I Am My Own #Goals

Life has literally taken a bat to everything I held dear, so while I am rebuilding, all of my goals are under construction. 

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When my friend Terasha thought up this blog challenge “I am my own #goals” I inwardly groaned. The phrase brings to mind someone who is out there getting things done personally and professionally and doesn’t need to look to social media for their goals in life. Personally and professionally I’m flailing and I have been guilty of coveting the lives of people on social media who seem to have it “together”. Life has literally taken a bat to everything I held dear, so while I am rebuilding, all of my goals are under construction.

I’m trying to be okay with being on this undefined road. They say there is something to be learned from every season of your life and I want to give myself the chance to learn from this experience. What I’m learning is that just like seasons change, goals change too. You could be moments from the finish line and realize this wasn’t the right race for you. And that’s completely okay, there is no definite map.

I’m discovering that comparing yourself with others is pointless. We scroll through our feeds seeing our peers sailing through life, living out their dreams or so it seems. Social media only shows a slice of that person’s life, not the whole pie. That person may have fought, cried, and bled to get to where they are. They could be terribly unhappy while still smiling in their Instagram post. I can’t compare my entire life to a slice of someone else’s. I have to figure out what is right for me, and what I want to accomplish and I won’t find that on social media, I am my own #goals.

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New Year, New Determination

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  “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

2015 was a year of molding for me. The great Potter put me on his wheel and formed me into something different than in years before.
I used to start my years with lofty goals and no plan or direction in which to make them a reality and God knew that. So he threw at me  a lot of things that would help me find my way to the path He intended. There were many tears but with every challenge came a new strength, a lesson learned, and a fear defeated.

There will be more molding in 2016 as I face new challenges. I intend to transfer to a 4 year university this year, become more dedicated in my yoga practice, be more dedicated to this blog, save more money and pay off my credit cards. That’s kind of a lot but I’m getting off to a good start, today I bought the domain to this blog and I started my “21 yoga classes in a month” challenge.

So bring it 2016, come hell or high water I will be okay. My God is with me, I am not afraid.