Tis the season to be jolly and to everyone figuring sharing why 2018 will be their year. My newsfeeds and timelines are filled with my internet friend’s personal highlights the lowlights and everything in between from 2017. On the flip side, I see a number of New Year’s Resolution posts. I enjoy seeing the excitement of others as they make these declarations for what they want in 2018. As I read the posts, I can’t help but think, “shouldn’t I already know what I want out of 2018?” The truth is, I don’t know. I’ve always been the person that enjoys having a plan A, B and C. I like having everything mapped out and dates set in stone. 2017 was the first year I didn’t have anything planned. I just knew I needed a new job and everything else would fall into place around that.
And it did.
While sitting at home in my unemployment, I decided I wanted to start a blog. I researched how to go about starting a blog and I purchase my domain name on the same day. 13 days later, I launched simplykymtastic.com. I had no idea what I was doing, no long-term plan, and I didn’t know if I would even be good at it. It’s almost a year later and I’ve developed a blogging support system filled with my friends and family, I’m in a number of Facebook communities for bloggers and entrepreneurs and I’m working with an AMAZING writing coach. None of this was premeditated. As a result, 2017 was probably the best year of my life. 2017 was far from perfect, but it was the first time I felt like I really lived my life without caring so much. SideNote: I did find a new job.
Do I have goals? Yes! Do I have a plan to meet my goals? Absolutely! I use my vision boards and my Slay Your Goals Planner to help me stay accountable. EVERY DAY is a great day to make something happen. January 1st shouldn’t be the only day I feel compelled to start over, cut someone out of my life or kick a bad habit. I can’t confidently say that I’ll have a renewed sense of mind and all of the setbacks and obstacles that happened to me in 2017 will just magically leave my memory when the clock strikes midnight. Nor do I believe that my life will be drastically different in 2018. I want 2018 to be 2017: The Sequel. Not because 2017 was perfect (Trust me, IT WASN’T), but I’ve learned so much this year and I don’t believe I should interrupt this path I’m on. I’m still learning more about myself and I like the direction I’m going in.
I’m not anti-New Year’s Resolutions, but creating a New Year’s Resolution isn’t right for me; not this year.
I don’t know what new adventures 2018 will bring, but I do know that it will be SIMPLY KYMTASTIC!
What’s your attitude towards New Year’s Resolutions? I’d love it if you shared your thoughts below in the comments.