2018, You Weren't What I was Expecting
I’m the type of person who loves the start of a new year, a new season, a new month. I like the feeling of a 'fresh start' or being able to hit 'reset'. Now before I start planning for a new month/season/year, I always take some time to look back at the year before. So this Christmas season I spent some time reflecting on 2018.
Let's back track a bit... In December 2017 I was so excited for the holiday rush to be over so I could plan 2018. My brain was full of ideas and I was looking forward to breaking down my goals and dreams and seeing how I could grow and move AKA forward. I felt like I was on the verge of something huge in my business.
But as I looked back this year, I couldn't help but feel embarrassed by all that I didn't do. I didn't hit many (if any) major goals I had. My social media following declined, I sucked terribly at replying to messages, I only got 1 major collection out into the world, and I didn't even want to look at my sales for the year. I wasn't as far along as I really should have been.
I questioned if I should even keep going...
Then I heard Jameson in the background. The sound of his little voice snapped me back into reality.
I’m actually tearing up as I write this because 2018 was truly an amazing and miraculous year and to think of it as a failure in any regard breaks my heart.
This past year was a massive year of growth for me. Literally. I spent half of 2018 growing a tiny human then we welcomed him into our life! My main goal and priority was my family.
Instead of looking for all that I didn't accomplish (aka as failures in my head), I gave myself some grace and began counting my blessings and reflecting on all the things I did do!
Now we are nearly 2 weeks into the new year and I'm finally getting around to finishing this post [Seriously, I need all the grace I can get cause I have a baby and I haven't slept in 5 months. HA!] Before I wouldn't have even bothered finishing because I should have had it done on January 1st. Progress over perfection, right?
I'll be honest, I'm not quite finished nailing down my 2019 goals but I've picked a theme/intention for what I'd like 2019 to look like and I've been very careful about the goals I set this year. I want them to be intentional and meaningful, not just "Make $X per month" and once I'm finished, I'll make sure to share them here.
To help me with my goals/theme/intention this year, I have created a special piece that I want to share with you!
Meet the Navigator Necklace, it's my newest go-to piece. Not only does it go with everything but the compass is a symbol of guidance. When I wear the necklace it serves as a reminder of the direction I want to go this year.
I choose to NOT feel guilty or embarrassed for where I assumed I should be by now but I will look forward to all the opportunities to come!
If you would like your own Navigator Necklace (+ free goal setting worksheet), you can pre-order yours today!
Looking forward to growing and navigating through 2019 with you!
I love this Alex, Jameson is so very lucky to have you as his momma!