It’s a new year and what a year it has been!
I started off the year planning on growing my business and creating a much different lifestyle for myself. Then in July that all got turned upside down when I attended the World Domination Summit and a special retreat filled with amazingly open minded people. After having all that openness and real honest conversations I realized I was SO unhappy with my business that something needed to be done. So in August I made the decision to step back from my business and re-evaluate my passions and how I could create a career around those instead of trying to be passionate about a business I really didn’t love whole heartily.
Once I stepped back I created this new blog where I could talk about my journey and whatever else I had running around in my head. I’ve had big ah-ha moments (here and here ) and discovered I had boobs on the outside of my home for the whole month of December. I also realized that homeschooling is something that is really exciting for me and I have been researching and developing a system over the past few months in the hopes of homeschooling my daughter, Sparkles, in the coming year!
Looking toward the new year I have a lot I still want to do and create and learn but resolutions have never been a good plan of attack for me. So instead of making a list of all the things I want to do I am taking a page from one of my favorite people, Michelle Ward, and answering four simple questions about how I want the new year to look.
1. If you were only allowed to have ONE Intention for 2013, what would it be & why?
Connection. As much as I want to discover more about myself and what I want to do with my life, I need to remember to pay attention to the people around me that I care about and love too. It is way too easy for me to shut myself off from the outside world and think that it’s totally ok and fun to sit alone every night when I could be setting up lunch dates or Skype chats with friends.
Those chats and meetups help me stay connected to the people I love but they also give me an energy boost to keep working on myself. As much as I want to be a one woman show, I know that I get a lot of my energy from other people and that is what I have been missing now that I spend most of my days at home with the girly. I love being home with her and I don’t think I would want a normal 9-5 type job now but I would like to have a conversation that doesn’t involve ponies or princesses just once a week.
2. If you were only allowed to have ONE Goal for 2013, what would it be & how can you achieve it?
Since my intention is to be more connected to my friends and family my goal to be more connected to myself might seem a bit contradictory. I want to continue on my path of figuring out my values and my real passions. So far I’ve come up with some great basic ones ; constant change, interaction with people, humor and writing have been some big ah-ha moments just in the past few months. I know that I still have some pieces to fit in place though so that I can find that one passion that I’ll want to turn into a career or even just a better lifestyle for me.
3. If you had to get rid of ONE Thing in 2013, what would it be & why?
Mindless web surfing (aka Facebook…). I know that I can’t get rid of Facebook or social media entirely because I need the connection with other people too much but I do need to start doing a better job for recognizing when I am really trying to catch up with friends and family and the times when I am just mindlessly clicking and scrolling to avoid washing the dishes…
4. If you had to do ONE New Thing in 2013, what would it be? Will you commit to it now?
More videos and pictures. I got some super cool gifts this Christmas which all seemed to revolve around taking pictures or taking video. I got not one, but two awesome tripods along with a mount for my cell phone! Hooray for ridiculous cell phone videos and/or photos! I also got an awesome new webcam so that now I won’t look like a grainy homemade sex movie every time I Skype or chat with someone! (Even though now some of the sexy may have be removed from my video conversations…)
I have lots of other priorities for this year (being more spiritual, continuing to write everyday, working on staying healthy again, organizing, homeschooling…) but these are my tippy top must have goals and changes for this year.
I’d love to know what your intentions for this year are so if you want to share be sure to add a comment!
Big excitement is in store for this year, I can feel it!