Well, it’s been another year around the sun.
And if you’ve been following me since the very beginning in 2011, then thank you for celebrating 8 birthdays with me! 38…it’s actually hard to believe.
Every year when my birthday arrives, there’s an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. Did I accomplish everything I wanted to in the last year? Do I feel proud of the past 12 months? Am I making progress as a woman year after year?
For me personally, this past year has been about consistency and health. I wanted to be consistent about making small progress everyday….I knew that practicing healthy routines consistently would add up over time. After 38 years I know that hard work doesn’t pay off overnight, but instead it accumulates with repetition.
I repeatedly wanted to wake up earlier: I made it a priority to be up everyday & out of bed by 7am, and as a girl who likes about 9 hours of sleep, that meant I had to make 10pm a fairly consistent habit.
I repeatedly wanted to work smarter, not harder: Prioritizing my time was KEY in making this work. Being aware of my schedule, learning when to say no, and not procrastinating were essential.
I repeatedly wanted to make my health, from diet to exercise: The Friday before every week I would schedule (& pre pay!) for workouts with trainers or in group fitness classes. That way I knew if it was on the calendar that I was so efficiently tending to, as well had already paid….I WOULD NOT CANCEL. Food prep was also a priority and having friends who held me accountable in regards to the whole no sugar no dairy thing!
But this year….I want to work on expanding my life past the personal goals. I want to build a new business. I want to give back to the community. And I want to foster an even deeper relationship with my KERRently community.
I trust yall will hold me accountable and be my biggest supporters, as you always have been. You will give me feedback…good or bad…(even when I might get a little sensitive to it!) and you will cheer me on when you like what is happening.
Thank you for being part of my family. Thank you for believing in this platform. And thank you for loving me, even when I might not have even loved myself.
It’s been one hell of a year, team….this birthday girl feels emotional knowing you all have helped in getting me to where I am today.
NOW LET’S PARTY!