A Time for Reflection, A Time for Change

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Are we all in awe another year has come and gone?

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R !  ! ! 


There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to make a list of goals.

This year, let’s be realistic. Sure, we all have ideal dreams but unless you’re willing to put forth the effort don’t kid yourself.

Why? How discouraging is it when December 31st roles around and you realize you didn’t accomplish anything you wanted? Save the heartbreak and be realistic.

Start small.

You’ll start to feel very encouraged and your motivation will grow when you cross off the item on the top of your list.

Once that is complete add another that moves you closer to your end goal.

Do some reflecting.

Take some quiet time away from distractions, so like put your phone in another room or on airplane mode and reflect honestly with yourself. Maybe even pull out some paper and a pen and write out what you did that makes you feel accomplished. Also add your I wish I hads. 

One of my biggest accomplishments in the last year has been getting out of my comfort zone. The experience of living and traveling abroad really revealed a courage that was deep within me.

As much as I’d like to say I have some superpower, I don’t. I did something involving the unknown. I didn’t know much about South Korea. I knew nothing about the school system or culture. I took a giant leap.

Do something that scares you. No, do something that t e r r i f i e s you. The thing that makes your palms sweat, your head spin, and maybe even makes you feel a little nauseous.

Quit your job, end a toxic relationship or commit to a beneficial relationship, make a big move, earn a higher degree, get rid of your stuff and live minimally, lose the weight, think positively.

Whatever goal you have in mind, it’s possible. Keep the end goal in mind but start with the smallest step. Then continue climbing up the ladder. Soon, you’ll be surprised at what you’ve accomplished, how much you’ve learned, and the personal changes you’ve experienced.

Everyday is time for a new start. Yet, with the new year here, a tradition to make new goals and try again, it’s the perfect time for your dreams and goals to become accomplishments.

My Goals

I’ve done my own reflecting and am super ready for a fresh start. This year, is gonna be a good year.

By December 31, 2017 I hope to will accomplish:

  • Perfect well-cooked dishes that impress

I gained confidence in the kitchen after our Thai cooking class but now I need go-to delcious meals

  • Exercise plan

It’s been tough committing to a daily routine while traveling. Casey has provided awesome quick workouts for minimal space but my favorite workout I’ve tried is kickboxing. I’d love to join a class in addition to running around the neighborhood regularly.

  • Home Garden

Along with cooking more at home and a consistent exercise plan I want to grow some of my own veggies and the web totally makes it look possible.

These are a few of my goals for 2017, I’d love to hear what’s on your list. Then we can hold each other accountable.

Cheers! To a fresh start!


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One Reply to “A Time for Reflection, A Time for Change”

  1. Thank you for continually inspiring me. Love you

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