It’s a new year

I’m not too late to send my New Years message into the universe. There may only be a few hours left on January 1, 2018, but I’m going to get this message out there. I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a long time now and this day in the blogosphere is dedicated to people talking about their goals.

It’s a new year, a clean slate. Really, did we all wake up and 2017 disappeared from the world? It doesn’t exactly work like that and it’s ok. As those days tick by we are learning things about ourselves, we are facing challenges, and just making it through life.

2017 was filled with lessons we should carry over into to 2018. We need to use those lessons of last year to jumpstart the new year. A new year doesn’t mean a new you, but it is a chance to do new things, to grow, to learn, and to change. Believe me, there are plenty of things I wish I could leave behind in the new year, but those things are the foundation of what my 2018 will be. The happy, the sad, the struggle, the pain are the reasons why I choose to start something NEW in the new year. Those are the reasons why I want to continue to improve, endure, and conquer life in 2018.

I encourage everyone to set short and long-term goals. I encourage people to look at this day as the first day of a new adventure. Today is not the ending of something, it’s just a continuing of improvement and understanding.

I’m not going to get into my goals in this post, but this post isn’t about me. This post is about helping you form your goals and what the foundation of your goals should be. And it’s okay to have several goals. You can want to work on more than one thing at a time, but you don’t need to tackle too many things where things get lost in the shuffle. We set goals so that we can achieve them and feel a sense of journey and accomplishment.

I simply don’t want you to forget where you came from in the new year. It doesn’t all just go away. It’s apart of us to build you into a better person (if that is what you’re searching for in life). Sometimes, I think there might be too much pressure to leave everything behind you and start anew in the new year and life doesn’t work like that. You can carry those things with you in the new year to fuel your new adventures and accomplishments.

And most importantly, set your goals for you and no one else. You may find help and encouragement along the way, but these goals are for you. Be happier for yourself, lose weight for yourself, run a marathon for yourself, or just be healthier for yourself.

Tell me what your goals are for the new year.  Happy New Year!