Happy New Year! I know I’m a little late, okay more than a little late but better late than never right? It’s the first day of the 3rd month already – this year seems to be going by rather quickly. Last year by now, we had no idea that in barely 2 weeks, life as we knew it would take a very drastic turn. To be fair most of us are still recovering from everything that 2020 was and lowkey what 2021 started out to be. However, we finally have is a glimmer of hope and a semblance of a return to normalcy with the development and roll out of the covid-19 vaccines.
I started this year with high hopes. After doing a bit of reflection on how last year went, I realized I was missing something significant that was affecting my quality of life without my realising it. In a previous post, I wrote about how I had started to really think about what my purpose is and started setting short-, mid-, and long-term goals. Well, this year, I have decided to take it a step further and really spend time trying to figure out exactly what my reason for being is. Before this year ends, I want to be able to articulate the vision I have for my life. If I’m being completely honest, I have been playing it safe for the last few years. While my life has been a series of plot twists, both pleasant and not-so-pleasant, I have not been nearly as intentional and as consistent as I could have been. I have given myself a lot of grace because I have needed it, but I also realise how important it is for me to be intentional about the kind of life I want. Things are not going to just happen out of the blue. I need to be deliberate in building the right habits, being consistent…basically I need to put in the effort and do the work.
An example of an area in which I have not been half as consistent as I should is with this blog. One of my goals about 2 years ago was to be consistent with my writing, but here we are almost 5 months since my last blog post. I started writing this post at the beginning of the year, but I always found an excuse for stopping after writing a few words . Excuses ranged from tiredness, lack of motivation and inspiration, lack of ideas – you get the picture. I had also convinced myself that the first post after a long break needed to be amazing – I needed to come back with a bang. However, one of the ladies in a group I’m a part of shared a quote by Sheryl Sandberg during our monthly meeting yesterday that spoke volumes to me – “Done is better than perfect.” I don’t know about you but if I’m not 100% pleased with my output (work, writing, etc.), I won’t share it. It makes me wonder the opportunities I have missed out on because I failed to put myself, through my content, out there because it was less than perfect. So, I’m starting with this post. It’s not perfect but it is done. And I hope you enjoy reading it.
My goal for this year is to be intentional and consistent in taking steps to building the life that I want. These might seem like the latest buzzwords but for me, they provide me with a path to achieving my goals. A few areas I’m committing to being intentional and consistent this year are:
- Writing (this blog, journaling, content writing for businesses)
- Working out
- Finances (saving and investing)
Is there anything you hope to do differently or accomplish this year? Tell me about it in the comments.
Until next time!