I thought my year kinda sucked so far, but when I look back I can see it’s actually been amazing. I’ve achieved lots of my goals and should be on track for more by the end of the year.
I realise I often am hard on myself about what I have achieved and where I want to be compared to where I am. There are many things that I had hoped to have achieved by now both for this year and in general. I’ve been working hard to make some progress this year and my boyfriend has been no small part of this motivation. For a long time I didn’t feel like I had much to offer a potential partner and in many ways it made me reluctant to try dating.
Meeting M changed that. He’s the most supportive partner I have ever had, and it’s made me work even harder this year to achieve my goals.
I was in a bit of a foul mood earlier this week about a few missed opportunities but then I realised that almost everything I set out to do this year is well on its way to being achieved, if it hasn’t been already.
I wanted to publish my first book this year and it’s done.
I wanted a new job and It’s done.
I wanted to meet somebody amazing and it’s done.
I wanted to work on my bubble butt and it’s on it’s way
I wanted to be more financially secure and thats getting better too.
There are a few things left on the list like travel, but it’s only July… There is plenty of time to go yet.
People always say not to dwell on the past. Look towards the future and to new opportunities, but I think that it’s important to remember that where we are now is a result of where we have been. It’s ok to stop occasionally and remind yourself of all the things you have already done. Remember it’s the journey that makes us who we are not the destination and each goal we achieve is just a baby step on that road.
I wrote an article on finding confidence a few months ago and some of the advice I gave still rings true. When you are feeling down or when you are feeling like things are not going as well as they should stop for a moment and remind yourself of your successes. When we focus on our successes rather than our failures all of a sudden the things we want to achieve don’t seem quite so overwhelming or difficult.
You’re already awesome… go for it!