Is it 2019 already…

Its that time of year when you have to keep on reminding yourself that it is 2019 not 2018. At least we don’t have to write cheques anymore, but I do think I have already had to rewrite the year a fair few times and it is only week 2.

At the end of last year, I attended an event where the aim was to plan for the next year. Something that I had never really done. I am sure we have all thought about where we would like to go for our next holiday or if we want to purchase something big like a house, but planning every week and in some cases planning everyday is not something I would have considered. After all, are we not constantly told to “live in the moment.”

However, starting MyMuse has meant that planning is vital. And actually starting to plan for the life I truly want means that I need to start planning more. The event started with listing 52 things you would like to do in the next year, these did not have to be all major things, they could be things like a restaurant you have always wanted to try or a walk you have wanted to complete. Or they could be something as big as completing a marathon (this was definitely not my goal, you will at some point come to learn, I do not enjoy running). A few things on my list included:

  • reading at least a book a month

  • completing an adventure or outdoor activity once a week

  • attending the gym four times a week

  • flying my mum over to Australia

These are just a few and there were plenty to do with MyMuse. I initially thought this list would be scary to write, but it actually made me very excited. I could not believe that I had written down 52 things I wanted to do in one year, it was exciting to think I could complete all these in 365 days!

Then I had to sit and complete a week by week plan, this then makes you realise that weeks can go by and you complete almost nothing if you don’t plan. This does not mean that I am not going to be “living in the moment.” It is only week two of 2019 and I can happily say I have ticked off a fair few things on my list, completing some pretty major tasks and am the happiest I have been in a long time. This is the start of something very exciting for me and I can’t wait for what is to come.

Another thing that we have do is come up with a word for the year, a word that gets you fired up, that can get you going on those hard mornings, that means something to you. I had many thoughts and suggestions, but one word came, and stuck with me, especially with some of the goals I have this year. My word is EVEREST.

If you had to come up with a word, what would yours be?

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