As this year comes to a close, I begin to reflect on what my goals for the year were. What were those goals? (If I remember...LOL) Was I able to accomplish those goals? What can I do next year for on-going goals? Have I made an improvement from the previous year? How can I improve myself over the next year? What are my goals for the following year? I apologize in advance for the length of this blog, but I have some important points about this past year and what is to come next year.
Reflection of 2016
My main goal for this year was to focus on myself. I have not been able to focus on my own life for many different reasons, but I refused to let anything stop me from getting myself in order in ways that I have wanted to for some time. These things included mental health wise, finding myself (which go hand-in-hand), and making a move towards something that I want to do for fun that can potentially be a career(podcasting, vlogging, blogging). I have always felt that these things were not easy to accomplish because I tend to put others before myself. I also found it challenging because I had to put other things that I find important on the back burner, so I could accomplish these goals including my physical health (which sounds silly, but ended up being very true).
Did I improve my mental health? I think this is going to always be an ongoing process since you live and learn and grow as a person over time. I will say that my mental mindset is more stable, but I will also say that I did not get there without therapy, a few doctors visits, and some medications. I finally admitted that I couldn't do it on my own which was my biggest accomplishment of all towards my mental health.
Finding myself...hmmmmm...that is a deeper question that I wasn't prepare to find the answers to and really don't think that it is a "thing". HAHA I think like with my mental health, I will grow and change over time. I think it was more about changing that thought into finding what I value most and making sure those things stay concrete in my life. I actually had to take a step back and take those values out of my life in order to find out that they are vital to my personality. I'm also working on things that I do not like about myself that I think I can improve on as a person.
I made some baby step towards something that I want to do that I enjoy that I could potentially turn into something bigger. I wanted to post at least once a month and that, of course, did not happen. I'm ok with that because I made a step towards something else I have been wanting to do which will bring greater things next year. One small thing I did do is create a logo for my brand Strong Fit Loved which is now in my header for the page. I did not want to be associated with fitness, so my logo more represents myself as a person. I live for my dreams (hince the dream catcher) and my dreams lead to a whole list of things that go into greater detail which include what I explained in a previous post that defines my name and why I chose it. I also bought all the equipment and programs to start my podcast. I got my last piece of equipment for my podcast from my father as a Christmas gift due to it not fitting in my budget. (Thank you DAD!) I also paid someone to produce my intro and outro for my podcast. I am extremely excited. I am still looking for a decent host and I am creating an outline for episodes. It took a lot more time than expected, so it has also turned into an on-going goal.
To be continued... Goals of 2017 (later this week)
I want to spend some time to really focus on what I want to accomplish in 2017 and give it more thought before posting, so stay tuned..
Until Next Time