If I were to have one resolution for 2018…
Welcome to my first post of 2018! It was an incredible close to the year for me, full of friends, family, chocolate and playing outside (despite the bitter cold that Canada decided to dish out).
I took a bit of a blogging hiatus to soak it all up but I am back and ready to roll in the new year! Past years, I made a vision board and identified exactly what I wanted to do over the coming year, but with my milestone birthday coming up, I have decided to approach things a bit differently.
Instead of joining the many new year goal setters, I am jumping on the 30 before 30 bandwagon and working towards some goals I want to hit in the next couple years. Some of my biggest goals include completing my program in school, a few money goals, and some overall self improvement. But I really am not changing all that much.
If I were to have one resolution for 2018, it would be to not fix what isn’t broken. I really love my life and the trajectory I am on. I don’t think good things happen by accident but I also believe that if it isn’t broken, I don’t want to try and fix it.
I don’t necessarily want to cut out all alcohol and eat perfectly clean because then I would miss out on key life celebrations like eating cake at my nephew’s first birthday party or a glass of champagne to toast a success in the life of someone I really care about.
I don’t really want to save an overly aggressive part of my income because then I become less of a generous person because I start focusing on money rather than experiences and the people in my life.
I don’t really want more things, more sponsorships, more social obligations because it would come at a cost to the things, companies and relationships I already have.
Basically, I sound old.
But I am really looking forward to 2018 and will continue with my monthly goal check-ins which align to my 30 before 30 list. I will be sharing this one with you in an upcoming post but I wanted to talk a little bit about 2018 for a moment.
I am taking a year to just exhale. 2017, I had a thousand things going on and I started so many things. I did an Ironman. I joined a women’s leadership group. I launched a few key projects that will take a lot of my time and resources in 2018. So this year, I want to grow in, not just out.
This year, I want to start some mornings with a VO2 max workout on the bike with heavy metal music pounding in my ears and I want to start others with my little essential oil diffuser and a journal. I want to eat a salad every day for lunch at work and I want to put a one-inch thick layer of Kraft peanut butter on my fresh bread when I go home to my parent’s house. I don’t want to chase extremes, I want to be a little more balanced, a little more kind and a little more content.
So that’s where I am headed. I am trying some really big, new, exciting athletic pursuits this year and have some epic adventures planned – but more on that later.
For now, I want to wish every one of you the happiest of new years. So excited to do 2018 with you all.