In the last few days, my social media feed has been inundated with a great number of motivational statements to kick off the new year. Usually these are something I might enjoy reading but, this year, that does not ring true. Don't get me wrong, as my holiday pictures will show you, there was fun to be had when you spend the holidays with the right folks...
There was one post that did catch my attention though and I started thinking about it and how to apply it to this coming year. If I could choose one word to live by, to inspire me, this 2018, what would it be? I think for me it would have to be "positivity" which is one that can sometimes deem hard to sustain.
As the new year approached, I found myself really thinking about all that's transpired in my personal life within the last month and a half. I have thought about my sentiments, my overall demeanor and my drive to keep moving forward. I can attribute my resilience to my daughter, to her inquisitive nature and sentimental heart. I can connect my fearlessness to the women that have supported me day in and day out. So why did I find myself filling my mind with negativity in the remaining days of last year and for a couple of days after? Instead of immersing myself in the positive changes of what's to come, I started thinking about things that are not within my control.
This is where I turn it around. I am choosing to see the positive that's coming even in the most uncertain of times because one thing that is certain is that I am leading my own story. I always have but it's so easy to get lost in the repercussions of others' actions. Instead of focusing on loss, which I felt a lot of in 2017, I am embracing 2018 with a positive outlook with the belief that things will work out in the best way possible. I am looking forward to a new home, to a new baby daughter and to continue feeding my entrepreneur spirit, loving myself abundantly along the way.