2014 is coming, and this girl has goals aplenty! I’ll be exactly 34.5 years old tomorrow—needless to say I don’t have time to dilly-dally, nor do I want to anymore. I don’t know how many years I’ve been alotted and there are a ton of things I want to accomplish so I must get going. I was listening to Steve Harris‘s Get Started Get Hungry podcast yesterday (link) and because I’m an inspiration junkie it was just what I needed. There were some great nuggets in there, things we’ve heard before but forget in the busyness of life. Finding ways to not forget these nuggets will be an important part of 2014, so part of my game plan is to post sticky notes on my mirrors, tape them to my car’s dashboard, and attach them to my laptop. 2014 cannot be like the previous years—it must be incredible.
I was on twitter yesterday, and Gbemisoke was tweeting in response to women who say things like “All the good ones are gone!” when it comes to men (or at least that’s my interpretation of the tweets I saw going by!).
"Too many bad boys these days oh!" So? At the end of the day you only need one, so what's the problem?
— Gbemisoke (@Gbemisoke) December 16, 2013
As I’ve gotten older I’ve worried that all the good men are gone, or that the few left in my age range will want women who are five to ten years younger than I am. But God is good and I know that there is most definitely a guy out there for me, one who will be exactly what I need in all the areas that matter.
Does anyone remember the blogger 30+? She was one of the older, single bloggers several years ago and before she stopped blogging I remember one of her last posts was about how God had brought a great guy who was exactly what she needed into her life. She had dealt with doubts and worries and of course comments from people who, upon finding out that she was about to be married, were sure the guy must have been previously married or had children from a previous relationship, or that there must be something “wrong” with him, but that wasn’t the case. When it’s time (according to God), it’s time! I hadn’t thought about Mrs. 30+ in a while but I’m so thankful that my memory was jogged by Gbemisoke’s tweets. It only takes one guy to turn a Ms. to a Mrs.!
In addition to finding a good man this coming year, I want to look and feel physically the best I ever have. This means embracing my frenemy, exercise, and its bestie, healthy food (Worship and Swag has a challenge to deal with that, by the way!). I’m also planning to build a business! I don’t have a clear idea what the business will look like, but I have faith that as I keep pushing forward, things will become clearer. I intend to learn from those who’ve done it and since I want to build an online-based business, it will be important to network. Networking will be a huge component of my interactions this year. There are so many amazing people out there who’ve inspired me and I’d like to build meaningful relationships with them.
Speaking of networking, you should too! If you read blogs, I challenge you this coming year to up your commenting game and comment on more blogs—leave meaningful comments on blog posts that resonate with you; if a blogger is seeking input or insight that you have, share it freely! If you know someone who can help someone, connect them! It’s so easy to skim blog posts but make an effort to actually respond or react to posts and I believe you’ll bless the blogger and others with your comments. And it just may be the start of a new collaboration or opportunity that you weren’t even searching for, or equally awesome, the start of a beautiful friendship.
Here’s to making 2014 our best year yet! I’ll be focusing on business, fitness, and finding love—what about you?
What do you want to accomplish in 2014?