Today marks the last day of 2017 and I have to be honest – it took much debate within myself whether or not I was going to write this post, Why? Because let’s be honest, New Years Resolutions don’t hold the greatest reputation when it comes to keeping your goals. I truly look forward to a new year. It’s an opportunity to put the past behind you, take a moment to appreciate the good things of your year and get really honest about the hard moments too and choose a greater tomorrow. So I decided rather than making a list of goals that I can’t attain or won’t remember, I decided to write down only 4 things that will make me a better version of myself. That will push me forward into a greater reality and share the desires of my heart. Maybe this an idea for you? So here my four things I am ready to tackle in 2018.
– Do more pilates/ not just do but become really great.
This past year I was really sick…for a long long time. I was frustrated and so so over it. I woke up one morning and decided enough was enough. I couldn’t just wait till my cold would pass but I had to learn and give my body what it needed and guess what – I got better! Moral of the story: Our dreams are only as real as our body can get us to them. Our bodies are an important part of stepping into all we were born for. So, if you have big dreams you need to be extra great to yourself. My resolution for 2018 is to love and enjoy what it means to be healthy. I want to love my body, choose strong over skinny, embrace being flexible, enjoy a plant-based diet and speak healthy and enriched words over myself and the people around me.
– Develop my creative line.
Bold statement but yip its true – I am a creative person and being creative is important to me. I’m excited to broaden and define what being creative means for me. Broaden my options and define by taking hold of big opportunities like being a brand ambassador, starting my vlog, learning more about the design and fashion process and really becoming great at what I do. I challenge you to figure out what that may be for you?
– Stay True & BE 100% YOU!
Doesn’t that sound awesome and just a little scary at the same time? Let’s be honest, we all try to express ourselves but so quickly a thought crosses our mind of who may be judging us or what people may say if we actually do or say. Very quickly I am learning that life is way too short to live based off of the opinion of others, not because I dont care…( I do, I think its just as important to care about the outcome of what we do and say) but I have realised at the end of the day, when I lay next to my gorgeous husband at night and say a prayer before bed I am quickly reminded of the one and only father who has already given me all the approval I could ever want, He looks down with such love and pride. I want to make him proud too. To be true to who he has made me to be. I believe when we embrace that there is nothing more attractive! We could be unstoppable.
– Become intentional in the stillness.
I’m a people person, I am also a highly stimulated person which means I like to do and see much, being still is not easy for me. I feel like this year was a hard but great season of experiencing and learning. It served a purpose but I believe Gods promise is on the other side of my patience. I believe God has called me to serve and build, to be faithful to what I have been given but TRULY believe something greater is ahead of me. I believe my dreams are still to come. So with that said I truly want to become intentional with each moment, conversation, the business and the stillness.
I will continue to sew for the sake of a greater tomorrow…for the plans God has to use me as well as my husband, to make a difference in the lives of young women, the people around me, for a city, for humanity, for this nation. I know that means I need to fall in love with reading again, to write what God is doing in my heart more and learning to be present in the stillness. I believe this is one of the hardest things to do – to take away all stimulation and just wait on him but it TRULY is when I hear him the loudest.