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I hope you are starting to get a feel for how you can use your word of the year to frame your goals and intentions for the year. I have one last goal for 2019.
My word for 2019 is Transform: to undergo a total change for the better. If you are still struggling to find your word, here is some information that can help you choose your word.
A little back story….
When I started blogging, I had a direct sales clothing business. My focus was getting the word out on our new styles, fashion tips, and mindset. When I closed my clothing boutique I had no idea what I was going to do with my blog. I had over 40 posts and was getting some momentum with it, but fashion was no longer my focus.
Part 3: I will transform my blog.
Then I got the idea of changing the focus of my blog into what it is now. It is still in its infancy as far as blogs are concerned and it will require a lot of work on my part (and organization) to get it to where I want it.
My goal has always been for my blog to be informative and motivational for those who are newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I’m in so many Facebook Groups that are based on Celiac Disease or kids with Celiac Disease and there isn’t a day that goes by that there isn’t a post asking questions about what to do when newly diagnosed. People are overwhelmed and many doctors and medical professionals give you the diagnosis and a 10 minutes spiel about not eating gluten and send you on your way.
I’m very passionate about mindset and how it can either propel you into greatness or darkness depending on what your mindset is “set” at. I obviously focus more on the positivity side, even when it comes to Celiac.
By no means do I wish others to get diagnosed with Celiac, but for my family, I am happy I know what was making my daughter so sick. Our son is currently going through testing to see if he too has it as he has been very ill this school year. Do I hope that he has a Celiac diagnosis, of course not? Do I hope that I get answers, absolutely!
I am a huge advocate of knowing is better than not knowing.
I want my blog to transform in a few different ways. As I stated early, it is still a baby blog. I want to transform my blog this year so that it advances into adulthood, so to speak. Some of the steps that I will need to take to get it to adulthood is to write more consistently. Yep, been kind of slacking lately as I really sit and think about this blog and whether I wanted to continue with it. I really enjoy it, more than I thought I would so it is something that fuels my purpose and is therapeutic for me and for our daughter (she gets to put in her two cents too).
I want to create partnerships with people who I feel can help ease the process. Those partnerships may be having guest writers, partnerships with companies who cater to the Celiac diet, or partnerships with people who sell products that I use every day that make my life with a Celiac easier, just to name a few.
This is an area that I struggle with a lot, lol. I don’t always plan (hello, still haven’t written my review post on the goodies I demoed to make Thanksgiving dinner, lol). The part that always gets me is I get an awesome idea for a post, but having done the research so I end up not writing (or anything else) because I have lost inspiration. That will be changing. I am setting specific time aside each week for research and planning. For example, I have an awesome sugar cookie recipe that would have been helpful to share before the holidays but didn’t think about it until it was too late.
Word of the Year
I hope you chose your word of the year. This is my second year and I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this year and what’s to come. I really helped keep me focused last year and do things I might not have done. My word was Brave and even though the goals I originally set for the year didn’t all come to fruition, I will say that I was definitely Brave all year. I took some enormous leaps of faith and ultimately ended the year not where I thought but where I needed to be.
I have set my three main focuses (Part 1, Part 2) for 2019 based on my word of the year. Life may change for my family and I that I can’t envision at this point which is OK. That’s what happened last year. I still intend to focus my year on how I can transform myself, my home, and my blog in a way that fuels my love and purpose.