PLOT TWIST!

Sometimes you just have to yell “PLOT TWIST!” and move on.

I hate it when the plans in my head don’t happen in real life. It’s depressing and I spend too much time dwelling on it.

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I had a plot twist moment last month that made me finally realize I can’t manipulate my future into what I think it should be like. I’m exactly where I need to be and I need to make the best of it.

So here are a few things I’m working on to do that…

Get A Vision For My Future Self

I’m not talking about the question, “where do you see yourself in five years.”  I more like the question, “what type of person do you want to be in five years.”  YESSSS!  That’s a question I can answer 🙂

What kind of person do you want to be?  What are the small steps you can take today to make that a reality?   For me, I want to be a well respected public relations professional.  I can learn new skills and brush up on the old ones (SEO, social media advertising, website development, etc.).  I’m going to make a list of what I want to accomplish and then check them off one at a time.

I also made it my goal this week to complete the Career Contessa worksheet focused on career vision  I’ll let you know how that goes…

Slow The &%$# Down!

Obviously this is a skill that I’m really, really, really bad at.  I’m committing myself to slow down and enjoy the season I’m in.  I’ve been so focused on getting to the next goal that I’m not slowing down and seeing the great things happening right now.

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Here’s how I’m doing that…

  • Stop mindlessly scrolling through my phone at night.  What else could I be doing that makes me better?  I’m getting better at putting my phone down and designing.  That makes me happier than wasting my time scrolling social media.  It’s also more productive for my Esty shop 🙂
  • Stop and look at my surroundings.  I look at our beautiful house I thought we would never have and appreciate the great family we’ve created.
  • Take a good look at my husband and children.  They’re growing up so fast.  I want them to know I love them and I’m always here.  That means slowing down and investing in my husband and children.

Thank you God for giving me a big reality check.  Your ways are better than my ways.  I just wish I knew exactly what they were.  In the meantime, I’m going to yell “PLOT TWIST!” and settle down to enjoy this season of my life 🙂

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xo,

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Fearless in 2019

Hello 2019! I’ve been waiting on you. 2016 was the year that broke me. 2017 was the rebuilding year. 2018 was the year of changes. 2019 is the year I’m throwing my fear aside and taking on new challenges that I’ve talked myself out of for the past several years.

My word for 2019 is fearless. I will make a deliberate choice to not worry about what other people think of me. I have abandoned so many projects because I was worried about what other people would think about it.

I have all the other typical resolutions for the new year…drinking more water, being healthier, etc. But that’s not enough. I want to go deeper into strengthening my character and living my best life. I intend to do that in 2019.

I’m heading into my mid-30s and way overdue to take care of myself both personally and professionally. A big goal I have this year is to obtain my Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). This scares me a lot but I’m ready to tackle it. I have put this task off since 2016! It’s incredibly sad when I think about how much time I have wasted.

So here’s to a new year of infinite possibilities and great things to come 🙂

Cheers!