I debated sharing a lot of this for a while, but after thought, reflection, and prayer, I realized we need more real life posts on social media. I know I can get caught up in the comparison game, and sometimes it is hard to remember that not everyone has it all together. Today, I am going to share what has been going on the last few months, and my goals and dreams for 2021.
In November, I decided to take the month off social media. I took that time to focus on my business and gain some clarity. Most of the month was spent getting organized and getting ready to accept new clients. I was so excited and ready for my December program launch.
At the beginning of December, I started to feel burnt out. Graduation was creeping up, and I had a lot of assignments needing to be completed. I was also feeling pressure to start the finishing touches on wedding planning. At this point, I felt it best that I put a hold on all content creation. This was a huge blow to my confidence in myself and my business because of all the hard work I had done in November. Even though I felt defeated, I knew it was not fair to myself or my potential clients to give half effort.
I graduated on December 18, and I thought after graduation I could get started again. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I’ve been dealing with an injury since November, but around this point, it started to get more persistent. Obviously, exercise is a huge part of my life and business, so not being able to lift or ride my horse was a huge blow physically, mentally, and for my business. As a result, much of my work was put on hold again.
Thankfully, Grayson came home for Christmas and we had an amazing Christmas with family. A few days after Christmas, we packed up my college apartment. I moved all the essentials to my parents’ house, and the rest of my things were moved to Saint Simons with Grayson.
Right now, I am still living in Athens. I have a job here until later in the year. When that job ends, I will be moving to Saint Simons. I am still dealing with that injury, and we still do not know when I can start to lift and ride again. There are so many fun wedding events coming up but also a lot of little details left for the big day (47 days!!).
I don’t share any of this to complain. I’m sharing this because I think we all need to see some real life on social media. So many people in the fitness space on social media portray that they have it all together and have the perfect health and fitness routine. I promise you, that is not ever the case. I am doing all I can to stay active, and I am finally able to get to the point to start working on my business again. In all honesty, I am having a hard time with both. We all have those times where we are in a funk. My best advice for these times is to pray, lean on those you love, and fight through it. I’m learning discipline to put in the hard work even when I feel defeated. Next time you feel like you are the only one struggling with something, even if it seems small, remember no one has it all together and you are doing your best.
After this last burnout, I decided to rethink my goals. I am a goal oriented person, so I usually have a mile long list of goals for the year. This year, I took a more simplified approach. I divided up my goals into three categories: life, business, and personal. In each category, I have 2-4 goals I want to work on this year. Instead of going all in at once, I’m going to slowly work to achieve these things in steps throughout the year. Here are my goals and dreams for 2021.
A lot of these seem simple, but they are small things that I have noticed I need to improve on. For example, I used to be an avid reader, but in the last few years, I have lost the habit. When I choose not to read, I am choose things such as watching TV which causes anxiety and poor sleep. By choosing to read, I am giving my brain a break. By simplifying my goals this year, I hope to gain clarity and focus on the things that are most important.
I know this was a long one, but I hope it reminded you it is okay to not have it all together. Maybe this will be the inspiration you need to get started on your goals and make this year amazing.
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