One day she woke up sick and tired of being sick and tired. She got honest with herself. She was tired of being broke. She was sick of letting herself down one too many times. She would pick something up, only to set it down seconds later because life got in the way. She was finished making excuses for why she was not doing the things she wanted to do. She was done living life on auto pilot.
Have you met her before?
Tomorrow - I am so excited to introduce to you a whole new addition to Little Bit More!
I often write simple reminders to myself in times of doubt, fear, frustration, uncertainty, or anxiousness. I say a prayer to God to give me strength and patience. I take a deep breathe, let it out and let that feeling go because it's no longer mine to hold on to.
You're thinking, that is so much easier said than done. I hear your thoughts. I know exactly how you feel. But try it. Not just once. Try it a few times. It truly does get easier. The hardest part for me has always been when I have to give up the control to someone or something other than myself (I am a control freak). It's the moment when I have to release that feeling and take the scariest step forward into the unknown. I have plenty of notes to myself from when Parker and I started planning our trip to New Zealand.
I had an internal panic attack when Parker and I talked about moving in 2017 instead of 2018. I thought to myself, you better get saving little girl. Before I started dating Parker I was a phenomenal spender and a terrible saver. I didn't have a dime to my name in a savings account. I thought I had a little under two years to not only learn how to save money, but to save enough money to move to New Zealand. And then comes another bend in the road. I hadn't done much research into the cost of living in New Zealand so I had no clue what to expect. I read blog after blog, and little by little my heart sank and I cried. Not only is New Zealand is one of the most expensive country's in the world, but for every New Zealand dollar I made it was 70 cents to the United States dollar. I wrote in my journal, "Beautiful girl, you were made to do hard things. Have faith and believe in yourself." I fell asleep that night praying to God to help me find a way.
Fast forward to today. We are living in New Zealand! Next time, you're telling yourself how it's impossible, write a note to yourself. Take a deep breath, let it out and let those craptastic feelings go. I know it's not the solution to your problems, but it's giving yourself hope. Sometimes, that's all we need.
Who is already setting their goals for the next year?
This girl is!!! &&& I am setting palm sweaty, heart racing out of my chest kind of goals! I can’t wait to share them with you... but I’m not finished writing them, yet!
What are some of your goals?
Share them with me in the comments below!