“If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up!”
You may have noticed that I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling recently…I don’t know about you, but I work so I can travel with my family as much as possible. Ever since I was young and my parents took us on some amazing trips, I have always been a big believer in making memories being the most important things we can do in our lives. In fact, I don’t even know if I could remember the many of the gifts I was given for birthdays or Christmas but I do remember the good times we had traveling with my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins.
Traveling is something that is ingrained in my DNA…and my kids will tell you the same. It definitely does make it challenging to fit in all the work that I need so I can enjoy the vacation and not have to take time away from the family. Being organized writing my blog posts, planning what I am going to post and all the other elements that go into blogging and promoting it on social media are vital! Even taking vacation from my full time job is not always vacation because I like to make sure I am available if problems arise with my clients and see if there are things I need to take care of.
You may be asking yourself why I am talking about all the work that I have to do to be organized so I can travel…well, here’s the point – I love to travel and that isn’t going to change, but I also have goals & standards that mean I have to be really organized so I can enjoy my vacations. My goals aren’t going to go away just because I love to travel, but I definitely have to make sure that I plan ahead!
I have recently been working with my 16 year old who got a little behind with his school work because of our vacation to Hawaii and I told him that he needed to write a list of the things he was behind with and then make a plan for when he was going to complete each task. After a little push back he agreed to do it and once he had everything down he told me that it had really helped him because then he didn’t have to have all the things jumbled inside his head, giving him more to worry about. Once he had everything written down, he could check off each thing once completed and see that list become less and less overwhelming.
I follow a very similar style – I know what I need to do, and always write a list about EVERYTHING. Including whether I need to pack certain things, if I need to go to a store to pick something up etc. If I miss something when I am writing the list, I guarantee it’s something I will completely miss or even worse, I wake up in the middle of the night almost in a cold sweat with a list in my head again of things that I should have written down.
My goals are very important to me, I am always making new goals, and I never stop working towards them. I have found that every goal, whether big or small, requires consistent effort and nothing (not even a vacation) is going to stop me from putting in that consistent effort!
My goal when I started this blog was to inspire women to express their unique personality through their style, which would in turn grow their confidence. I have always felt that our biggest challenge as women is the belief in ourselves. Feeling great about yourself absolutely leads you to become more confident and hopefully that in turn leads to achieving whatever your goals are. I am not going to give up on my goal…and neither should you!
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