Happy New Years everyone!
Hope 2014 is treating you thusfar…just wanted to do a quick update.
For the first time in YEARS I’m not doing a year-end/previous year recap. Lots of great things happened and some not so great things happened but most of all it was a year of GROWTH. And I want to keep that going…it’s just too much to recap. But my family grew, as we welcomed our son 🙂 We moved, and other life changes occurred. All in all, I’m grateful to see another year.
That being said? I’m starting off this year like never before. I created a 30 days of Gratitude Challenge group on facebook and have a blog as well that gets updated once a week for group members. 35 group members and myself are keeping a gratitude journal for the month of January, listing 5 things we are grateful for daily in it, and then sharing some with the group. This changed my life when I began doing it back during the Spring/Summer of 2012 and I wanted to begin the new year by giving thanks and re-establishing gratitude as a daily habit.
I’m also participating in 2 other challenge groups on facebook, 30 Days of Hustle, in which each of the group members commit to one goal for 30 days and do whatever necessary to reach that goal. My goal is to write the first 3 chapters of my book by the end of this month. I knew I would need help with that goal, so I joined the My 500 words group as well. Each day members are to write 500 words minimum. It’s designed to help us establish writing as a regular practice, and become better writers. It’s helped me tremendously in writing my book. I’ve just about finished my first chapter, although it’s a VERY rough draft.
I have other things going on that I can’t wait to share here, as soon as I’m able to. I am very busy and it’s a good thing…between job hunting, raising my son, taking care of a household/husband, and the projects I’ve listed above? Yeah. Lots of good things going on.
I will say I’m doing things that have been in the works for at least 5 years now, and I just decided to stop talking about it and just DO it. The key for me is to just do it before I can talk myself out of it. I’m a dreamer but I’m also a realist. And my realist side often stops me from chasing dreams. It’s been an ongoing problem for years now…but I’ve finally decided to let the desire of wanting to realize my dreams, outweigh all the ‘realist’ concerns/worries. Worries/Concerns become excuses. Excuses end up blocking your dreams and your dreams eventually die.
2014 has begun. Your dreams are sitting there, waiting for you to pick them up and run with them, tirelessly, until you achieve them.
Failure is almost guaranteed to be an obstacle on the way. But that is all it is, an obstacle. It doesn’t define your dreams. Not in the least.
Are you ready to LIVE the life you were designed to live? If so, let’s do this!