It has taken me a while to formulate a plan of sorts for the year ahead. I planned January pretty well but it is always easy to plan January. I was struggling with the other 11 months though and also just couldn’t figure out my word of the year.
A lot of the people I follow on Instagram were asking what everyone’s resolutions or goals were and eventually just for something to say I said “to grow”. This got me thinking though and the more I wrote it the more it started making sense.
I spent a lot of time in December working on my blog, engaging, commenting, actively trying to grow my following so it made sense to carry this on into the new year. I also want Speak Social to grow and I want to work on my personally growth as a writer, mother and business owner.
I obviously know what the word grow means but I looked it up in the dictionary and the word GROWTH means “development, maturation, growing, germination, shooting up, blooming, flourishing, thriving”
When I read that I knew that would be my word for 2018. I want all of those things for myself, for my kids, for my husband, for my blog and my business.
I want us to bloom, flourish and thrive!
I haven’t spent much time actively growing HarassedMom, I have just kept on doing what I have always done and it has worked but I think it is time to shoot up and bloom. It is not really about making HarassedMom bigger than what it is but just being more intentional about what I right. The reality is that it is a business, I make money from it and the last few months I have made good money from it. It is time to start taking that seriously without loosing the essence of what this blog is. I have, for the first time in my 10 years of blogging written down a set of goals for how I want to grow HarassedMom!
Speak Social grew a lot last year but I also made a lot of mistakes which had some negative results so while I want to grow my client base, I am going to be more selective about the clients I decide to work with. I want a group of clients who are passionate about their business but who also bring positivity to my business.
The last few years have been about my kids, having them, raising them and watching them grow. I have ignore MY own growth and done very little to grow my knowledge base and ultimately feed my soul on an intellectual level. I want to change that this year. I have a burning desire to finish my degree but finances are just not there right but there are a lot of affordable online and short courses I want to do, not necessarily for the accreditation but for my own personal growth.
As a family we have started this year off really positively and I am determined to keep that up as the year continues. We have had many years of worry and stress and it has stolen moments from us. I want this year to be the year we all focus on our successes.
What is your word for the year? Do you have any goals you want to share?
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