Getting Hot + Heavy with Resolutions

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I’ve been seeing people's New Year’s resolutions all over social media. We’ve seen them all from loose weight to be more grateful. Allen even made a resolution this year! Like, that’s a Christmas miracle in and of itself. He is striving to be more positive this year. The other morning before he left for work he said to me, ‘I know I’m supposed to be more positive, but this day is gonna suck.’ You gotta start somewhere.

We all make hot + heavy New Years resolutions and after a few weeks those resolutions fizzle out like your high school summer romance. Although some of us are committed enough to keep going, because you know what they say? {cue the cliché} What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. 

I’m no different. I made the requisite resolution of loose weight, get in shape and be healthy. Don’t lie, you made them too.

With last year's heaviness out of the way {saging the house really helps with that, just sayin'} it's time to focus on the new + exciting and moving forward. Everyone is talking about planning for your business for the new year; what planners to get, how to make better goals that you’ll actually stick too, how will you do things differently this year. A new year, a new you {I’m really trying to hold back being cynical here, remember… positive}. I’m not gonna lie, this seems really daunting to me. I bought the new day planner {I’m trying out Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Planner}. I even wrote in my day planner for today, ‘Planning Day!’ But I’m sitting here writing a blog post about it and not actually doing it. That’s fucked up, right? My mind keeps thinking, everyone else is doing it, I should be too. But, as my mom used to say, if everyone went and jumped off a cliff, would you too?

I’m procrastinating because I just don’t know. I don’t know what I want 2017 to look like or be like. How can any of us know what the future holds? Last year I did all this planning and had big plans for new projects + new clients and all kinds of things but the universe had different plans for me. When this happens, I get disappointed because nothing goes according to my plan and the end of the year rolls around and I’m either scrambling to make things happen or depressed because they didn’t. Am I the only one out there that goes through this?

I’m not saying don’t plan anything + just let what happens, happen. I’m as ambitious as the next gal. What I’m saying is that this year I don’t want to be disappointed, I don’t want to be depressed, I don’t want to feel so heavy. I think it’s just as important for us to figure out how we don’t want to feel as it is how we do want too.

I think I’m going to approach this planning thing differently this year. I have some things up my sleeve that I think are fun + exciting for me but highly useful for you. Last week, I mentioned that my word for 2017 is Famous. I didn’t explain why, though. This year will be about stepping on the stage of my life and being the heroine in my story. I want to help you by teaching you what’s in my head. Teaching you how to make your business a success by understanding your people. You are going to see my face more {I’ve grown my eyelashes out so I want to show them off}. You have my permission to call me out on social media if I don't deliver on my promises. You can find me stalking around Instagram most often. 

Now, let’s chat about you, what’s your word of the year + why? how do you want to not feel this coming year?