Happy New Year!
For those of you that have followed my blog, you know that I can’t help talking about goal setting and the New Year brings goal setting to the forefront BUT this year I am about sitting back and smelling to roses and not pushing ourselves too hard.
The holidays were fun, but also a bit exhausting, so I am all about self-care this January. While I love waking up and journaling 2018 goals, this year I am more about praising where we are at while we move forward and thinking of a favorite word helps me.
I know lots of people that come up with motivating words too and I love sharing and steeling each others words too. One of the ways that help me to think up my “word of the year” is to think about how I want to feel in 2018 and then think of words. My 2018 word is going to be trailblazer and I chose this word because I feel like my clients are all unrecognized trailblazers.
Military life is like a curving road and we don’t always know where life is taking us. In the blink of an eye, things can change and we have to be able to adapt. It’s not what happens to you in life, but how you handle it and I find that military spouses handle life’s challenges so well. I also don’t think they give themselves enough credit, so I hope that you will choose a word that is strong and speaks to your heart.
Spouses often tell me that they have “no work experience,” and then list off a million transferable skills they have had as a volunteer. Or they say “I am just a blogging mom,” as they secretly inspire their readers daily. I just want to shake them and say, “Girl, are you kidding me? You rock!” and give them permission to embrace success in their own way. So I chose the word trailblazer, blazing a path towards success effortlessly.
I really hope that some of you reading this will steal my word if it speaks to you. I love my 2018 word so much that I am making t-shirts that say “Be A Trailblazer” that I can sell on my website soon as a way to support my Military Spouse Show podcast. As you reflect on 2018, I would love for you to share a word that you are using to inspire yourself in 2018. Please share your word in the comments below or share this blog with other military spouses that need to be reminded that they are a trailblazer too!