Goals & Challenges

Happy New Year! My 2020 Theme Word: HEAL!

Happy New Years, lovelies, I hope you had an amazing holiday season with lots of love and laughs! Can you believe it’s a new decade?? And a gorgeous one at that … just look at those pretty, even numbers: 2020.

Things feel different for me this New Year’s.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve sworn in past January’s how THIS YEAR will be my very best yet. How THIS YEAR is the year I finally get my crap together and accomplish EVERYTHING on my goals list, how THIS YEAR I will start living the life of my dreams and become the kind of woman I’ve always wanted to be.

But you know what? I’m already living the life of my dreams. Can I make some improvements? Sure, of course, I can and I will, but my life is pretty freaking awesome, just as it is.

And I’m pretty freaking awesome as well, just as I am.

Sure, there are things I will accomplish this year, (like give this blog a major overhaul,) but for the first time in …. well, thirty years, at least, I’m not setting any 2020 goals and resolutions. Not one. Instead, I’m focusing on HABITS, those small daily motions that when repeated, lead to big things. Stuff like meditating, continuing with morning pages, (a habit that has truly helped my mental health,) writing, and reading.

These habits complement my theme word for 2020: HEAL.

I need to heal physically. My body has become so inflexible and tight, with muscle knots galore, and if I don’t give this some serious attention, I’m setting myself up for a world of hurt. I also need to heal mentally, because between me and you … my mental health hasn’t been all that great during the past few years.

Shocker, right? 😉

I want to feel good, inside and out. I want to surround myself with people who make me feel good and mend relationships that have gone astray. I want to simplify my life so I can better enjoy time with my family and friends and just breathe more!

I’ve already set in motion some major simplifications. Like I didn’t reapply to be a BibRave Pro or other ambassador programs. (BibRave was fantastic … I highly recommend it, but it’s just not for me.) I took a major step back from Joyful Miles and social media in general in order to focus more on myself. Per my orthopedic surgeon’s warning, I’m also not going to sign up for any more marathons in 2020 since I really don’t want to be crippled when I’m sixty! (I do need to get through the WDW Goofy Challenge first.) But after that, I will focus more on activities that are gentle on my body, like yoga, pilates, cycling, and shorter, less intense runs.

And there’s something else, something I’m nervous talking about because I’ve procrastinated this for many years due to the fact that IT TERRIFIES ME. But I’m starting a new Authortube channel in February that will focus on writing, planning, and journaling. I’ve been drafting content for this since last November and I’M SO EXCITED … but also terrified.

<<breathe, breathe, it’s all good>>

This post is getting a bit rambly … I’ll go into more detail later, but for now, I wish you the very best 2020 and hope you accomplish everything you want from this new decade! Speaking of which:

QOTD: What is your theme word for 2020? Please let me know if the comments!

And as always, take care and have a joyful day!

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1 Comment

  1. Stephen says:

    Yay, for you! And, yes, you’re pretty freaking awesome just as you are.

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