I Wasn't Ready for 2017 ...

Gif from Giphy.

Gif from Giphy.

Okay y'all ... real talk Monday, I wasn't ready for the new year like I thought I was. 

So, it's day 9 and to be completely honest, I've already been slacking. Yes, I've made out my goals (I even have my vision board made). Yes, I have some great things lined up for 2017. HOWEVER, I haven't done much of anything during the first few days of the year that I said I was going to do. A lot of people would think, "oh, it's just the second week," but to me, I'm already behind ...

I've been seeing so many people pushing out content, revealing new business plans and just WORKING. Meanwhile, I've just been trying to get through the day lately. Now, I don't want to be too hard on myself. I recently moved back to Atlanta, after being back in my hometown for a few months, because I just started a new internship. Also, I've been preparing to begin grad school today (pray for me). So, that entire transition has me worn out and I'm completely unmotivated to focus my time on anything else. I'm extremely disappointed that this is my first time posting in the new year, but so much has been going on in my personal life (not to mention being sick took me out for about 2-3 days out of the 9 that I had to get my life together). When I do get free time, my mind is not on working towards my goals, but rather if I can get some sleep or at least just sit down.

In 2016, I was soooo excited for the year to start. I had a theme for the year and I started working towards my 2016 goals in 2015 ... that's how I feel it should be every year. I kept that momentum going during the year and managed to accomplish almost ALL of the goals I set for myself. I even managed to tackle things I never imagined for myself that year, some of which I discussed in my 2016 recap. Now, I'm trying to figure out why this year feels so different.    

So, to me ... I've been slacking when it comes to goals. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. I'm not writing this to offer a solution to the lack of motivation you may be feeling ... I don't even have one. However, I want everyone who may have gotten a late start like me to know that you're not alone and it's okay.

Your entire year isn't going down the drain just because you're not on top of things the way you would like to be.

Being a few weeks late when it seems like everyone got a head start isn't going to necessarily delay or stop anything from being accomplished. God's timing anyway, right? With that being said, we have to focus on us and stop getting discouraged by what we're seeing everyone else do. I follow some top-notch bloggers who have been on it since 12 a.m. on January 1, 2017. This made me feel horrible because one of my top goals was to grow my blog even more this year. Nevertheless, my chances to do that are not gone simply because I'm not starting as soon as I would like. YOUR CHANCES TO BE GREAT THIS YEAR ARE NOT GONE BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT STARTING AS SOON AS YOU WOULD LIKE. Y'all heard me in the back?

Although, I don't have the perfect answer on how to push through with no motivation, I will say you just have to get started. Make today your January 1 (now, please don't wait until the middle of year and say "today is my January 1!" haha). Personally, I am committed to starting this week off by working towards my goals and I trust that God will provide the motivation that I need along the way. 2017 can and WILL be your year ... you just have to believe it and START!


What's keeping you motivated to reach your 2017 goals?