Happy New Year!
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, each year on the 1st of January I choose a focus word. I’ve been thinking about this for a few days and the word I have chosen is:
My previous years’ words tended to be control-centric (except 2016 – Flexible!). If I learned anything in 2017 it was that as much as one tries to be in control, shit happens that can throw it all out the window. I had no choice but to accept what was happening and roll with it. This is something that was really difficult for me, but made me grow as a person.
I think faith is going to be really important for me in 2018. As I progress through the next treatment phases to rid myself of this cancer, my anxieties creep in. I need to have faith in the process. Faith in my treatment team. Faith in others around me. Faith that the outcome will a positive one.
Not to say that there’s nothing I can do to try and sway the odds a bit.
And with this I present my goals for 2018:
- Treat my body with the highest respect. It deserves it.
- Continue to surround myself with beauty and positivity in all forms.
- Live, laugh, love. I know it’s all over Pinterest but it is for a reason.
- Continue with daily meditation.
- Write. It’s been incredibly therapeutic for me, and also brings me joy. Blog posts are-a-coming!
- Commit to language study. I really want to get ‘exempt’ status in French when I return to work, and because I love Italian, I’m working on that as well.
And now for the big scary goals:
- SUP yo. First I need to get over my fear of water. If I hate it, I’ll drop it, but I really want to give it an honest try. Which would be more than the 15 seconds at Meech Lake 2 years ago where, because the board was moving (shocker), I screamed so loud it echoed. Oh the stares I got! 😂
- Start a side business of freelance writing and editing. I am a seriously good editor. I can help you! Let’s talk! Leave a comment, or fill out the contact form.
- Begin the process for getting my coaching certification. I love this sport — I’ve had some great successes and spectacular failures, and I think I’d make a great coach!