Happy 2017 StyleLeeders!!!
& just like that…another year is out the door just as soon as I was finally getting the hang of it. I think I started 2016 off with a bang but after a few months I hit quite a few road blocks. I got married in 2016 so it must have been an awesome year for me right? Wrong! Though my marriage means the world and more to me, unfortunately the year 2016 was nowhere near easy for me! I had so many little hiccups along the way and I was unable to cope well with the many changes taking place in my life. One was being apart from Manny for longer periods than expected. Another was becoming a realtor and not being able to hit even half of my goal due to a stagnant market. I lost loved ones and I think I went through minor bounds of depression. The year 2016 truly had my emotions running wild but despite several frightening moments faced, I’m still grateful for my blessings of life and love. So I can’t help but to foresee an amazing 2017!
I told myself in 2016 I would try my best to push myself past my fears and I’m starting 2017 by telling myself this over and over again. Anyone else gets that anxious, freaking out feeling when you’re about to embark on a new journey and have no clue what to expect? Well that’s how I felt for the majority of 2016 and I have a feeling 2017 will be no different.
I set several goals last year, most of which I half-assed! So I’m pretty much still sticking to my goals of 2016 and I’m adding a few more. I think I set my bar a tad bit too high last year which made them unachievable (& laughable), so this year I am trying to be more realistic. So cheers to 2017 — and cheers to learning so many lessons in 2016. Hopefully I can apply these new lessons this year…
1. Make StylishLee BIGGER & Better!
2. Embark on a Fitness Journey (& actually stick to it)
3. Step Outside My Comfort Zone
4. Spend more time being present and less time with technology
5. Travel more
Even if it means to take more day trips or weekend trips! We don’t always need to plan an extravagant 2 week vacation to have a grand time. I think it’s just as enjoyable to spend a weekend to recharge and make lasting lifelong memories. For 2017 I’m on a quest for fresh experiences. Even if that means spending a weekend at the beach alone or with friends. I want to see the world and I have tons of countries and cities I hope to visit but until then I’ll be starting small and enjoying my weekends to the fullest.
6. Focus less on me and more on others
[especially my husband]
For 2017 I want to turn my focus outward. After experiencing so much loss and heartache I’ve realised I’ve spent so much time solely on myself. You really can’t help others when you aren’t in the state to do so but I feel as though I’ve been a bit selfish with my time. So I want to strike a balance between doing things for myself while also doing the same for others. Whether it’s helping out family, spending more time with friends, giving back to a cause or being present for my husband, I plan on shifting my focus a bit away from me and more on others.
There are 365 days in a year and every single year on Day 365 we suddenly get this huge wake up call to make improvements in our life…jeeesh, I really need to work on that & you probably do too! I know some of my resolutions may not be relevant to you but these are a few of my main goals and I hope you get some sort of motivation from even one of them. It’s onwards and upwards from here! So here’s to a better year and to being a much better person.
I would love you to share one of your new years resolutions with me in the comments too. Wishing you all a prosperous, peaceful and positive 2017! Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥