Is anyone else super excited that this year is finally here?! It felt like forever that it was coming. It felt so far away at so many times, but now that we're past it, I can't believe the holidays have come and gone! 2016 rocked me in every way... but I'm not going to get into that yet. Coming fresh out of 2016, I had goals in mind and things I want to kick butt at right away. I'm ready. Arms are wide open. Eyes are clear. Heart feels full and excited. I know that it's just another year and that we really can change the way we think or pursue life at any time, but this feels different. I never used to be a person of resolutions. It always felt fake and seemed like everyone was just coming up with something, to come up with something. But at the same time, isn't it kind of beautiful that we're all just trying at the same time to better ourselves? As much as the world around us seems really sucky, and as many times as I question "what in the world is that person doing??" it's kind of fun to know we're all at the starting line again. For whatever reasons you may have. It's somewhat exhilarating to know there are so many around us looking for small ways to better themselves, their neighbor, their home, etc.
I had it on my calendar to blog about our 2017 goals, and don't worry, that's totally what I'm doing today. But then I remembered that I hadn't come up with a list! Gah! I mean, I have so many floating around my spastic head, but I never organized. There are also so many that I'm trying to distinguish between personal and business, but I'm also finding as a small business owner, so many of my goals are going to be the both of those intertwined. This business is so much of me, so you're getting both. I will separate the two for a time here. So, here we go! I'm kind of writing this as I go. An in-the-moment kind of thing. I'm diggin' it.
2017 PERSONAL GOALS
EVERY LAUGH TOGETHER NOW AS I PRETEND I WANT TO WORK OUT MORE!
1. BE A MORNING PERSON. In all seriousness, I want to work out more! These two kind of tie together for me. I've gotten better at waking up early. Back when I was working my office job, I usually woke up at 5am to answer emails and do some work, go on a run, then worked from 8-5:30, then had emails, projects, meetings, etc. the rest of the day. Getting up early was a must! This year, I want to continue getting up early, exercising my body (even if it's just some stretches!), & taking care of me. I really do love to run when I get in the routine of it!
2. TEXT. I'm terrible at texting. To all of you who have experienced this - I am sorry. I am the queen of oh-look-at-this-new-text-ok-i-read-it-but-now-I'm-going-to-put-my-phone-down-real-fast-while-I-finish-this-one-thing-I'm-already-doing-and-then-I'll-pick-it-back-up-and-respond-and-oops-would-you-look-at-that-there-I-go-forgetting-again. (Also, are you curious if that ^^ took a lot of time to type? That sucked). I'm going to do better! Call me out on it, guys!
3. BE PRESENT. If you don't know, I have a million things I am doing. I'm also a creative. I'm also a dreamer. I also like to be spontaneous. I constantly have a million trillion bajillion thoughts floating around my head. Settle. Be intentional. Be present. Be interested. Take care of those around me. I want people to leave hanging out with me feeling renewed and encouraged. I think we all have a lot of love to give.
Photos of my hubby, pup and I, by Nicole Clarey Photography!