Happy New Year!! I was so excited to write and publish my last post that I forgot to wish you all a Happy New Year!! I hope your first 7 days have been great so far!
Wow seven days has passed us already! To think this time last week I had been to watch night service, had a catchup with new friends and was most likely tucking into my ayemase with white rice whilst gisting with my husband and friend. This week however, I’m on the sofa mentally preparing myself for work on Tuesday and reflecting on the past week.
Week one of 2017 has been dramatic for some (from celebrity big brother to Chris Brown and Soulja Boy to Nikki and Meek Mill)! For me, however, its been very positive! I took my first leap of the year by publishing this blog, began to be more sociable (went on a few dinner/lunch and play dates with friends) and created a spreadsheet with all my plans and goals for this year. So I guess I have started off on the right foot! The only thing now (what I find the most difficult) is to keep the momentum going. In order to get over that hurdle this year I asked a few people to mentor me. I felt that by asking for a mentor (in different areas where I need improvement) I’ll be accountable to someone and I’lll also be building genuine relationships (also one of my goals this year).
It took a lot out of me to ask those women to mentor me. I felt that in order for me to achieve my utmost potential this year and always, I need to have a constant figure in my life who will steer me back on track when and if I derail.
I envision that 2017 will be a year of firsts and lasts for me only because I am soo tired of (year in and year out) being in the same position. Always wanting change but never doing anything about it. I am ready to take control of my life. I’ve had enough of making excuses. I literally have no excuse, I’m alive, I’m well, I have all the resources available to me so why am I still stuck on square one? Whilst others have greater challenges and are going through deeper issues.
To finish, I just want to encourage anyone who hasn’t had the greatest of weeks…YOU CAN DO THIS!! Whatever ‘this’ may be. You’re a lot stronger than you think! So make that move towards a happier and healthier you not just for 2017
Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You!
Love Mabs xx