It is always exciting to welcome a new year!
So this year is no different . . .
I have been anticipating this new year for a while now.
For some reason it seems like a big deal.
Maybe it’s because I have big goals for my business this year . . .
I invested in a really great planner and I intend to live a bit more “intentionally”. Whitney English developed a planner called the Day Designer. “O.K. it’s a planner, big deal.” you may be saying. Yes. It is just a planner. It is also a really pretty planner. What I have discovered is the community surrounding this planner is huge! There are a few worksheets in the front of the planner that are developed to help you discover what your core principles are and when you do this to then plan your days and weeks and year according to your true purpose. I know I waste a lot of time spinning in circles and wondering where I put this and who needs to be picked up and then at the end of the day I am just exhausted and do it all over again the next day. The years quickly slip by and I never do get that recipe book put together, or photos organized, or whatever else I have had on my to do list for many years! In 2015 I am going to intentionally plan my time, spending the most time on the things that matter most.
Maybe it’s because I am turning 40 . . .
I never thought age would bother me . . . honestly, it kind of is. I have a feeling like I’ve never had before that it’s “now or never”! For years I have focused on raising my beautiful babies and never really thought about my personal goals. After all my family is everything, so if they are happy, I am happy. This year I do have things I want to do.
Maybe it’s because I want to feel my best . . .
In high school I was a runner. The last 20 years I have been so busy being Mom I have not ran more than a dozen times. I want to feel strong and vibrant and focus more on fitness. I am thankful I am healthy and I want to be my best.
I was a snowboarder. I mean the kind that would buy a season pass and spend the weekends on the mountain. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we recently went snowboarding with the family. My husband wanted to take our girls snowboarding. I almost stayed home. I was sure I would never remember how to snowboard! I am so glad I went despite myself! Turns out, snowboarding is like riding a bike . . . you don’t forget! I had so much fun on the slopes again!
Maybe 2015 is the first year I really feel it is possible to do whatever I put my mind to. Maybe after 40 years I have matured enough to believe “I can do it”!
I am writing my goals down.
I am believing they are possible.
I am excited for what is ahead.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind!
I loved this quote by C.S. Lewis and I want to remember in 2015 that there are so many possibilities ahead it is only “ME” that limits what can be done! Here’s to a great year, my friends!
There it is. Honestly.
Best wishes for 2015!