Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I know I’ve been gone a while but I promise, I’m back for good this time! There’s so much I want to share with you, but this post will focus solely on our plans for this new year.
First, let me apologize for leaving you all hanging like that. My last post was in July so that means five months of inactivity on the website. But I am extremely pleased to announce that thanks to Ashley Nicole of Mirage Media and Heru the Outsidor, we finally have our new logo! And I must admit that I’m very much in love with the masterpiece they created!
Now, rather than give you a bunch of excuses and made up reasons for my lack of consistency, let’s charge it to the game and start this year off fresh. Ahkay? Cool. Now, its 2017 and I assume most of you are too old for the #NewYearNewMe line everyone starts chanting around Christmas time. So, what do you all want to see happen for you this year? Is it to finally start eating better and incorporating physical activity into your daily life? Is it to focus more on meditation and spirituality? Maybe your resolution is to declutter your life and free yourselves of people and things that serve no positive purpose. Whatever it is, understand that being inspired to make changes to your life isn’t enough. Yeah, I said it. You got inspired.. so what? Inspiration is not enough to keep you going. To really commit yourself to a lifestyle change, you have to be dedicated in order for it to work.
This is going to be a short rant, but the message is simple: It’s not enough to be motivated and inspired, you have to be dedicated to really succeed at accomplishing your goal! And it’s that simple. Imagine a person that wants to lose 10 pounds. They follow all of these fitness accounts on InstaGram, pay for a gym membership and spend hundreds of dollars on matching workout sets and kicks. Great start, right? Now imagine that same person is someone who can’t say no when it comes to going to happy hour with coworkers. They also don’t know the meaning of portion control and allows a cheat day to become a cheat week or month. So yeah, motivation will get you started, but dedication and discipline will keep you going. And that’s for everything in life.
So here we are again, back to this New Year Resolution. I decided that this year, instead of making a bunch of promises that I may or may not keep, I’ll go in a different direction. Here are my plans for 2017:
- Making self-care a priority – Mental, physical, and emotional.
- Freedom – Taking back the power I give to people and material things that have control over my mind and emotions.
- Practicing Patience – With others, and most importantly, myself.
I hope you all take my words to heart and realize that anything you ever wanted is attainable – you just have to dedicate yourself to real change and stick to it.
– Yolanda Danae’