January 20, 2016
If you’re like me, every new year comes with it’s set of new goals and even some older goals which have been lying dormant on the shelf of my mind waiting to be dusted off and brought to the light. For seven years, we have said we were going back to California for a visit and for seven years, we have found other things to use our time and money towards. It’s not that it wasn’t an important goal or a priority, we just allowed other things to take precedence. That is, until this year. My husband looked at me about a month prior to us leaving and said, “Let’s go to California for Christmas.”…aaaaand so we did! It was wonderful and to be able to just focus on having fun with my family was perfection. After all, life is about the memories. Yes, it was super difficult to pull away from my computer…super. difficult. However, in order to combat burn out and keep things in perspective, I believe it’s important to step back and pull away. It also gave me a chance to reorganize and refocus on some goals for the new year.
Among those many goals is the more common one of losing unwanted weight. Every year I have had this goal for close to fifteen years, now. Some years I stare at the goal with longing but decide it’s too high up on that shelf to even try to reach, and other years I reach for the goal with everything in me. I’ve reached that goal a few times, but then I have a baby and find myself at the same place for the following year. I would be lying if I didn’t say that I was discouraged. In fact, there are quite a few goals I have this year that I started to feel discouraged about BEFORE I even attempted to achieve them! That’s where inspiration comes in…. I have been asked on many occasion if it’s even beneficial to set goals…maybe they just hurt us in the end? After all, I tend to make that same weight loss goal year after year and the same goals of being more organized, or homeschooling with more excitement, to start blogging again, or keeping my car clean (hey, we ALL have goals ;)) ….
The truth is, if I don’t set a goal, then what is there to inspire me to improve myself? It’s not the goal which leaves me discouraged, it’s the feeling of defeat…buuuut that’s just it! It’s the FEELING of defeat. Looking back on my weight loss journey, I am now that much more in tune with my body and I know what works to be that much closer to attaining my goal. In being organized, I have found that there people around me who are talented in it who could help me. The point is, that no matter how reoccurring my goals are, I have found ways in which they haven’t worked which put me that much closer to attaining them! So, with that said, here I am on my first step back to blogging and back to being inspired for the new year! It was nice to have the month off for some family time and much needed recharging time. There are some big plans in store for CDP and as soon as I have them in order, I’ll be announcing them! For those who have been following this journey with me, THANK YOU…you have no idea the blessing you are in my world and how hearing your encouraging words brighten my day. for those of you new to my little blog world, thanks for joining…stick around…I hope you find a little bit of yourself in it, a little bit of sunshine, and a little bit of joy, because I know you’ll find a lot of me, a lot of crazy, and a whole lot of love….
So, be inspired. Set goals. Don’t be afraid of not attaining them…after all if you shoot for the moon and miss, you may land on a star….or on the beach in Cali aaaaand that’s not so bad, either 😉
*spoiler* These images will be avaialble in my Etsy shop, soon! (I KNOW!! I’m so excited!)