I am working very hard on achieving my goals I have lined up for 2018. I began my year by participating in the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend and I ran the Dopey Challenge. This was a large accomplishment for me and a GREAT way to begin my year. I finished a marathon within the first week of the year, which was my 10th marathon, and I ran 48.6 miles in just FOUR days! It also doesn’t hurt to end that great accomplishment with a few days in the parks with the family to celebrate. Starting off my year in Disney is always a highlight for me.
Unfortunately sometimes when I get back home from marathon week there also comes a feeling of sadness and letdown. When I run the Disney races, I run them with many friends. I am part of Team Shenanigans and we are a wacky bunch of nuts who love to have fun. I also run with my friend Diana who I met several years ago. The runDisney races are a chance for all of us to get together and put in the miles, while in costume, catch up with each other in person and share what’s been going on in our lives. It’s also a chance to make more new friends! That’s exactly what I experienced. When it was time to be back home (and yes I was happy to be back home where my bed is), I was sad because I missed being in my special place doing one of the things I love most.
My One Word For 2018
This brings me to my 2018 word. This year I chose the word “Believe”. Heidi gave me a special gift back in October and it was a little charm with a bird on it and the word Believe. I brought it with me to NYC for the NYC marathon. I keep it in my pocket at times and many times it is right next to my computer so I see it every day.
What I find significant and ironic about it, was that during my training for the Dopey challenge, I came across an injured bird and I kept it in our workout room and I nursed it back to life and released it back to nature a few days later. I believed that the bird was going to be ok. I wanted to be the one to help it get back to its natural environment. I enjoyed caring for the bird and having it in my home. On the day we released him he took off and flew away to a safe place in the bushes.
This year I want to take off and spread my wings and do things that I have been afraid to try. I have to believe in myself that I do have the intelligence, the business sense, the industry knowledge, and most importantly the confidence to do what is going to make me happy to get up every day.
Use A Vision Board To See Your Goals
I created a vision board for the first time. My friend Claudia from Trendy Latina has a podcast on how to create one. I also watched her live video on Facebook for more affirmation on what to do. I especially loved her advice to look at the board at night before going to bed. Doing this will activate the creative powers of your subconscious mind and programs the brain to notice available resources that were always there but escaped our notice. She also recommended viewing it first thing in the morning to start off your day knowing what you want to achieve. Through the Law of Attraction, visualization also attracts to you the people, resources, and opportunities you need to achieve your goal.
My Dreams for 2018
I have some wonderful dreams and goals I have set for myself for 2018. I have noticed that when I stop trying so hard and BELIEVE in myself, I receive an email with good news. I recently learned of an opportunity to work with Best Buy, I was selected to be a brand ambassador for Sparkle Skirts, I received a new client. Last year I established a relationship with Social Media Examiner’s CEO, Michael Stelzner, and I am now going to volunteer at their conference in San Diego in February. I cannot wait to have the chance to work among all of his awesome staff members, volunteers, and to meet the incredible speakers in their line up. I believe this is going to be a pivotal moment for my personal growth.
I am looking forward to what this year has for me. I believe that this year is going to come with a lot of changes, some may be hard, some will be rewarding. But I think a lot of things will happen to help me become happier in my days.