Welcome, 2019! It is a brand new year, a blank canvas. This year can be ANYTHING YOU WANT IT TO BE! Do you KNOW what you want it to be? Are you honed in on your goals, your dreams and your desires? If not, there is NO time like the present to STOP (collaborate and listen) and FIGURE IT OUT!!!
Are you living your “best life? Are you chasing your dreams? If you answered no I encourage you to take some time (30-60 min) and HONESTLY answer WHY? WHAT is holding you back? There are a trillion reasons that might be holding you back (some valid and some just plain excuses). I say that because I have been there (and may still be there at times). LIFE IS SHORT people, tomorrow is NOT promised. If you are not chasing your desires NOW you have to genuinely ask yourself “IF NOT NOW, WHEN?”. There really IS no time like the present.
I am super stoked for 2019! I am excited to be on this adventure we call life with a blank page. I literally get to create ANYTHING I WANT! Will it be easy? HELL to the no! Will I want to quit? Um I kind of already want to! Will it be worth it? F yeah!
I am going to be honest; there are times (more than I would like to admit) that I think about going back to a w2 job to be “safe”, or at least have my health insurance paid for. Times where I am 110% terrified of what is to come next! For example: 2018 was my first year doing taxes as a partial W2, partial business owner. I have zero idea what to expect but my CPA braced me that I may cry! I know I am not prepared to deal with this today but I do know I have an amazing CPA in my corner so YAY to that! (small wins, peeps, small wins). While I am thriving and loving almost every minute I am so far OUT of my comfort zone that if I stop and think about it I honestly cry hysterically!
Who the heck do I think I am to do this? Who do I think I am to (be good and smart enough) launch a business? Who do I think I am starting a business in an area I know very little about? Well, I will tell you; I am Christine, I am tenacious, I am resilient, I am committed and I KNOW I am on the path meant for me! THAT is WHO I AM to KNOW I can do this!
I ended the year on a high positive note. I am starting the year almost like a deer in headlights! There are a LOT OF NEW things in my life, new responsibilities, new tasks, new things I need to do. I can’t just work Mon-Fri 9-5; I have to go ALL in on this endeavor. I have to do whatever it takes. As “Em” would say “success if my only option, failure is not”. I have to pick up the grind (Dec was a fluff month in regard to hard work) and freelance, and pay bills and network and build relationships and just keep doing and doing and building and building. As Puffy says #cantstopwontstop
I have always, genuinely believed that ‘Life happens outside of your comfort zone” and I know 2019 is going to be EXTREMELY outside of my comfort zone, like I can’t even SEE my old comfort zone!
I am so blessed to be surrounded by such intelligent and helpful people, amazing supporters and folks who genuinely want to see me thrive! I am blessed to keep attracting more and more liked minded people. I won’t lie (I never do, I am always transparent with my blog) It is always a bit rough when your “old crowd (people who have known you forever <including family>)” don’t truly rally to support you the way a “newer” like minded friend does. I guess that is just the way the cupcake crumbles!
I just KNOW there is someone out here to NEEDS to read this! This blog is for YOU, the person out there who WANTS more but is afraid (for whatever reason), YOU DESERVE MORE! As Rachel Hollis says “You are Meant for More”! Get out of your own way this year! Take risks! Take chances! CHASE YOUR DREAMS! You are worth it! You deserve it! Your family deserves it! If you become a better version of you every single person in your life benefits! So let’s DO THIS!
GAME ON, 2019!!!