Another year over. How fast the time does fly. I can't even believe that we are approaching my sons 1st birthday, where did the whole year go?
Well, most of the year was us trying to navigate a global pandemic and trying to stay as safe as possible while raising our newborn son. Crazy to think we waited so long for him to join our family and this is what greets us right after he was born. At least my husband was able to be at every doctors appointment and there was no worry of him not being there for the delivery so we were very lucky in that aspect. We wouldn't trade last year for the world but now it's time to look to the future and hope that 2021 is an even better year for us.
As difficult as the past year was, I have learned a lot about myself and who I want to be going forward. For those of you who don't know me all that well, I sometimes struggle with feeling like I am good enough. Am I a horrible wife because I don't always have the dishes done each day? Am I a terrible businesswoman because I don't always have my records in order? Am I the worst piano teacher because I don't practice as much as I should? All of these things go through my head and I often wonder what other people think of me. I know I shouldn't care what other people think of me, it's really none of their business what I do.
I used to think I would set all of these new years resolutions and carry them through the year, but as I grow up, I realize that I need to change for me, and not for the good of the year. Who cares when you start to change your outlook as long as you strive to be the best person you can be, right?
That brings me to the topic of self worth. How do you view yourself? I sometime struggle with this based on my past, but I am learning to see how much I have to offer.
Just because someone doesn't see you like you do, doesn't mean that what you see, isn't true. I have been hurt in the past and it has really knocked down my self-esteem at times, but recently I have been able to build up my self worth. How do you build yourself up? What do you tell yourself when you are in a situation where you feel like you aren't valued?
Here are a few things that I want to work on throughout the year:
Not comparing myself to other people: I am my own person - I will care about myself, and not care how much someone else can do, I am not them.
Building myself up so I can build up my business: If I'm not happy with what I can do, no one will be happy with how much I can do.
Surrounding myself with people who appreciate me: Nothing hurts more than being around people who don't value you. I appreciate each and every customer who trusts me to make that perfect creation for them, for that I will forever be grateful.
Have a positive attitude even when things don't go the way I want them to: Trying to see good in everything, even when things go bad is sometimes difficult, but if you change your mindset, it will get easier.
What are some things you want to work on about yourself? It's hard to make the decision to change, but once you do, you will thank yourself. Let's build each other up together and make this the best year yet! Who is with me?