We’re one week down with 51 more weeks to go until 2022! I know that seems like a lot of time but if there’s one thing that 2020 has taught me, it’s definitely that time will never stop for anyone. Like most, I entered 2020 feeling like I was going to crush my goals and find my happy place. 2020 however, definitely had other plans! In 2020 I lost loved ones, gained love and even lost love! Furthermore, it was definitely a year of awakening for me. It made me more conscious, made me uncomfortable and caused me to be much more intentional. I started feeling this unsettling feeling in my spirit that the universe was calling me to elevate in ways that I’ve never done before. I had to really quiet the noise, sit down and strategically plan out the next chapter in life.
My singleness left an uncertainty that I think most women experience when they go through a breakup or a divorce. I had done the work to heal the hurt but there was still a void I was feeling. I started thinking about all of the obstacles that have been thrown at me in my past and how I’ve never let them deter me from doing what I wanted to do. Once I started reflecting upon my accomplishments I knew God was calling me to woman up and level up. That unsettling feeling I was feeling was on purpose. I had to recognize that at this point in my life, the only person I’m in competition with right now is myself! In order to walk into this next chapter of my life that I’m authoring, I had to be real with myself, be intentional and take accountability.
Every year people set resolutions at the start of the New Year, starting the year off strong and by the 2nd quarter of the year they fall back into old habits and/or forget about their resolutions altogether. For this reason, I had to do things a bit different. I made a commitment to myself to make this year the year that I truly focus on me and some very realistic and attainable goals that I know are achievable if I remain consistent, hold myself accountable and commit to not allowing anyone or anything to throw me off of my game. So weeks before 2021 rolled around I did the following:
- Wrote a letter to myself asking for forgiveness, grace and mercy and recommitting to putting myself first ( sometimes as women we’re so quick to forgive others and commit to them but we don’t do this for ourselves. We have to be okay with knowing that no one is perfect and although we may get knocked down, staying down is not an option).
- Redesigned and revised my Goal board ( I know most people create vision boards and set resolutions, but I couldn’t do that this year). In the past I’ve always created “cute” vision boards that were unrealistic. I simply looked at what I dreamed of but never took any actionable steps to attain them. However, any goal I’ve set for myself in the past I’ve always accomplished. So this year I set three very realistic goals with a plan on how I’ll hold myself accountable to accomplish them.
- Lastly, I cut off some people and things that aren’t destined to move with me into this next chapter of my life. As we get older we often don’t understand why we aren’t receiving our blessings or why things aren’t working the way we want them to. That’s because we block our blessings when we hold space for things and people who we shouldn’t hold space for. Well, always remember that some people and things are seasonal. Be okay with letting go of what isn’t serving you any purpose.
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Renee_theblogger_: That unsettling feeling in your spirit and your situation becoming uncomfortable is on purpose. When it’s time for you to take accountability and be intentional that’s your call to move. Disruption is never accidental!