2018: My year of GROWTH

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Resolutions. Goal setting. Saying "aaaah F*** it!"

We all have many ways in which we choose to start the new year.

Whatever your reason, it is clear that 2017 affected us all in so many different ways.

To me it still feels like 2017 just began and it's hard to realize it's actually coming to an end. I'm not sad about it in anyway, but it's just amazing how fast a crazy year like the one we had can fly by.

 

Right now all I can say is, "2018 I'm ready for you and I welcome you with open arms!"

 

Personally, I'm not one for making resolutions. It's just not me.

 

But I do love the feeling I get at the start of the new year, and I welcome it and everything it brings!

However, if there is one thing I want to do differently this year it would be to eat dinner at our dinner table. Yup, you heard me. It's not a resolution exactly, but more of a goal to work on in my household. My husband and I make such beautiful & nutritious meals in our kitchen every night only to find ourselves perched on the sofa watching tv and mindlessly eating never ending bowls of zoodles and meatballs. I really want to change that and get back to connecting with one another during our meals. And honestly, at this point in time I can't even remember the last time we sat at our dining room table. Yikes!

 

So why don't I like to set resolutions?

 

Simply because I try to live my life in the best way that I can, everyday. I don't need resolutions for that. 

I exercise regularly. I eat well and I cook 90% of my meals at home. I work on my health and supplement with, well, supplements daily. I travel and take trips out of the city to awaken my soul, inspire my creative side, and to connect with my husband, friends, and family. I use techniques such as therapy, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, meditation, and working out as a way to improve and become the best version of me. I am a work in progress, always.

In 2017 I went back to school for nutritional therapy where I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. To balance work, school, a freelance job, and family was quite challenging. Going back to school was something I really wanted to do, but if someone would've told me how hard it was going be I'm not sure I could've done it. At the same time no one told me that I would meet my people. My tribe. I never imagined being in a room filled with so many like-minded individuals. Ugh, I feel so lucky and so blessed. My tribe made the time spent outside of my comfort zone well worth it. They truly reshaped 2017 for me.

 

So what will 2018 look like in my world? 

 

Well...

 

I'm proclaiming 2018 as my year of GROWTH!!!

 

I am in the midst of beginning a new career and starting a business. I have created many new friendships and I am embracing those new relationships as they continue to grow. I have a handful of trips on the books for 2018 including a few international stops. And as always the many fitness and cycling adventures that are to come.

The year may just be getting started, but I can already feel and see the growth for myself.

I'm very excited!

 

What will 2018 look like for you?

 

Will you also have a year of GROWTH?!

Maybe there is another word or a feeling that represents what 2018 will mean for you.

 

MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, NEW BEGINNINGS, SELF-CARE, AWARENESS, CREATION, KINDNESS, EMPOWERMENT, LIGHT, LOVE, SELF-LOVE, GRATITUDE, IMPROVEMENTS, POWER...

 

Whatever the word, the feeling, the resolution, or the goal, make it yours and own it!

Here's to sharing 2018 with all of you!

 

xo

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