Happy New Year! I don’t think I am the only one to be thrilled to say goodbye to 2017, however I do have mixed emotions about my 2017. I was handed a lot of hardship, stress and unforeseen circumstances that were challenging to the extreme. However had I not been through all of those experiences I would not be the strong woman that stands here about to face what comes my way in 2018.
I suppose you could say I am grateful for how I handled and moved through 2017 because I am a badass heading into 2018! I love the idea of wiping the slate clean from one year to another, but why must it be called “resolutions” – why not goals or intentions for the upcoming year instead? The definition of resolution is “a firm decision to do or not to do something; the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.” The words “firm” and “solving” feel quite rigid and I believe you should have more fluidity. Do you agree? What you set out with a goal or intention may evolve as you work through them – why limit yourself? Like a work of art it should evolve, build on one another, morph a few times until it feels and looks right. Allow external forces to into the mix – see how it shakes it up.
Keep your mind open – while something may feel like a roadblock it may instead be detour to get you back on track.
One of my goals for 2018 is to launch my new consulting and coaching business. I thank you for supporting it by reading my blog while I am still building it. While this is a firm goal and a solve to my “working mom” guilt, it is also something that takes time, patience and determination. And launching my business vs. making it my full time career is very different.
As I’ve learned in 2017, obstacles are thrown out you daily and while I would love to make a full career transition this year (that is my DREAM!), I also know it may not happen. I will work towards that end, but I also need to realistic knowing what else is on my plate. I have more certifications I am working towards, a full time career, two children who depend on me, an ill parent and so much more. I know I am preaching to the choir. All of our plates are full – with different items. So to that end I am setting goals for myself that are attainable while feeling like a stretch – with the resolution of achieving them.