JANUARY IN REVIEW
I know, I’m a little late hopping on the “New Year” bandwagon. But as January is coming to a close I wanted to take the time to reflect on how month 01 has set the tone for the next 11 months to come.
Mind you, I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. In fact, until this year I had never given the holiday a second thought. But for some reason this year was different, and it wasn’t so much a change in my perspective as it was pure instinct. I knew, and I mean I could feel it in my bones.. there was definitely something special about 2018.
I look back at December 2017, having had so many goals and plans laid out for the new year. One thing or another happened during the holidays and I crashed and burned. About a week into January, as the storm began to settle something inside of me set on fire. I realized there is a time for dreaming, and then there’s a time for creating. If I was actually going to accomplish what I had intended for myself this year, then I would have to take action. This would mean being myself, unapologetically, in the purest form and setting the bar high. New year, same me, higher standards.
I decided I was done settling. Done settling for anything that would prevent me from reaching my goals, and experiencing pure bliss - whether it be from inside myself or from the people I had surrounded myself with. I was done accepting all the things I “couldn’t” do and determined to do them anyway. Because let's face it, life's too short for regrets.
Now, four weeks in, and I’m already experiencing the benefits of this upgraded mindset. It’s crazy what a simple shift in attitude can do for one’s life. I literally wake up every morning excited for what comes next...
2018, I welcome you with open arms, my head held high, and my standards even higher. xo