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First and foremost, I have a confession to make. I’m a lover of lists. and goals. and smashing and hitting those goals out of the park. What a rush I get from being the best, or finishing something ahead of time…or being recognized for their accomplishments….who doesn’t, right?? But this year….(wait for it….) I’m not setting any goals for 2018. None. Nada. Zippity Do Da.
Let me give you a little history about me….Ever since I can remember, my entire life, I’ve always been involved in some sort of competition. Whether it be sports, school or friends – it’s been non-stopped comparison and competing….and I’ve enjoyed it actually. I like the rush of competing…. With others, with myself..even just typing it gets me amped up. I truly love to compete. BUT, after 25 plus years of striving to always be the best, be on top…I just need a break. Not in a lazy, not getting off the couch, kind of break. But more like a “I’m perfect the way I am kinda way.” Competition feeds off goals, and while I do think that competition can be healthy, I just need a detox from it for a bit. Make sense? Maybe…maybe not – but to me? It’s crystal clear.
Are there goals I WANT to set for the year? OF COURSE. I want to better myself, my time with family, my blog, me me me…see the trend there? My goals causes me to zone in on just that – me. But, that isn’t my life anymore and I’m not my only responsibility. I have 2 beautiful growing girls that look up to me that NEED me. They aren’t a goal on my to-do list. They are on my forever list. My #1 in life, love and happiness.
So, I’m done with the goal-setting. The must-haves, the to-do’s of the day. Do things still need to be done? Of course. and they will get done. But on my time…when I can work things in. This will not deter my strive for greatness because I feel like I’m already pretty great (go me!)-and I know that I’m surrounded every day by the best of the best…my family.
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So, this year will be a little different for me….This isn’t the year of goal-setting and making new goals for the new year. This year, it’s the year of catching up on all things that I’ve missed, overlooked, un-prioritized in the past. Each day, a new day. A blank slate. A non-to do list kinda day. I’m looking forward to waking up, and going from there. I’m looking forward to smiling more, slowing down more, laughing more, loving more and living life more. I’ve paid my dues in the competitive world, I’m taking a break for a while. I hope each of you are able to slow down and enjoy the beautiful chaos of life as well. <3
When is the last time you truly lived your life and embraced each day?