Hello My Loves! I’m Back!
I apologize for the lack of posts over the past month. As you may (or may not) know Manny lost his Mom on New Years Day and ever since then I’ve been trying to help him put the pieces back together. It’s crazy how we all look forward to the New Year with hopes of creating a brand new self and how quickly those hopes fade away after the first day or first few weeks.
Before you know it, you’re in the last week of January and you’ve made no progress. The blog posts we wanted to share are still being planned, the exercise routine we promised to start has only become a thought, the books we swore to read still have not been opened and the places we vowed to visit are still waiting on us. Well…this has pretty much been me. As I marked off each day in January I was left feeling as if the New Year’s train and all of it’s opportunities left me behind at the station.
I lost myself a bit in January. Somehow I got caught up holding onto my anger and sadness and I was carrying it with me throughout the entire first few weeks of 2017. I felt so demotivated to the point the goals that I promised myself to embark on all got placed on the back burner.
Thankfully after a bit of introspection, I’ve realized that life is just imperfect. Yes, it surely is a beautiful thing but it sure can get quite messy and complicated too. Despite the struggles I’ve gone through over the past month, I know that it is NEVER too late to start over and to spin things around for the better. I’ve had my time to hit pause, breathe, reshape and to reconnect. Now I think I’m ready to start again and to slowly ease back into the real world.
Any new month, new week or new day can be the beginning for another opportunity…another fresh start. It is NEVER too late to start again! So even if you ate too much ice cream while on your fitness journey don’t think you’ve failed. Instead just start again!
Though I shared my list of goals for 2017 with you (Click HERE) I’ve realized not only were my goals too extensive, but I also had far too many goals. January proved to me that I just did not have the mental and physical resources to possibly take on so many goals at once. The solution?
Focus on one thing.
I said wanted to focus more on the ones I loved by spending more quality time with them. At the same time I also wanted to travel more even if it meant going some place new ‘every weekend’ right here in Jamaica (not realistic at all). Oh and the fitness journey? Yes I also said I wanted to start this too by working out 5 days a week. Wait there’s more! I also wanted to create more content for you by stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing more with you. All this, plus the loss of a loved one, balancing life as a realtor and coming off of a hectic holiday season was far too much for me to take on at once.
Trying to accomplish multiple goals at once quickly left me feeling overwhelmed and after the first week in January I completely gave up. Well here we are on the first day of February and rather than trying to play catch up with my goals for 2017 I’ve decided to stick to one thing at a time. Starting with my fitness journey ♥ Don’t worry I also plan to stay committed to StylishLee but first on my agenda is to tackle this fitness journey that I have never been able to stay on. Maybe I can also share snippets of my journey with you. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in.
For now my focus will be mostly on adapting a new lifestyle and I hope as each month goes by I’ll be able to take on another goal of mine. And if not…it is never too late to start over! If you let yourself down yesterday, then try again today and again tomorrow! Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥
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