I’ve been taking the last few days, like a lot of other people, to think about goal setting for 2018 and beyond. But this year, goal setting is more of a struggle. Most of this is due to the fact that I’m going through a lot of transition and change in different areas of my life. There have been so many milestones in my life this past year—finally finishing my bachelor’s degree, my youngest graduating high school and then starting college, and of course Christina’s wedding and all the preceding festivities.
After so many significant events –followed by all the holiday hoopla, I’m feeling like I need a little more time than usual to contemplate my goals. I especially need more time to think about my long-term goals—since my life no longer revolves around homework (mine or one of my kids) and wedding planning and events. Of course, I still have a business to run, blogging, and lots of family stuff always going on, but I have a few new projects I’m mulling over. And I need a little more mulling time.
When I decided to write about this topic, I was having a hard time. My thoughts hadn’t quite congealed and I was wishing I could say that I had all my goals nailed down. I shared these thoughts with the girls and they suggested I put off posting for the week. I knew I wasn’t going to that—put off writing about something or doing something because it was hard. And I knew why. It’s the thing that gets goals accomplished in the first place: showing up.
So many goals are difficult for different reasons and at different times, but if you want to accomplish them, you first have to show up. Even when you don’t feel like it. Even when it’s hard. Even when it’s confusing. Just keep showing up and eventually you get there. You get where you’re supposed to be.
So I’m going to keep showing up like I always do—for family, for work, for blogging, and for goal setting…and beyond. I know I’ll get where I’m supposed to go.
Are you having any struggles with setting your goals for the year? How do you handle them? I’d love to hear from you.
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Christina is a twenty-something living with her beagle, Mash, and husband, Nate in their van. She loves traveling, shopping, art, and photography. She’s also a vegetarian, pop-culture enthusiast, book-lover, and Dave Matthews Band fanatic. Catch her somewhere around the country in a converted camper van or at home in Florida for a visit.