I swear, I blinked and the first month of the year was gone…. *poof* GONE!
There were so many good intentions I had geared up to kick of 2018, and well folks – we are running a little behind schedule! It is what it is.
It was a busy month, but I didn’t really get started on all the STUFF that I had planned.
I turn 40 very (very) soon. I told myself I was going to get back into a gym routine – haven’t stepped foot in there yet! I wanted to do 40 Random Acts of Kindness before my birthday – but I should have started a week ago! I have every intention of sharing more of the Young Living Oils and maybe grow that side gig a bit… Nope, haven’t done it. Write here more often… *crickets*
What I did do – a quick work trip to the freezing parts of the country, a week sick at home (with a sick kiddo too), volunteered at little league try outs, ER visit with my love (for when he tried to cut his finger off with a knife while working in the garage), moved a bunch of crap out of the garage and into the house to organize/put away (it is still sitting in a pile)…. a whole lot of busy, with no traction on my goals.
I am a planner. I like to have a plan, even if it goes to crap. The plan is still a guiding light in all the chaos. I am a go-with-the-flow kind of person, but I get a little anxious if I don’t have a vague outline of what is next. Okay, maybe more than a little anxious… It freaks me out to not have a plan.
So…. It is a new month. I still have 11 months to make 2018 kick ass. I am not at all stressed that I haven’t gotten things started yet. I still have a plan. It will still happen. If I start going to the gym now, all those New Years resolution people should have flaked out by now, and it will be less crowded. I can still do 40 Random Acts of Kindness in honor of my birthday – but I may not get it all done before – oh well… it is more important to plan them to have meaning and impact than to fit a schedule. And, I will work on that side gig – because everyone I love needs some oils in their life (I promise)!
It isn’t going to be easy, but I know I can crush my goals this year. And I will plan for new goals along the way. Getting old isn’t easy, and the number of tomorrows gets shorter and shorter….
You have a choice. You can spend your days wishing you had done things, or you can spend your days remembering all that you have done while planning for what the next day brings.
A challenge for each of you…. Get out of your own way. Live each day with potential. Tell people you love them. Show people your true colors. Don’t waste your life putting on a show, when you have so many better things to do. Here is the bottom line…. If you choose to be happy and be yourself, NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT FROM YOU! NO ONE! If people say you can’t do something, you should take complete pleasure in proving them wrong. You can do anything you set your mind to, and you don’t have to do it alone – just ask!
Happy February my friends…. go out and do something good!
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