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Every December I sit down and write an elaborate “plan” for the upcoming year full of hopes, wishes and goals I would like to accomplish. I have the notebooks from the last three years, and when I look back at my entries, not much has changed.
This year is different. Not because of the pandemic. Not because I’m becoming a mom. But because I have a new perspective and view on life, love and work. It seems that 2020 taught me to let go a bit. Live more in the moment. Less stress. Less pressure. More living.
My Goals for 2021
There is so much media out there pushing us to be more, do more, say more, spend more etc. I am OVER this hustle culture. I know what I am capable of, but what if I don’t WANT to grow a huge business and quit my corporate career?
I feel like I’ve been fed a narrative, and I’m just now waking up to my personal truth, finding my own groove, and understanding what works for me and my lifestyle. And more importantly, what doesn’t!
Stop putting so much pressure on myself.
I am sick and tired of holding myself to insanely high standards when it comes to work. This year, I want to let go of the reins and let God pave the path for me. I am open and ready to receive the work destined for me!
Take time to rest, relax and recharge.
Have I mentioned that I am tired? I am absolutely terrible at rest and relaxation, and with a baby on the way, I need to prioritize this more than ever. As someone who goes non-stop, I want to soak up all those newborn snuggles without feeling guilty for not checking emails.
Worry less. Live more.
My brain is wired to think about everything there is to be “done,” so when I’m not doing it, I get overwhelmed and worried. Some of my biggest worries will A) Likely never happen & B) Not sting as bad as I dream up in my head (if they actually do happen). So why waste time and energy worrying? As a new mom, I won’t have any to waste on my to-do list!
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No dramatic goals, no life changing plans, no calculated numbers. This year is all about living simple and stress free so I can focus on what matters and that’s my husband and the new life we are about to bring into the world!
To some, it may seem like I’m “giving up” on all my goals and aspirations, but that is not the case AT ALL. Over the years, I’ve learned that the most amazing opportunities often come from simply showing up and doing what you love to do. For me, I learned what that is and what that isn’t. I’ve made the intentional choice to focus on what brings me joy.
I feel this in my soul! As a young, working woman. I feel like there is always this push to “do” and to accomplish big, flashy goals. Which often pushes me to put all my energy into things that, at the end of the day, do not serve my goals of savoring and enjoying my 20s. This year I am excited to slow down and enjoy all the things I’ve worked so hard for! Thank you so much for sharing; it definitely makes me feel less alone!
Thank you for taking the time to write! I wish I was living this out a little more than I am right now! That’s why it’s a goal right? haha