Every week, I have a virtual mastermind call with my RD pal, Lauren. A few weeks ago we decided to set some 2019 intentions and pick a word for the year.
I love the idea of intentions instead of resolutions, and choosing a word to go along with that. I already have a to-do list about a mile long, so setting more goals with New Year’s Resolutions feels a bit too heavy for me.
The word I picked for 2019 is Bloom.
This past year has been a bit crazy for me with planning a wedding and getting married, losing Lily, selling and buying a home and also keeping my business afloat through all of that. I think I spent so much time working on life and business that I haven’t allowed myself to enjoy being in either.
Something else I haven’t mentioned until now is that I recently got closure related to my old house in Virginia, which now has renters in it. The situation with that house and my previous divorce agreement has been a huge timesuck and mental burden to me for a lot of 2018, to the point where sometimes I couldn’t sleep at night thinking about it. While it’s not necessary to go into details of everything, I can say that a massive weight has been lifted off of my shoulders to officially settle things and completely close that chapter of my life.
And then there’s G&G. I recently started working with a business coach and we had our first meeting a few weeks ago. We discussed all of the professional development I have done over the past few years, and she pointed out that I have the business skills and knowledge to take G&G to the next level – I just need to stop getting in the way of myself.
Thoughts about where I’m at in life plus the conversation with my business coach reminded me so much of a flower that is getting ready to bloom, and it inspired me to choose that word for 2019. I thought about using a word that was more bold, such as “Thrive”, but I think a lot of 2019 will also involve being kind to myself and practicing self-care. The word Bloom feels a bit more delicate and resonated with me :)
My hope for this year is that I will move more of G&G Nutrition Co. online with a self-guided online course. I am really happy with where my practice is now, but I don’t see myself as the type of person who is going to be happy spending 40 hours per week doing 1-1 counseling. I love the idea of creating online programs and products to be able to connect with more people in different ways.
On a more personal note, I am looking forward to a new year with B and continuing to build a life together that is fun and joyful. Hopefully our renovation will be finished in late summer / early fall and despite some of the unexpected stresses, it is exciting to think of moving into a home that we customized together. We are hoping to also adopt a brother or sister for Winnie. We keep saying we are going to wait until after we move into the house, but the chances of us sticking to that timeline are slim :)
I am wishing you a happy 2019 with good health and happiness!