Happy New Year!
Yes, I know it’s February. Yes, I know this should have been posted in January but this quote I found a friend’s Instagram feed pretty much sums up how I feel right now about the New Year, Goals, etc.
If I was being honest, I feel like February is going to be another trial month and that 2017 won’t really begin for me until March because I’m still trying to get organized. I had every intention of starting the new year with a bang. I had completed the prep work for my power sheets. I was brainstorming my word for the year and was listing big goals for 2017 all to kick off in January.
Then life happened and I ended up taking an extended break….
There’s more to say about this extended break and I know this may come off as cryptic but I’m still having a hard time finding the words to talk about this so for now, this is as much as I can share and hope to share more in the future when the words are easier to say.
The one thing I can say about this extended break is it caused me to re-evaluate everything. My word for the year, my goals and big plans for 2017. In the end, I shifted my priorities and wanted to focus more on doing what brought me joy and came from the heart and less focus on hustle. What I knew I needed this year more than anything was Grace.
Grace to grow this business in a way that worked best for me. Grace to have goals that are not based in hustle but come more from the heart and to really block out all the noise. More than anything grace to allow myself time to do absolutely nothing if I choose and to not judge myself for not pushing harder with my business or in my daily life. From all of these thoughts, I realized my word for the year had to be Grace.
If I didn’t do anything else in 2017 one thing I knew I needed to do is practice more Grace for myself, my business and the people in my life. Instead of chasing, hustling, and glorifying busy, I’m opting for a slow and more intentional approach. I’m getting back to the heart of what matters to me and allowing my business and my life to grow organically and not worry to much about the pace or what anyone else is doing. That’s a tall order and one that will be a true challenge for me. I already know this but I’m committed to making this happen this year.
When I look back on 2016, I was glorifying busy. Trying to keep up with what everyone else is doing. Pushing to do things I didn’t really want to do and having so many things fail spectacularly. What’s crazy is I was willing to keep going and do this all over again in 2017, which is madness I know so I’m thankful that life and divine intervention stepped in a caused me to pause, reflect and start over.
While I’m a bit behind on the goals, and I haven’t filled out my monthly powersheets yet and we’re a month and a half into 2017. It’s OK because I’m giving myself a whole lot of Grace to walk this path at my own pace knowing some days I’ll be successful and some days won’t go as planned and it’s cool. That’s the blessing of Grace.
If you’re like me and still getting started for 2017 or feel the need to restart don’t worry you’re not alone. Go a head and start and re-start as many times as you need to this year and give yourself Grace to begin until you’re on the path that feels right to you.
Have a great day!