THANK U, NEXT.
What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t wrap my year up in a post?
Just kidding, I’m not going to ask anyone to suffer through “my year in review.” If you’re following along on Instagram, there is no need for it and quite frankly, I don’t need to bore you regardless.
I think we can all agree 2020 sucked. Along with teaching me the importance of time with loved ones, how to get through a pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum during a pandemic, 2020 lit a fire in me. A fire I’ve known was here all along but never had the courage to act on.
All that time spent at home, I was able to reevaluate my life, my wants, needs. I am going into 2021 way more confident and ready than ever to make my dreams a reality. While having a baby is certainly a distraction, it also allowed me to focus and be more motivated than ever.
So, without actually calling them resolutions (because are those still even a thing) here are some of the goals I am holding myself accountable for in 2021.
I’m Done Wasting My Time It’s Far Too Precious
Whether it be saying no to an event (what even are those) I don’t want to attend or finding ways to make my Saturday mornings more productive, I’m done wasting my time. My energy has to go into things that fuel me, motivate me, or make me happy. There is no time to be sucked into things that drain you.
Pursue My Passion
If you’re not new here, I think I’ve made the message loud and clear. I love to write. I love to blog. I’ve never given blogging or writing the attention it deserves in my life. No more excuses. Writing makes my soul happy it makes me feel lighter and truly allows me to disconnect for a while. I’m diving all the way in on this. I’m done minimizing what I love to do.
Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway
In so many instances I’ve allowed fear to hold me back. Fear of what others may think, fear of failure, fear of sucking at something. NO MORE. Life is a series of failing and getting back up and trying again. If you’re afraid of public opinion or fear, you will remain stuck.
Living Life by Design
I want to work for myself. I want to incorporate my passion into what I do. I want to spend more time with my son, who is changing by the day. I want to focus more on our home and not spend my weekends doing chores to set us up for a successful week. I’ve been so lucky that this pandemic has forced me to work from home but knowing there is an end date makes me feel even more motivated. I’m grateful for my career but it’s time for a change in direction.
While 2020 was a HOT mess, I hope it allowed you the time to refocus too. We learned some hard lessons but it’s always best to make something of hard lessons learned.
As always, I am so grateful to anyone who is taking the time to read my blogs and follow along on my journey. Meeting and chatting with new friends has been a bright spot for me in 2020.
While I know life will just snap back to normal on January 1, 2021, perhaps it can be the start of something so much better than normal. I wish you so much happiness, success and, most importantly health in the new year.