For the past few years I’ve really been trying to set goals for myself. Some years I set goals that are big like ‘saving money up for a big trip’ which I did end up achieving traveling abroad with my sister for a month. Some years I set manageable goals like ‘work out 3 times a week’ which usually ends up going really well in the beginning but by mid May I make some awful excuse not to get there.
This year, I decided instead of making a list of goals which I honestly wouldn’t achieve, I wanted to do something different. This year I’m going to not set a goal. That’s right- nothing to cross off or feel bad about not getting done because life got in the way. I decided that if there was something I was going accomplish, it was going to be summed up in one word thanks to a book I just read. The book is an easy to read that helps define your life. It’s writing down various words that are meaningful to you, defining those words and then choosing to listen to that word and how it will help you in situations or challenge that come your way.
This year, my one word is Presence.
I’ve been so caught up in social media mostly because of this blog and realizing the importance it plays by having amazing followers like yourselves, but it can take away from what’s also important in my life; my friends and family members. I realize that of course blogging has become just more than a little place I write down fun things for you to laugh and share along with me, but I really want to make it more! Of course juggling that with a full time job, my family, friends and everything else can be tricky but I’m learning to prioritize those a bit more.
I’m realizing that Lily is turning TWO in a mere 3 ½ weeks and scary as it sounds, it really does go by in the blink of an eye. She’s learned so much this year and I want to be apart of all that she’s accomplished and still curious about the world around her. She won’t be this little for very long so I want to be as present as I can while she still wants to hang out with her cool ‘ol Mom.
So, if you are setting a goal this year, tell me what your goals are. I challenge you though to think of just one word that will help you make 2016 the best yet. What will your word be?