Hey, Hey! I hope you're having a F A N T A S T I C day!
So, the other day I was thinking about all of the things that I have accomplished- by the grace of God alone, *tears of relief*- in the past two years. These past two years have definitely had their ups & downs, but I did so many things, worked really hard, & learned a ton.
Looking forward towards these next two years, I realized that I have an amazing opportunity to do so many things before I turn 20! I mean, I'm not in college, I work full time, I'm out of my parents house, & I'm building a business. I think that is a great foundation for a world of opportunities!
As the future progresses, I am going to be talking a lot about goal setting & taking steps towards fulfilling your dreams & goals. A tip for today: chip away at it. Start small, chip away at it, before you know it, you'll be living those dreams- all while having maintained your life without losing your sanity!
Anyways... I want to outline 10 of my goals for these next two years of my life, in hopes that you might get an idea of how to set long term goals & learn a little bit more about me!
1. I WANT TO PUBLISH MY 1ST BOOK
I am in the process of finishing my first book & writing my second, right now. It would be absolutely incredible to have that published by the end of 2019!
2. I WANT TO RELEASE MY FIRST ALBUM
For those of you who don't know, I am a singer/songwriter. I wrote and recorded my EP in the fall of 2017, but due to a couple of issues, I wasn't able to release it. Hey! We all have losses- but I'm choosing to get back up & start from scratch. I want this to be an accurate representation of who I am, and I am so excited to be able to share my music with you, in these next two years.
3. I WANT TO BECOME A BETTER LISTENER
Ya'll, this one is really important to me. I know that as a friend, I could be a way better listener. When I say listener, I mean someone who actually listens. Someone who thinks before they speak, processing what the other person is saying. Someone who knows when a response is necessary, and when it's not. Someone who doesn't jump right to their own agenda, before the last word of the story has even been spoken! I want to be someone that ya'll can talk to- and feel heard by!
4. I WANT TO TRAVEL
Don't we all! But seriously. My bucket list?
- Texas (Houston, Dallas, & Austin)
- California (San Diego, LA, & San Fran)
- New York City (again..)
- Europe (specifically England, France, Greece & Italy)
This is two-fold because that requires working while traveling/affording it- which brings me to my next goal...
5. I WANT TO QUIT MY JOB!
Don't get me wrong, I do love my current job, BUT- what gives me life? Blogging, creating, writing, telling stories, helping people, traveling, exploring, & the list goes on & on! Why am I doing everything that I'm doing right now? Two reasons: 1. To help & inspire you! 2. To allow myself a life outside of a 9-5 cubicle! I want to be able to travel & work from wherever. I want to be able to meet all of ya'll, all over the world & experience life!
6. I WANT TO ESTABLISH HEALTHIER HABITS
I want to go to bed before 2 am. I want to get up earlier than 10 minutes before I have to BE at work. I want to be able to meal prep my whole week & have a consistent work out plan that I stick to. Ya'll I am really bad at establishing good habits. Why? See below.
7. I WANT TO BE A COMMITTED PERSON
Okay, so not only do I have the bad tendency of being flaky, but I am so bad at committing. I can get severe anxiety committing to things, even healthy things. I am not good at sticking with what I've started. The fact that I finished a book is a miracle. The fact that I've maintained a blog for more than a week- is astounding. I am actually so proud of myself already- but let's see where we're at in a couple months before we pop the champagne...
8. I WANT TO MOVE OUT OF MICHIGAN
So remember how I said I wanted to constantly work & travel? Yes, cool. Alongside that, I would actually love to be "stationed" out of somewhere else.
Most of you probably don't know this, but I've tried moving out of MI 5 times in the past 2 years. That's a story for another time.
Now, obviously, all of my plans were thwarted.. but, I'm sure one day it'll happen- Hopefully in the next two years??
*Central Park is calling my name!*
9. I WANT TO BE CONTENT IN WHO I AM
This one is soooo hard. When I say content, I mean, like actually content. I want to not only be strutting my stuff- but I want to be able to spread light & joy into other people's lives by just resting in being. I want to get to a place where I am so in love with Jesus that I am blissfully unaware of all of the things I wish I could change about myself. This doesn't meant that I wouldn't work on my flaws & becoming a better version of myself- but it would mean that I would be comfortable in who I am & live that out to it's full extent here on earth.
10. I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO LET LOOSE!
YA'LL- I CAN BE SOOOO UP-FREAKING-TIGHT. I don't mean to be, I don't want to be, it's just how I naturally am. So in these next two years, I want to learn how to have more dance parties, laugh more things off & not let minuscule things ruin my day or effect my self-image.
So here's to letting loose, building a business, sharing love & truth, & growing into who I have been created to be- these next 2 years!
What are your ten goals for the next year or two?
I want to hear all about them!
Comment below or feel free to email/DM me!
Red Lip Xo's - Ri