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    The Complexities of Life

    Achieve in 2022

    When I brainstormed my mantra for 2022, I wanted to choose a word that would shift my mindset:


    To achieve a goal, I not only have to make a plan, but I also have to follow through on the plan. Oftentimes, I tend to not follow through on my plans. Not this year. This year, I’m getting my shit together.

    What’s so special about this year?

    I’m doing a lot of things this year that are long overdue, one being that I’m going back to school for another bachelor’s degree (I’ll talk about that later at some point). It’s not going to be easy by any means, but it’s a key component of a bigger plan.

    To sum it all up, I want to hold myself accountable this year. No more excuses, no matter how much it scares me.

    Until next time,



  • The Complexities of Life

    Prioritizing in 2019

    My 2019 mantra is inspired by the madness that was 2018. I made 10 goals for 2018. I was excited for 2018 to begin. Each week, I blocked out time in my planner to work on my goals. I was making things happen from January to the end of March.  

    April arrived. My productivity shifted. I found myself blocking off less time in my planner. Working on my 10 goals turned into me only working on four goals, which I accomplished. The six remaining goals never made it out of the planning phase. 


    I didn’t prioritize.

    Once I worked past the realization, I started planning on how I wanted to prioritize in 2019. There are two ways I want to make this happen: 

    Streamline My Goals

    Making 10 goals last year was overwhelming To avoid that in 2019, I’m making 2-3 core goals that I can work on throughout the year. I also want to make smaller goals that I’ll accomplish in a shorter timeframe. Speaking of time…

    Be Mindful of My Time

    It’s wasteful to block off hours at a time to get something done. I’m more productive at night, but that’s not always possible. If I know I have a certain amount of hours to be productive, that’s what I have to work with. Once that time is up, I can keep working if I feel like it. But I don’t force it.

    Oftentimes, it’s a simple solution to a difficult problem that eludes us. Don’t overthink it. If you need to step away in order to figure things out, do it.

    Cheers to 2019!