Happy 1st Friday of 2017 !!! 🎉 By now you’re either settling into a solid routine, or finalizing your long list of resolutions for the year ahead. If you don’t fit into either of those categories, it’s time to get busy living.
For me, 2016 was a year of self-reflection, self-learning, and MAJOR reevaluation. So much so, that I’m beyond eager to make a bunch of necessary changes in my life this year.
As I mentioned in my New Year’s post, I don’t do the whole “resolutions thing” anymore. Instead, I’ve decided to focus on a few long-term goals for 2017 ✨ This year I’m making a conscious effort to walk away from all the negative energy and negative perceptions to date, that have held me back from being my true & authentic self. 🙅🏽 No more fear.🙅🏽 No more living up to other people’s expectations.🙅🏽 No more self-sabotage.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. The truth is – last chances don’t come with warnings, so you gotta live in the now! That being said, I want to give 110% to my passions this year, and I’ve carved out a few goals to keep me focused and inspired along the way 🙏🏽
In 2017, I aspire to:
For years I’ve been putting out roughly 50% of my creative potential, mostly because I was always scared about what other people would think. I’ve come to realize that I’ll never be happy living my life based on the opinions of others. This year I plan to be creatively shameless and express myself however I see fit!
2. Be Consistent
This applies to all aspects of my life.. I tend to bite off more than I can chew, which always leaves one (or more) areas of my life suffering at the expense of another. I’ve made the initial step to narrow down my projects this year, and I want to achieve every single goal on my list. I know that will only happen if I commit to being consistent – MAJOR KEY🔑.
3. Create Daily
If you don’t use it, you lose it! Whether it be a photo, feature article, or styled look; I’m challenging myself to create something I’m passionate about every single day.
I strongly believe that you are the sum-product of the people closest to you. Most times, entrepreneurs & creatives find themselves lonely and unmotivated, because their families/friends just aren’t supportive, or plain out don’t understand. I’ve been there!!! I hope to build a solid group of like-minded individuals, to bond with and support.
5. Choose happiness
Some people say that happiness is a choice – if that ain’t the truth! Positive mind = positive life. I plan to wake up every day and choose to be happy.😊
6. Be Selfish
I can’t be the best person to others, if I’m not the best person to myself. It’s about time I put Alisha first.
By any means necessary.
Always remember that nobody can stop you, but you. Let’s make this year the most phenomenal one yet!✨ Now that I’ve shared my 2017 goals, what are yours?