Today is it people, the last day of 2016. Can you stand it? Had you asked me at the first of the month, if it should already be December, I would have said NO! These past four weeks, however, have felt long, and as I think back on this very crazy, very odd year, I am ready for a new one.
We can all agree that 2016 was on for the books. For every great thing that happened in the world, something equally shocking happened. The election was enough to rattle anyone. What I am saying is this, between the deaths and national tension, felt this year, I am ready to look to the future. Do I automatically think that at the stroke of midnight everything will change? No, I am a realist. I do think though that on a personal level I am ready for a new year and new goals.
2016 felt like a whirlwind. As I mentioned above, at the first of the month I kept thinking, “how is it already Christmas?” Once the dust from the year, and the holiday season, settled I was able to evaluate what I actually accomplished in 2016. Truthfully, I feel as though I accomplished very little, especially with my blog. My goal for 2017, or I should say my “New Year’s Resolution” is to find balance.
Balance is something I think we can all strive for in our lives; work/life balance, inner balance, and balance within our relationships. So instead of joining the usual “GET FIT” train, I am going to focus on finding balance in my life. This includes so many aspects, so wish me luck. In finding balance, I hope to meet my five major goals of 2017.
Family and Friends that know me, do you know that I actually hate being disorganized. “Wait? What?” You yell! “You, Glenna, Hate being disorganized. Have you seen your desk at work? Have you seen your junk closet(s)?” Yes, people, I have and it drives me crazy. The reality though is I feel as though I have no time to organize my life. Organizing my life will bring balance to it, and balancing my time will help me become organized. Where will I start? I have some ideas. Will I share? Yes!
I am a normal woman, I hate my body. Okay, hate is a strong word. There are parts of my body that I cringe to see. Before I can change my diet, though I need to implement exercise into my daily routine. Diet is easier for me; I do not necessary stick with it as I should, but I enjoy healthier foods. I also enjoy Yoga, Zumba, and Barre; but I never set aside time for these activities. Here we go again, back to that work “time.”
Less Time Worrying, More Time Enjoying
Who saw me in 2016, because I feel like I mainly saw my desk and my phone. I plan to put down the phone, step away from the stress of work, and spend more time on what really matters. Yes, I love my job, but I also love my family and friends. Lynden made a joke in September that we were strangers. Sadly, it was an accurate statement. I was running around in some many directions, and I do not even know why or where I was going. Instead, I am going to stop and admit something that is difficult for me to admit, “I am only one person!” It is true, I am, and guess what else, it is okay to ask other people for help. My family and friends actually enjoy helping me out when needed. Despite what I think, it does not mean I am weak when I ask for help.
Improve My Blog
Remember in January when I started this blog? I had major plans for it. Although it has been fun, I have not given it enough effort. In 2017 I would like to drive more traffic to my blog, I would love to share even more recipes, and if possible I would love to increase my subscribers.
Redefine My Relationship with Time
Have you noticed a theme with the four goals/resolutions above? Yeah, I have also noticed that theme. It involves time. I struggle with time. My family hassles me for it. Trust me; I do not enjoy taking 45 minutes to wake up. In 2017 I want to figure out how to break that pattern. Is it health related? I do not know. Am I lazy? No, and how dare you think that! Am I inconsiderate? Maybe, but I also am not ashamed of myself and this issue. Any real suggests to fix this issue are also welcomed. Also, I want better perceive the passing of time, and put down my darn phone to enjoy the little moments in life!