Can you believe that it has already been 6 months since the beginning of the year? We are already done with half of 2015! That’s crazy!
Raise your hand if you are still working on any of the goals you made in January. Don’t worry if you didn’t raise your hand, I’ve had a few struggles of my own with my 2015 goals. The beginning of the year is always so new and fresh. You just got to spend time with your family over the holidays, maybe you’ve rested a little, and you feel like you can take on anything. This year is going to be your year.
Then life comes along and laughs at your goals and pretty much says, “Nope!”
We can’t always avoid all the problems that come our way. We can’t plan everything out and know for sure that it’s going to happen that way. Things come up, events happen, and many times we find ourselves far away from where we wanted to be when we started the year.
When I looked back at the goals I had made for the year, it seemed like I was barely doing anything that I had set out to do. Then I stepped back and really looked at where life had taken me the first part of this year and I realized I’ve done more than I thought.
I’ve been doing better with balancing the things on my plate and not letting one little crinkle in the routine throw me for a loop. I’ve even started to come to terms with not having such a set routine and letting the day lead me where it needs to go. It’s been a little bit of a struggle to adjust to things, but I haven’t completely lost it and I have to say I like having a little wiggle room. It’s nice to not know every single detail sometimes.
I’ve also expanded my blog, maybe not in the way I thought I would but it’s slowly growing. I’ve been consistent with my posts and improving the quality of my pictures. I’ve tried to have a bigger presence on Instagram and grow my following there and I finally started a Facebook page and found another way to reach out to my readers. I might not have thousands of readers like other blogs, but I do have loyal followers and that is all I could ask for.
As for my other goals, I’ve made different progress in those areas. I thought I would accomplish those in a different way than I am now, but that isn’t a bad thing! I’m actually learning a lot about myself and I like what I’m finding out.
I can say one thing with absolute certainty though and that is I have pursued everything with passion. That was my word for the year, the word that I chose to help focus all of my goals. It I start something or think about starting something and I find that I have no passion to put behind it, then I know that isn’t what I should be doing. I don’t want to half-ass anything anymore. I don’t want or need to waste my time. I want passion to be a part of everything I do because then I can really enjoy the outcome.
How about you guys? Have your goals been met, changed, or forgotten? Are you still using your word for the year to help guide you? What could you work on?
June is a great time to re-focus and get a fresh burst of motivation. You aren’t a failure if you haven’t made any progress yet! Time to get back up and start working towards what you want.
Today is the perfect day to do just that!