A 2017 Message

Welcome to 2017!  Can you believe that we are already on page 2 of this first new chapter? I spent most of yesterday thinking about all of the things that I want to accomplish this year, but more importantly HOW I AM going to accomplish them all.  It’s one thing to write down your goals and it’s a completely different thing to actually go out and do it.

This is something that I have become more increasingly aware of. I believe the same thing goes for making resolutions each year. Imagine if we made a new resolution every day and actually followed through?  I can admit that year after year I made resolutions and by
February or March, I had not even begun to put a dent in it. It’s this whole concept of
starting fresh and creating new beginnings that we love so much.  We shouldn’t have to wait for a new year to start though. Each day we wake up is a brand new opportunity. I think that if we could hold on to this mentality, a lot can change in our lives.

Last year, I focused way more on my work life and not my personal one. I complained of
being so tired every day, but never did anything to change my sleeping habits. I got so down on myself when I started to gain some weight, but instead of actively doing something about it I let it dominate the way that I felt about myself. I saw all of my friends getting into relationships and felt a little lonely, but I was not putting any sense of urgency on dating and giving myself the chance to meet a great guy. I allowed myself to fall into a rut, time and time again. I had all of these thoughts of the things that I wanted to change about myself, but the problem was that I lacked the action.

I made a promise to myself that moving forward I would continue to build on the
relationship that I have with myself as well as others in my life. I want to keep growing as a woman and be better in all aspects.  This includes tackling my insecurities and crushing more personal goals.

Surrounding yourself with positive influence and inspiration is such an important aspect of personal growth.  It seems like we are always responding to negativity or giving in to it.  It’s far too easy to fall into this mindset and so much harder to genuinely be a positive person. I became so much more aware of this last year.

Lately, I have been listening to podcasts during my day when I am working at home, driving in my car or simply can’t fall asleep at night.  I watch or listen to sermons from my favorite pastors like John Gray, Steven Furtick, Joel Osteen and Carl Lentz.  I listen to motivational people who speak the truth, like Gary Vee. They all touch on issues that we tend to bury deep inside. They all have this way of bringing light to them and giving you a different perspective. You might think I’m crazy, but this last week I noticed small changes every day simply because my mentality was different. I feel more empowered and motivated. It’s all helped me to become more self aware.

My wish for all of you is that 2017 can bring more positive change into your life. Let’s start taking more initiative and action.  We got this.  Love you. ❤️

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  1. Abby Reyes

    AWESOME!!! i am so glad that i am not alone! I have been in a similar case as well. It is very true, setting resolutions, goals on a daily basis is great! Ive recently started my journey. One of the things that i am struggling with is smoking. with not buying cigarettes, it not only saves me money but it also makes me dedicate time to cook and i enjoy it more everyday, which i love so much. So far my wife hasn’t complained. 🙂 thought i shared as well. And thank you for being an inspiration to me and other people around. KEep up the GREat work!! much success to you in all you do! Salud.

    • Naty

      Thanks so much for sharing this! I think it’s great that you are beginning a new journey free of smoking! I wish you the best of luck with it. Thanks for the support, it means a lot!!

  2. ChaStity m.

    Exactly!! Every year i say im going to declutter my house and everything stays the same. I find myself stressing out because i feel like i have less and less time to enjoy and spend way to much time reorganizing all the stuff i have. This year i will attempt to taCkle this task little by little each day versus attempting to tackle it all at once and feeling like a failure when it doesn’t gEt accomplished. Good luck to you this year Nat! Happy New Year tO you and your family chica. Congrats on All your success and i’m sorry to hear about the passing of your graNdma. (Sorry if this shows up in all caps. Not sure why my ipad was doing that lol)

    • Naty

      Hi Chastity! Don’t worry about the caps lol I think it’s something with my site I need to get it fixed. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this.:) I appreciate the encouragement and support. Tackling things little by little every day is the best way to do it. Happy new year to you and your family too and that adorable little boy of yours! xo

  3. I loved reAding This! I’m constantly working to focus on daily goals rather than year-long resolutions. It really helps me focus on the here and now and live in the moment instead of stressing over what the future might hold. Thank you so much for the encouragement. And best of luck to you in this new year. I can’t wait to see you reach your dreams!

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