If you have been reading this blog since the beginning (2 months ago), you will know that my first post was all about what I wanted to achieve over the next 6 months and some of the reasons behind them. It is now only 2 months down the line and already I feel as though I am smashing those goals out of the park and thought a little update was needed.
1.Only doing jobs I love!
I resigned from my comfortable job! For anyone who knows me, know that this wasn’t an easy decision and it was made with a heavy heart. It’s not that the job wasn’t a good one, quite the opposite, it’s just that I had out grown it. I had realised I was at the point in my retail career where in order to progress I would have to commit more time to it, at the detriment of my true passions. After MUCH consideration (and a whole post about making decisions), I finally accepted what needed to be done. As a result some amazing things have happened and I can feel the positive effects of making this difficult but necessary choice.
2. Guest Posting
You may also know by now that I am a true believer in the law of attraction and how your ‘thoughts become things’. So when I signed up to volunteer Admin on a Facebook Group called The Hustle, a community built by performers for performers, I had no idea that in just 3 months we would build a website and I would be asked to be Managing Editor for its blog!!! Yes that’s correct, not only do I curate the articles, I also get the opportunity to guest feature! I have written 2 posts so far ‘The Truth About Being A Perfomer’ and ‘The Face Behind The Paint’ and I’m in the process of writing my third.
3.Complete a Tough Mudder.
This is short and sweet, I haven’t completed one yet, but I have booked and paid for my spot for September 24th 2016!
4.Posting every week!
This one is an ongoing goal that I feel I have managed to achieve. When I set this goal I also gave myself the silent goal of only posting relevant and worthwhile content, in the words of Ruth Soukup “Content is King!” and therefore I never want to post anything that is boring or unnecessary, (there is already WAY too much of that on the internet). However there is one week where I didn’t post, but it was for good reason, leading me to number 5 …
§5.Going to a country I have never been to before.
So this one may be a bit of a cheat, it wasn’t a country, but it was a place I have never been to before so it half counts, besides a last minute trip to Santorini was just a little too much for the purse strings. Instead we went to the Norfolk Broads, a place I have heard lots about, but never visited. We ate Fish & Chips, sailed a boat, went to the beach and walked 20K in one day over a four day weekend. It was the perfect staycation and in a lot of ways it felt like we had left the country. If you are ever heading that way then I highly recommend Mr & Mrs Ambrose converted barn cottage ‘Sloley Old Stables’ you will feel like Cameron Diaz in The Holiday.
6.To decorate the spare bedroom/Office.
This is still a working progress, however the biggest task is now complete, I have repainted and cleared the spare bedroom, which will now be our mediation/yoga/office room. There are still a few pieces of furniture to buy for this room, and any home decor tips would be greatly appreciated, but overall a change is happening, and when its complete I will be sure to add lots of pictures.
7.Spend more time with my family.
There is a lot more behind this one then meets the eye as myself and Karen met in slightly unusual circumstances. We met whilst working on cruise ships and as the saying goes ‘we were passing ships in the night’. The first 9 months of our relationship was long distance, spending a small fortune on cruise ship calling cards. However the next year and a half was spent living, working, eating, sleeping, drinking and existing with each other as we were on the same ship together. As a result we really understand the importance of being together and how good we are when we are together, so finding this time in the ‘real’ world has always been one of my top priorities. So the week that I missed was because I surprised Karen (and Ted) with a long weekend in the Norfolk Broads.
It’s really fascinating when writing this post to realise how important it is to write down your goals and outline the things that you want to achieve in order to focus your energy towards them. There are a lot of things that I have thought about before but never actioned and this blog is helping me to change that. Hopefully you will feel inspired now, thinking ‘if she can do those things in just 2 months, what could I achieve?”, so stop asking the question and go find out.