Welp. It’s 2018. There’s no denying it. And if you don’t know this about me yet, I absolutely love denial. See, I am a super slow processor. I need time to adjust to ideas, and people, and stressful circumstances. Denial is the sweet, sweet friend who helps me get through the present in order to cope with the future.
Before you start quoting me all over social media and praising me as the best new life coach of our time, let me make it clear that I am not exactly recommending this system for anybody else. Also, if you are under 18: “Face your responsibilities. Carpe Diem. And all that.” There. I’ve fulfilled my adult responsibilities, right? Good. Let’s move forward.
So at the end of last year, I was kind of raving about all the exciting things that would be coming in 2018. But now that the new year has arrived I am a little less exuberant. Good things are coming, don’t get me wrong. But the reality is that many of those good things require hard work. The month of January has been, and I think will continue to be, a month of reckoning and counting the cost.
But with that being said, I am still excited for this year. It’s not the “Christmas morning” type of excited where you get free presents. It’s more of a “I’ve committed to climb Mt. Everest and it’ll be hard but amazing” kind of excited.
And I guess the biggest thing I have learned so far this year, is how extremely precious the journey is. Goals are not everything. Mountain peaks are not everything. And in 2018, I intend to enjoy every minute of the difficult, grueling process. I am very thankful for the readers and writers in my life who inspire me and push me to be better. So thank you!
How are you guys doing with the process? Are you always dreaming about the mountain tops, or are you able to appreciate the day-to-day struggle? And what projects do you have this year? Please comment below. I really do love to hear your thoughts!