Can you believe it's 2018? Time really flies by. Looking back on my past posts I have to say I've REALLY come a long way. Documenting your journey is so important to your growth and will enable you to appreciate how much you have overcome.
For me, when I first started Unleash Yourself I never intended for it to have a negative impact on people but somehow it did. I wrote about relationships, love, professional development, being single, and healthy lifestyle choices. I listened to my audience, looked at my metrics and aligned myself with what they resonated with the most.
In 2018 I want to make conscious decisions similar to that. Listening myself and being more concerned with what I want. In 2017 I felt like I was "trying" I was "expecting" I was "anticipating" but never really getting anywhere.
I started the year working at an amazing job, witnessed 4 beautiful weddings, traveled to LA, Malibu, Jamaica, and Toronto. I took on clients for myself and coached their careers, and I hosted 2 amazing events at Bloomfield College. In addition to that I was given the opportunity to teach at the college level for the Spring 2018 semester. I also participated in a career fair at Seton Hall where I met so many great students who were interested in media and marketing. Some even extended an invitation to me to speak at their organizations events.
I was amazed at what 2017 brought me but somehow it still brought me disappointment.
EXPECTATION took my joy, EXPECTATION took my happiness, EXPECTATION took my sanity, and EXPECTATION took my love.
I expected so much to happen for me in 2017 and when it didn't, I broke down. I know you are wondering what was she expecting, but to be honest specifying it won't really make a difference. When I went back and read my 2016 post on what I learned that year, I took away so much and one thing in particular was "being still." God showed me that when I do nothing, that's when the doors open. When I stop expecting and stop worrying that's when I get what God has planned.
His plans are always better than mine and everything I received in 2017 was far more than what I anticipated. For 2018 I am living by the words "NO MORE EXPECTATION" I will truly be living for me and no one else. When it comes to my travel, my career, and my personal growth it will fall in my hands and God's. I am excited for what the new year will bring and more than anything I am excited about the peace it will bring. EXPECTING will really burn a hole in your heart. I'm learning to live and learning to let go. Whatever is meant to happen will happen no matter what we do.
Cheers to 2018 being LIT and carefree!