Well...it’s here. There is no turning back. Hello year 2015! As I look at my life in 2014, it was a roller-coaster with family visits, vacations to The Happiest Place on Earth, my sons first birthday, losing loved ones, starting a new and exciting writing job, my twins birthday, hubby turning 30, celebrating a 5 year wedding anniversary, spending our first thanksgiving without family, and spending Christmas with my family in Delaware.
As I look forward to 2015 and a new year I am excited to think of what it will bring. It will be our last full year here in FL due to my husband changing careers in 2016 and finishing his BS and MA degrees and looking for a new job in the mental health field.
Setting goals are important. They give you something to strive for. In my experience, setting goals for the year is too broad. I tend to set ones that I want to achieve in the next few months or weeks. I often set daily goals of things I would like to get done.
New beginnings and growth are hard for a lot of people. Its natural for people not to like change. People tend to get comfortable where they are at and not want to move forward in life, but without moving forward there can be no growth.
In a week I will have the opportunity to travel to visit my birth daughter and her family for the weekend. Alone. Something I have never done. Then I will travel on to California to meet up with 9 other amazing women and board a cruise ship for 5 days of soul workshops, sun, and relaxation. (Read about the BTG SOUL CRUISE) I know in order to do this, I must step way out of my comfort zone and leave my three young children. Something I have never done in my 5 years of being a mother. I know that if I allow myself to take in this experience that has been given to me and embrace this time for “me” I know I will grow by leaps and bounds. I will come home refreshed and renewed and ready to tackle life again.
I am so grateful for the many people sacrificing their time, money, work, and talents to make this trip possible for me.
I encourage you to take some time and reflect your past year. What did you accomplish. What you didn't. What you can improve on today, not just this year. What new things do you want to try.
Make a plan. Get up. Get going to a better you today. Bring it on 2015!
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