Most people make resolutions and new goals at the beginning of the year, but I like to prepare them for my birthday. Every year I make goals that I want to work on the next chapter of my life. I read my goals for my 25th year, and I did all of them, which makes me so proud of myself. So here are my goals for Chapter 26.
Secretly, my dream is to become a paid writer/blogger. I have done A LOT of research on this topic and attending webinars and masterclasses on how to grow my following, boost website traffic, and monetize my blog. I have already taken some steps, but I am still working on how to get there. I also researched some workshops and boot camps that I can invest in to make this dream a reality.
This process is all crazy and intense to me because this is a dream that I have had for a while now, and this is the first time I have openly allowed myself the courage to pursue it. AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING, but that is also the exciting part. I must be self-confident and passionate enough to figure out this puzzle and even go and find the pieces that are missing
I know. I know. I have said this before, but with my previous goal of trying to make “Simply Sha Sha” a brand and make it a stream of income. I need to make sure I am writing weekly. Doing this is not always easy because some weeks, I honestly have not idea what I am going to write about, but I am learning that I genuinely love writing and creating content.
Writing gives me a therapeutic release, which may be the reason that I have not been journaling as much lately, but there is A LOT of things that I WILL NOT share on the internet, so I need to start back to journaling daily as well.
More Fruits and Vegetables
This goal has more to do with treating my body better by putting things in it that are good for it. I was cooking a lot at the beginning of the quarantine, but I have been on the fast food and takeout train, and I NEED to GET OFF!!!
Cooking not only saves money but is also overall healthier for you as well. I need to start meal prepping and planning my meals out to make sure I am getting all the nutrients that my body needs.
I recently bought an elliptical, so with this healthy eating goal, I will be looking too good.
More Church and Bible Study
If you remember reading a previous blog post, “Church, God, and Me,” then you know about my journey with religion. Since I was working at the shoe store on Sundays, I have not been making it to Sunday services, but since everything is virtual and I have nothing else to do on Sunday, I want to make it a priority to attend virtual service.
I received a Christian planner with excellent ways to get closer to God, and I want to use that to help and as motivation. I feel that my relationship with God is good, but I could always strengthen it.
Continuing to Grow
I started therapy in October, and while I still have a lot of work to do, I can tell I am making a lot of progress. I am more confident and self-aware then I was a year ago. I have the tools to recognize an anxiety attack and bring myself back to reality, I can see the signs of anxiety and unpack where it is stemming from, and these are NOT things I was able to do years ago.
I have been dealing with anxiety my whole life, and since being diagnosed with my anxiety disorder, I have felt A LOT less anxious, A LOT happier and I no longer randomly burst into tears, which is GREAT. ?
I am excited to see with Chapter 26 has for me. I pray that is nothing but love and light, but if there is darkness, I pray for guidance and strength to make it back to the light and become wiser and stronger.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.