A New Year typically means all sorts of resolutions that get thrown by the wayside within a week or two. I have been guilty as charged in the past, but I’m not doing that this year. I’ve spent a majority of the last year really focusing on myself and learning who I really am. Toward the end of 2014, I started to realize that I want to truly be happy in life and find my purpose. I have a lot of ideas, but one in particular that may or may not happen in the next year. I will wait until more details have transpired before I start talking about it on here. Just know that I am always setting goals, and progressing toward a healthy and happy life. I only have one more surgery, and then I will be on the road to full recovery, and hopefully an active lifestyle again. I have goals for running, biking, and getting in shape, but those will wait until I am 100% ready.
I want to talk about my goals and aspirations for 2015. They are not all typical goals. Some of them are more conceptual.
I want to create a good balance between work, recovery (both kinds), blogging, YouTubing, and my Nerium business. I have a lot on my plate, but it is all good stuff! I want to continue all of the aspects in my life because I want to, not because I feel like I have to. To do this, I have to set realistic goals as far as how much time and effort I will be putting into each area.
I am a pretty darn resilient person. I do, however, stew over stuff for longer than I should. This is something I want to work on. I know I can’t control the actions of other people no matter how unfair it seems, or how much I feel like I am being done a disservice. Brush your shoulders off, control the way YOU (me) react, since it’s all that can be controlled, and move on with your life. Karma is a bitch, and for that, I am NOT responsible.
I want to find my purpose. I feel like I am really good at what I do career-wise, but is there more? Can I do more with it? How can I make the most impact. These are all questions I do not have the answers to, but I think about them on a daily basis. The most rewarding part of my job is my interactions with patients (the NICE ones.) When I know what I have suggested actually makes a difference for that particular person, it makes my job well worth it. Being incapacitated has a tendency to get you thinking a lot about life!
To be continued……
I want my body back. I don’t just mean my bikini-ready body, although that will be nice, too! I mean my functional body that used to get a lot of use out there on the trails, streets, canals, in the yoga studio, and in the weight room. The body that allowed me to work long shifts without pain. I have an optimistic and positive outlook on all of this. I am taking my physical recovery one day at a time, and embracing the ups and downs I’ve had, and will have, before I am back to tip top shape. I have a rockstar team of physical therapists and techs, plus a badass surgeon that is putting me back together. I am in great hands!
I am getting better at staying motivated and positive despite setbacks. This applies to multiple areas of my life. It can be really hard sometimes, and no lie, I woke up this morning completely unmotivated to do anything. I had a conversation with an old friend from college that I hadn’t talked to in years, and she rekindled my passion with what she said. Again, if I am able to help ONE person doing what I do on here and on my channel, then it’s worth it to me. In a business like Nerium, it takes consistent bits of effort to build it. I’ve learned that to stay motivated, I have to keep the big picture in my sights, not just one day or one week. I am blessed enough to have a team that helps me stay in perspective and keeps me going.
I feel like when I started writing this a few days ago, I had a lot more to say. I feel like I’ve been having a little bit of writer’s block lately. I am working on this :-).
What are your goals for this year? Leave me a comment below!