also just not attending some because of schedule conflicts Then you see the pics, and think “I should have gone.” This year, it is going to be about attending what fits my brand, not thinking twice about the invites I don’t get, and definitely not regretting the ones I didn’t attend!
Personal: This is it…I turn 50 this year! Fit to Fifty is ON! I want to make my diet and exercise a priority. I am re-comitting to eating well, exercising regularly, drinking more water, and getting more sleep.
Social media can be a time sucker. When you’re focusing on building your brand, it can become all-consuming. I am planning to “check in” my phone every night at 9pm (just like I require of my 13-year-old) …because there is nothing more important than being a good example of my own rule!
Books are on my list! Last year I can count on one hand the books I read, and it is not the whole hand! I love to read. So by putting my phone down and logging off, it leaves time to read before bed.
Most of all, spending time with my family and friends. My boys are thriving in their personal careers, and I am still lucky to still have them under my roof, but I know those days are limited…they are ready to fly. I do not want to regret a single moment that I didn’t spend with them because I was on my phone or at an event that I felt like I “should” attend. I also have a 13-year-old daughter that watches everything I do. I want her to see in me an example of balance in self, career and family.
So here’s to 2018! A year of GROWTH in healthy habits, personal and professional success, and meaningful relationships.