First, I’d like to start by saying it was never my intention to take a full year off from my blog.
My original plan was to take a short hiatus to regroup and during that time I found solace in the shadows. 2019 was a strange year. In no way was it bad, but it also wasn’t the best. During my time away from As Told by Scotty a lot happened and I found myself at a loss on how to connect with my platform. I lost touch with my “why” and I knew I had to figure that out before I dared to make another post.
I did a lot of talking in 2019 and I realized I backed none of it up. I didn’t hold myself accountable and that’s where I went wrong. I do NOT want to handle 2020 in the same manner and that’s why I haven’t written out my goals yet. At the start of a new year, I’m always that person writing down a bunch of shit that I know I’m not going to do. Let’s just be honest. It feels good to write it down but I never put anything into action and I’m tired of it.
So that’s why the one goal I know for sure I am deadset on achieving this year is being intentional.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Actually take some time to filter through what you want to accomplish this year. Then write it down, maybe even set a deadline (don’t feel like you have to though) and then think about what your steps to achieving said goals need to look like. Also, be realistic. The more honest and realistic you are with yourself, the less disappointed you’re going to be.
People catch so much flack for wanting to revamp themselves around the beginning of a new year and I don’t get it. What’s the problem with someone wanting to change themselves for the better? Absolutely nothing. If someone says “new year, new me” just be supportive of whatever it is they’re trying to change.
No matter the time of the year, whenever you feel like you are being drawn to wanting to change or wanting better for yourself. Do it. Your supporters will fall in line and your doubters will fall to the wayside.
Start that business, go back to school, open up a savings, get a gym membership. Whatever it is, hold yourself accountable and be intentional about it. Just know I’ll be doing the same.