How are your intentions? Are you letting go of things that no longer match you? Are you respectful of boundaries you have set for yourself and others?
It's time to check in.
I've always thought it was necessary for me to set goals for myself, that way I knew exactly where I would need to be in exactly 3 months and 24 days on the 11th hour. Expectations were set for me to succeed, so I did and kept going. It wasn't until roughly a year ago I realized that making plans really wasn't something I excelled in. I am in no way a Type A person, I'm certainly particular about key aspects of my routine, but I definitely don't shy away at unfixed happenings.
In middle school I kept a journal that I would write my letters to God in. I remember one day that I wrote how fed up I was with my life and how boring it was (dramatic, I know). One of the entries read about goals I wanted to obtain in 3 weeks:
- Learn how to crochet
- Play more classical piano songs for practice
- Lose 5 pounds (society is terrible and made me think awful things)
- Get a boyfriend (this one is really funny looking back)
3 weeks came and went and I had a halfhearted attempt at learning how to crochet and nowhere near my other goals. This type of pattern continued to my young adult life until I finally realized that I was doing these things because I thought it would make me happy. It clicked for me when I asked the question, what will make me happy in 3 months as opposed to me setting guidelines as to what I thought would make me happy in 3 months. I know I talk a lot about how cliche things can be, but there's truth to them. Focusing on what makes me happy, what makes me grow into a better human being for myself and the world will ultimately guide me on what my goals should be.
What drives me to figure out my goals are my inner compass. I talked about trusting your gut instinct, using discernment, and always vibing with what elevates me higher. This week, I'm checking in. Where is my compass taking me now?