So, Its February, how is everyone doing on their resolutions? Most probably fell off, right? Well guess what? Resolutions don’t only have to happen during the New Year! Why decide to make changes only at one time of the year and then give up the other 11 months? I like the idea behind resolutions, New Year, New Beginning, but really, you can decide to change or make changes at any point in your life. It could be a Thursday in July and if that’s the day you want to start taking action, go for it.
I will admit that this year I was really looking forward to New Years and making 2017 great. The last few years have been rough for me and I feel like I have lost the sense of who I am. So many things have happened in the last 4 years that were all new to me; we bought a house, had 3 kids, I’ve been through three different jobs plus trying out a variety of different business ventures, lost our dog Zeus and got a new dog, Hercules (my first puppy), I went through selling my first truck and buying a new one, and the list goes on and on. I am so grateful for everything that has happened and wouldn’t change a thing, but along the way I started focusing so much on everyone and everything else that I haven’t made any time for what I want. With that came this sense of feeling lost. To remedy that there are a few things I’ve wanted to do to help find my inner self again.
One thing that I have wanted to do is start a blog which gives me something to focus on and look forward to working on every week. And, although it is February, I finally did it! Proof positive right here on this page. Along with this blog I am diving into working on my own business ventures and making them successful. Back in the fall of 2015 I decided to start as an independent consultant with Norwex cleaning products. In the first few months things went great but then I let life get in the way and my business fell to the side. This is a great company that I share a lot of the same values with; I can fully support, and really want to be an advocate for. I know that If I put effort into this business I can feel good knowing I am making a positive impact on people’s lives as well as the environment all while providing for my family. I have my first vendor event of the year this week and am looking to do my relaunch in March (3 months after New Year’s.) I also want to spend more time doing my own Interior Design work focusing on everything from color consultations to full remodels. I know it won’t be easy to build a client base but it is something I have dreamed of since freshman year of high school and I’m planning to make it happen this year.
With all this being said, none of it is going to be possible if I don’t fix one thing that I know has been lacking especially this last year. My faith. I know the time I was the happiest and most at peace with myself was when I had a strong relationship with God and put my faith and my trust in him. I used to go to church every Sunday, no exceptions. But ever since I had kids I started coming up with excuses not to go. This past year I went a whole 5 months not going to church and my heart can tell. I reached out to a friend who was able to recommend some great devotionals to help me get back on the right course. I know that if I start factoring God back into my life he will help me see the beauty in things and be able to take on any challenges life may throw my way.
All these things don’t have to start on January 1st and will definitely not happen overnight. I know that to make my 2017 a great one I will need to put in the work every day and maybe even make new resolutions along the way. So, for everyone that has already given up on their resolutions, midnight starts a new day and can be the fresh page you’ve been looking for.