Most years I make a super unrealistic list of goals I plan to achieve during the year. Some lists have been so detailed that I literally planned my own failure. Reading 50 books in a year when I barely finish one a year…come on! Within a month, I drop half the list and by summer the list is nothing but a funny memory of the past. This year I decided to try things a little differently. A major word for the year along with simple small goals that help support this word. Simple right? I can fail, and not feel like I have to wait a week, month of even year to pick up and start again.
Strong is the word I chose for this year. It seems simple and basic but after last year I need to find a new strong for myself. I want to be strong in every way possible. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. I am reading more and learning new things. I am working out and eating healthier to fuel my body. I am working on being a better mother and wife. I have finally decided a career path for myself and as soon as I have the money I will get licensed to be a Mortgage Loan Officer. I am staying strong in every way possible. I have small goals like reading more, cleaning and organizing more, taking a deep breath more often, enjoying the good without stress, staying off my cell phone most of the day….you know simple things that will over time make me stronger in one way or another.
Losing my mom has rocked my world. Each day something or a few things remind me of her and I have to fight back the tears. I am working on becoming strong enough to let my tears flow when needed. I have to find my strong again. I was comfortable, I had my mom who helped me through a lot and now I need to find that in myself.
So if you want to join me on a year full of finding my strong then get ready for a fun ride. Full of ups and downs. Happy and sad times. No matter what Im doing it for me and my family. They deserve the best of me and I feel like Ive just been gliding thru life, time to put on my big girl pants and become stronger.