2018: A Year in Review

2018: A Year in Review

Happy 2019! This year, I am doing an audit. An official inspection of an individual’s accounts – the ‘accounts’ being my life. Here are some questions that I stole from our client agenda meetings at The Idea, Inc, a couple life coaches I know, and the hubs:

  • What worked about last year?
  • What didn’t work?
  • What habits do you want to add? change? get rid of?
  • What was your biggest win?
  • What was your biggest failure?

AND my personal favorite: If you were to tell the story of 2018 in five sentences, how would it go?

Here’s mine 👇🏼

I spent New Year’s in my pajamas flying back to Florida from celebrating the holidays at my parent’s, not knowing that the flight was the perfect sign for how 2018 was going to go. Much like waiting in line at 5 am to finally board the plane, the Spring was a complete blur. When the Summer finally took off, the emotional and spiritual turbulence was exhausting, but through a shit ton of work and reframing my thought processes, everything finally evened out by the end of Fall. Winter was when we landed and I finally felt home free. It’s been an incredibly difficult year, with many good times and many, many worst times, but as I continue to travel on, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

I’ve recently come to believe it is important to get a feel of the past in order to get a hold on the future. Not that you can plan, foresee, and account for everything in the future, I think it is important for personal growth. Tbh, by ‘recently come to believe,’ I mean, my therapist thinks I need to start recognizing patterns in my life, and purposefully reworking my thoughts and actions accordingly instead of just living reactionarily. Who’s with me?

One thing, I think I am going to add for 2019 is a vision statement (an idea I totes stole from the people I stalk on IG). I’ve heard, but have never done the word of the year. I’m not sure I can get behind just one word for 12 months – as you can see above in my story it was all over the place – but I feel like a vision statement is a big enough idea to get behind for 12 months. I admit that I haven’t written in yet, but I’m looking at other people’s and feeling one out.

Just in case you were wondering, we also do this for The Idea, Inc. and each of our new clients! Next week, we are having a two-hour planning meeting for Q1 and we look at the above questions and how to tackle the new year, our personal work goals, company work goals, how to accomplish those goals #getit

Have a happy new year!


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