Planning is a funny thing. I’ve lived most of my life by a plan and will become heart broken when things don’t work out as planned. Like for example, I am starting my first business this summer. It’s called Glamorous Planning and we are a stationery brand and blog, specializing in day planners and all things organization. I anticipated on launching with three products, turns out it was much more expensive than I was originally quoted (life goes on…). The entire experience taught me patience and persistence, all things I THOUGHT I knew. The journey towards your goals do not stop when your plan doesn’t work out, instead you should pick up the pieces and keep going!
I’m learning more and more sometimes it’s okay to fail. It’s okay to still be a damn work in progress.
Let me give you a little background. A little over a month ago I was in the worst space mentally and emotionally. Things seemed to fall apart everywhere I turned and I was not receiving the best responses from situations. I fell off from meal prepping, exercising, self-care and prayer. Things were all bad. After a few conversations and some self-reflection, I began to change my thought-process, my attitude towards others, and the way I looked at things. Positivity is my main focus!
Maybe I was focusing on too many things at once and going 0 to 100. Maybe my heart wasn’t in the right place. Maybe I needed some extra attention from myself. Whatever reasons, I knew I had to make some changes quick.
That changed recently. When things do not go as planned at my job, in my business, with my relationship or simply just with general life circumstances, I take the opportunity to learn and be patient in my understanding. I’m a damn work in progress. I lose motivation, I stress over things that I shouldn’t, I get bummed when I miss a business opportunity, I get frustrated when I’m not understood but I wake up every day and put my best foot forward. I think before I speak and apologize when I make a mistake. We’re all human and even when it looks like I have it all together, I don’t. Trust me. (Tip: Stop judging people from social media. People only show the best moments of their life on those platforms. You’re doing just fine in life.)
So what am I working on right now? Finding the motivation to prioritize my goals and personal life. Patience comes in hardly when I feel I need to do everything at once. Allowing situations time to manifest into what they are truly meant to be. Enjoying my life and taking good care of myself. I’m curious to know what are some things you all are working on personally?
Cheers to not being perfect and working on ourselves 24/7, ladies!