Have you ever just gotten to a point in life where certain things or maybe even everything just needs an overhaul?
I have definitely hit that point recently in a couple areas of my life.
I am not sure what the specific plans are to change each of those areas, but the holidays are usually a time of reflection for me anyway. Hopefully over the next several weeks, I will come up with a solid game plan to change the things I want to change.
I don’t want to wait for the new year and make resolutions. Because I can’t typically seem to stick to those anyway. I want the change to happen now. I want to love the life I’m living and be happy in who I am and what I do right now.
I think this started sinking in when my grandfather passed away in July. Looking through his old pictures, he loved what he did and he loved the life that he lead. I don’t feel like he had any major regrets. I could be wrong but it seemed as though he was proud of the life he had lived. As I sat there realizing that, I also began realizing I didn’t enjoy and wasn’t super proud of certain aspects of my life.
Don’t worry, it has only taken 5 months for me to come to the end of my rope on all of those aspects.
So, over the next several weeks I am going to find a way to overhaul these areas:
~ Work: It is time to find something I enjoy and can be proud of.
~Weight: I am the heaviest I have ever been and am not living healthily.
~ Wife: I want to be the best wife I can be and keep my hubby excited to be mine.
~ Walk: My faith is strong right now but I want to fully dive into knowing what I believe and why.
That’s where things are at!
Stay tuned! I will definitely be sharing my game plans and how they are going.
So, I am a little behind already and it is only the beginning of the challenge! Gah! Anyway, I finished my first book last night: Boss of You by Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears.
It was a book that very plainly talked about owning your own business and explained in terms that even I could understand (which is saying something.) A lot of entrepreneurship books can have all this business jargon that honestly I just do not understand. This one really explained things clearly without making you feel like an idiot. It is very clearly pointed at women entrepreneurs. I like that a lot because I have different thoughts on running a business than men do sometimes. I would love to keep it small whereas a lot of other books (not this one) are about growth, growth, growth. Later, when I know more and am more experienced in what I make and do and decide to maybe open a business than it would be most likely to just bring in a little extra income for our little family. This book definitely understands that. It is just a great book to help you figure out the ins and outs to running your own business.
They got a little repetitive sometimes. No biggie, but I just got a little tired of reading after a while. I think that is why I finished this book late. Usually, I cannot put a book down but There were a couple days where I did not pick it up. They also used a bunch of examples I could not easily relate to. That may be because I am no where near ready to open a business or it could be that they were talking from a consulting agency perspective as opposed to a craft business perspective. Either way, sometimes I just got bored and just drifted off into my own thoughts.
I really did enjoy reading the book. Some parts were super fun, some parts were super informative, and some were just interesting to think about. If you are looking to open your own business or you already have and have some questions, this really is a great book to read. They have the book divided into sections such as marketing, finances, getting started, maintaining and growing. It is a super easy book to navigate and enjoy. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in opening their own business. It helps give you a realistic view of what owning your business will mean in your business and personal life. Give it a read!