Anyone feeling like they need a little motivation lately? Some clarity? Focus? (Hand raised!) Welcome. You are in good company. Let’s light that fire again today, shall we?
I wrote a series on Goal Setting & Setting Yourself Up for Success at the start of this year because I got really tired of NOT making progress. Yes, I have made a lot of “things” happen, but deep down in my soul, there were things I have felt God pulling me to do that I just hadn’t done. So, this year, I wanted to be more accountable. I didn’t want to end another year with regret. I wanted to make LIFE happen. Turns out, a lot of you felt the same way.
If you are just stumbling on my blog for the first time, or if you need to start fresh, below are the links to get you moving. It doesn’t matter that it’s April. It’s NEVER to late to do what matters and start LIVING. How many people need to hear that again?? (hand raised!)
GOAL SETTING + MAKING THINGS HAPPEN
GOAL SETTING FOR 2013, Part 1
GOAL SETTING FOR 2013, Part 2
GOAL SETTING FOR 2013, Part 3
GOAL SETTING FOR 2013, Part 4
GOAL SETTING FOR 2013, Part 5
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013: CLEAR THE CLUTTER
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013: PREPARE FOR GREATNESS
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013: TAKE A BREAK!
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013: NAME YOUR FEAR
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013: CREATE BOUNDARIES
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013: ENCOURAGE OTHERS
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013: THE BIG LIST
GIVEAWAY: If you started with me on your goal setting in January or even just last week, I’d love to hear about your progress, big or small. The goal here is PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION. Honest updates will help you move forward. So, weigh in below. I hope to encourage you or pray for you. And you just might inspire someone else with your comment! As motivation for you, I’m giving away gold foil prints from my shop and a pair of Tieks (since the first winner never claimed them – YAY!)! So, comment below and fill me in! We’ll check in again on July 10th and October 10th. Mark your calendars!
First, a couple big things I learned overall. As I wrote in January, goals change! I’m listing my progress below on the goals I set in January, but I’ve recently updated my goals using my PowerSheets to mirror the change I’ve felt in my heart the last few months. More on that in a later post. It is so important to evaluate your goals and focus often. The second big thing I’ve learned is that, the more prayerful I am in my decisions, the more radically God changes my path and takes me to places I never thought possible! I’ve seen this play out countless times this year and it’s something I have really had to work hard on. For accountability, I’ve made it widely known in our office that making slower, more prayerful decisions is something I am focusing on. My staff appreciates this too, I think. It makes me a better listener, makes me seek more wise counsel and it means GOD is in control, not me! His plans never fail. I am impulsive by nature, so this has been a huge change and an enormous blessing to practice prayerful decision-making.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
– Proverbs 3:5-6
Goal 1: To know God more by learning about Him in the Bible and through prayer because knowing God means I will know what is right and good and He will direct my path. Everything good comes from that. God is my compass. I want to know everything I can possibly know about God so I can align my life with His will. I want to know God so I can change for the better for everyone in my life. I want to study the Bible and pray without ceasing. That means a lot of things, namely less time in my phone and on email and on extraneous projects and more focused time without distractions, reading. My goal in short: read and pray daily. Repeat.
// YES! This is the goal I am most focused on this year and where I’ve stayed very diligent. I am so grateful for God placing this on my heart. This has changed my heart the most out of anything I’ve ever done in my life. I am, admittedly, a VERY unfocused reader. I don’t read books often. Just the Bible, and before this year, it was just a chapter or a verse randomly without a real plan. In years past, I’d buy all the latest business books and read one chapter and they would collect dust soon after. I’ve always been very hard on myself about this and tried so hard to stay invested in reading. But, now I’m seeing God’s plan in all of this. He wanted my head to be filled with Him first, not someone else’s ideas. Don’t get me wrong, books are great. This is just what I’m seeing God’s specific plan for me has been. I’ve read a book of the Bible each week so far and, using the Goal Plan I mapped out with my PowerSheets, I plan to finish by December 31st. I’ve never been so fulfilled in anything! My marriage to Ari and bringing Grace into the world are close seconds. God’s word is life-giving.
Goal 2: I want Ari and I to have a more thriving joyful marriage because that will help us be our best for each other and Grace and everyone in our lives. Because we are stronger as individuals when we are stronger as a couple. Last year was truly a year of transition and miracles and this year, I want to celebrate life more together. My goal is to plan something epic for our seven year anniversary on March 18th. I also want to plan something really special for Valentine’s Day. I want to plan adventures every week, even if they are really tiny. I want to make Ari feel special and help him be his best. I want to open my heart and let him in more. I know I have a self-protecting wall up most of the time. I want to learn more about what God wants for our marriage and I want to DO those things. I want to help other couples do those things, too. I want to lead by example, in our failures and triumphs.
// OK, this was like 10 goals in one and very ambitious. Phew! Apparently, I’m really excited about our marriage!? This was a lesson that simple is always better and that God truly changes our hearts when we study His word and pray to ask Him for guidance. Ari and I prayed about what to do for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day and… are you ready for this? We went to Whole Foods for both! Once with Grace and once with Susan babysitting. And you know what? It was the best anniversary and Valentine’s Day we’ve ever had together! We focused on praising God for all we’ve been through together and for how he’s changed our marriage, not on a fancy dinner or vow renewal. It was so good. And, as for the rest of our marriage… well, that’s been the best it has ever been these last months. Not without lots of challenge and spats when we are tired from work and weary from parenting, but it has been focused on what matters. God and our family and trying to do God’s will every day. If you want to know more about our story, read here and join us for the Amazing Life Together webinar.
Goal 3: I want to become more physically strong so I can be full of energy to do God’s work every day and give to others. I stopped weight training last year and that is the longest time I’ve been out of the gym. I want to be physically strong so I can live a long healthy active life and be able to teach Grace about God and how to live a good life through my actions. I want to fuel my body to do good things. I want to recognize when I am tempted to use food to control my emotions and choose God instead through prayer, reading, stepping outside to take a deep breath or just by being still and having a good cry if I need to.
// This goal progress makes me laugh. I was on a ROLL in January and February. And then, in March, I found this tiny little black bug on the headboard of our bed and suddenly life got cray-zay. ONE BUG turned into a $1000 bed bug treatment where 5 bug-sniffing dogs came and then they brought 4 commercial heaters in, plugged into literally every outlet in our house and heated our bedroom to 400 degrees for 4 hours to kill said bug/s. We slept in my office for a week. And, even with this heat treatment craziness, I didn’t want to touch the elliptical and weights that live in our bedroom for a couple weeks. So, I veered off my workout plan and ran the stairs in our house for a while. I’m just getting back to business with my fitness this week. But, God works in funny ways sometimes. I had to order a new headboard cover after this fiasco and, for an extra $7, I decided to add our family monogram to it. Why is this so significant? Because, I’ve had it on my heart to finally change my name very soon. I’ve prayed about it for years and God firmly placed it on my heart recently in celebrating our seven year anniversary. It’s time. I’ll keep my name for business, but soon I will be Mrs. Lara Austin Casey Isaacson : ) OK, now that I told you all, I have to follow-through! Keep me accountable!
Goal 4: I want to stop breastfeeding, Lord willing, by Valentines day (I started weaning last week) and stay emotionally fit, despite the hormonal changes. I want to keep my energy up and give thanks, despite my current feelings (imagine if you didn’t have a period for two years and your hormones decided to start creating one… that’s where I am). I want to do whatever I can naturally to regulate my hormones so that I can be my best for my family, my staff and my friends. I also really want those 3+ hours a day back to do more for God every day. And, at the same time, I don’t want to lose the beautiful thing I have learned in all of this – that taking time to be still during the day is a very good thing.
// OK, this one, I am so excited to update you on because it taught me SO much about trusting God. I was so so so afraid to stop breastfeeding. I was afraid of the hormone changes being similar to what I experienced with PPD and I was afraid of Grace not getting the best nutrients. I tried to gradually taper off of the pump and, when I stopped, I was in severe pain for a good 10 days. Severe, I-can’t-sleep, don’t-hug-me, this-is-all-I-can-think-about pain. It was the same week as the Making Things Happen Conference where I really wanted to hug a lot of people, too. No hugs for me. But, despite my physical pain, emotionally I felt… FREE. Suddenly, I had 2-3 hours of time added to every single day and I felt like I was on vacation. I could go wherever I wanted to go without worrying about having to be home every couple hours to pump. I was AMAZING and still is. I felt some anxiety for a few days as my hormones shifted, but nothing near what PPD was like. It was a huge lesson to trust God. He brought me through 15 months of breastfeeding and I am so grateful to have had that time and now be on the other side of it. Just yesterday, I finally got my period back after 2 and a half years (crazy, right?), so that’s the only challenge right now. But, I know my body is doing what it’s supposed to do. We’re considering having another baby sometime this year, but still praying on it.
Goal 5: I want to be humble and learn a lot this year about a lot of things so I can do what I do well. I want to learn skills that will help me be a light for other’s to know God. I want to be a better more skilled designer so I can spend less time creating graphics and so I can create inspiring products that help people focus on what is good in life. I want to learn to be a better leader so I can build my team up and equip them to do the same for others. I want to learn how to cook special dishes that make my family feel special. I want to learn how to keep plants alive more than a few weeks. I want to continue my calligraphy training so that I can write beautiful letters to special friends. I want to learn how to be a better writer so I can communicate my thoughts in a more compelling authentic way. I want to learn how to do my job in a more direct, powerful, efficient way so I can make more of an impact on everyone I meet. I want to learn more about investing and finances so I can be a better steward of our money. I want to learn so I can give more.
// Design – Nicole has been teaching me all sorts of amazing things! We’re working on new shop products together now that I’m really happy with. Leading – I’ve been studying the Old Testament leaders in the Bible and following our new staff meeting agenda. So helpful. Cooking – I haven’t made anything miraculous, but I have made a much better effort to cook for Grace. She loooves “brockie” and turkey. Plants – We just closed on our house, so we’re finally getting our yard landscaped! We’re putting in raised vegetable beds all along one side of the house and I can’t wait to get out and garden with Grace. As for keeping houseplants alive… the clovers I bought in early March haven’t died yet. Progress, my friends. Calligraphy – I decided to focus on my handwriting instead. I’ve been having a lot of fun with my #LaraNotes posts on Instagram. Writing – Yes, and this has been humbling. I’ve started to look up grammar rules that I am constantly confused by and really stop to study. Job efficiency – Yes. How’s that for an efficient update? I’ve been forced to be more efficient as my work time has been more crunched with Grace’s needs (and my love of being with her). Finances – I just hired a book keeper. I have learned I CANNOT manage this not-so-small business by myself as it expands. I hope this bookkeeper will truly help us streamline and continue to grow. I’ll keep you posted.
Goal 6: I want to learn how to be more efficient and reach more people with less time away from my family. I want to spend less time on the phone with clients and far less timing emailing. My goal is to find revenue streams this year that are more automated, yet help people in a profound personal way.
// Yes, our shop has done well and I’ve continued to fight for my boundaries to keep my time focused on what matters. Read more about how I set boundaries here. I’ve also discovered ways to be more productive with clients. Phone calls help us have less email together (great for both of us!) and I generally get more accomplished with a client on the phone. There is a far greater personal connection, and that’s the goal. Since I’ve been more prayerful with client work and intentional in how I guide them, I am also loving my work more. I cherish my client calls because, while I might be the one teaching, I end up learning more than I think I teach just in the act of listening. Another rather large development in all of this is that Emily and I decided after the MTH Conference that it is time to take our process to a whole new level. We’ll be taking less full branding clients and making our process more accessible to people who really need it. We’ll be revealing details later this summer. We’re taking big risks for what matters. Also, I had lots of speaking inquiries this year and prayed HARD about which opportunities God wanted me to take. I chose these four and a few other local events that I’m excited about. I fought hard to limit it in order to maximize my time at home.
Goal 7: I want to learn how to be a better mom. I currently don’t read anything on parenting. I fly by the seat of my pants. I want to learn from others who do it well and become a mother full of wisdom so that Grace can be her best under our care. I want to raise her to be giving and pure and to have a heart of grateful JOY. I want to help Grace have more play friends and be a living example of the Bible for her in our actions. I want to be much more patient and less controlling and let go of my life so I can live in hers.
// I love what I’m about to type. I love being Grace’s mom. I didn’t love being a mom for a long while. I still don’t love some of the harder parts like the many sleepless nights, but then I see how God changes Ari and me in those challenging times. I love Grace so much. Her joy for life is contagious and I want to be around her all the time. I started reading more on parenting (even the first two chapters in Raising Godly Tomatoes helped me immensely!) and praying for wisdom. Grace has daily toddler meltdowns, but I feel pretty calm in handling them now. Getting her to sleep on her own is another story…
Photo by my dear friend, Gina.
Goal 8: I want to continue to build a remarkable business that is a catalyst for real LOVE. I want my clients to have better LIVES and I want our brides to have strong MARRIAGES. I want to be a centered sounding board and prayerfully guide my clients this year to their fullest potential. My goal is to always come back to our CORE and to keep refining it.
// YES YES and YES! It becomes clearer and clear to me by the day that, the more we focus on our core and refine it to align with God’s will, the more powerful our work is on all levels. Our core mission is to inspire brides to cultivate a life full of love – celebrating their families, the rich culture of the South and what matters most to them – and then to draw from that rich well to create a meaningful beginning to married life! Through our weekly staff meetings and all of the decisions we make, we come back to this core mission daily and it clarifies everything. Another big core-focused goal for me was to host a powerful Making Things Happen Conference in March, and God made that happen. It was the first time we’ve done a 2-day format with guest speakers and a big group, and we learned so much for next time, but overall it was life-changing. I am so grateful! My update on Goal #6 speaks to leading my clients prayerfully. Lastly, I’ve also been very prayerful about which branding and consulting clients to accept (we’re not accepting any more 2013 clients now in anticipation of our new process launching later this year) and I adore every single one of our current clients. We do our best work when our clients’ vision matches ours and I’m so pleased with God’s matchmaking this year : )
Goal 9: To learn how to take better photographs for myself so that I can remember Grace as she is in these sweet moments. I am not really sure why for this goal. It feels like a very God-centered goal, but it’s something I can’t explain. I have this connection to great photographs… they somehow speak to my soul. They change me. I think a gift God gave me was to be able to see the vision of a photograph to create. I can see moments and the big picture and a vision. I don’t have the technical skills to match that to capture the moments I see, if that makes sense. I even bought a great camera last year. It hasn’t been used yet because I get really frustrated with technology and numbers and learning new skills that I have to read a manual for. I want to learn the technical skills of how to take the photographs that I see in my heart.
// Thanks to Nicole and our intern Jessica giving me some pointers (and adjusting my camera settings!) I feel much more comfortable with my little Canon Rebel. I also bought a few cheap foam core boards to use as light reflectors and have had a lot of fun with even my iPhone photos lately!
Goal 10: I want to live with less, keep a new budget based on the historical data we have from 2012, and be more frugal this year because my money is not mine. It’s God’s and I want to do more with our money for Him. I want to not only give away things I don’t need, but give away things I love. Ari is really good at this. His favorite sweater was in our charity pile this weekend and, when I asked him about it, he said he said that it wasn’t really giving unless you were giving something you didn’t want to give away for the sake of someone else. I love that. I want to be more sacrificial in my giving.
// I did well with giving a lot away early this year. I sold a lot for charity and cleared a ton of clutter. The budget, despite hours and hours of work and prayer and conversation, is still yet to be determined. This is the area I am most frustrated with because I am the kind of person that wants things solidified and running smoothly yesterday. We have been in so much flux with not knowing where we were going to be living earlier this year, what Ari’s job and salary would be, how much our mortgage would be wherever we were living, how my business would shape up with me wanting to work less as Grace grows, etc. So, we made a temporary budget that we’ve loosely stuck to and decided to make a new budget when all of those other factors were solidified. Thankfully, they were all solidified as of last week. But, there’s another factor here that has everything to do with the big “P” word… pride. I don’t know how to blog about this without just laying all the facts out. So, here goes. If you know anything about medical training, you can guess that I’ve been the breadwinner in our house for the last few years. After having my parents and Ari support me for so long, I have been very grateful to have the joy of providing for our family for these last years, doing work that I love. Now that Ari is about to finally finish his medical training after 26 years of school (his fellowship ends in July), I will no longer be the breadwinner. Admittedly, I’ve been feeling a little sad about this. And it has made me see how prideful my heart has been in holding the “breadwinner” title. But, even more than that, this process has shown me God’s heart for our marriage. Can you see a theme here?? I am changing my name soon as a way to be closer to Ari and honor his desire for us to share a family name — and so we don’t keep having awkward moments like at our church conference a couple weeks ago when we had to go to two separate registration tables on opposite ends of the room. Ari has been so patient with me and, after that, he just looked at me and said softly, “are you still thinking of changing your name?” Oh my heart. Yes, my darling wonderful husband… I cannot wait to change it now. And let go of control of our finances so you can finally feel the joy of providing for us that you’ve worked so hard for and so we can do this together. Not one or the other, but “bread-winning” as a TEAM! GO TEAM ISAACSON!!!! (Guys, I just got all teary-eyed with excitement!) And did I mention that Grace said “Isaacson” yesterday? I love this Paloma’s Nest house plaque that Emily got us as an anniversary present.
Goal 11: I want to build other’s up in faith and give lots of tools this year for people to make that happen. I want to study the Bible with others in my home and online. Going back to goal 1, I want to know the Bible so I can share it with others. Showing people the new life that I have been given and the indescribable JOY and freedom and love and genuine purpose I have found in this new life… well, that is something I want to share. Big time. If you were to find the most beautiful island in the world, you would want to invite all your friends. That’s how I feel about being in a relationship with God. I want everyone to be able to feel this goodness. I want to equip people with basic tools to know God more.
// God has allowed me to share my testimony a LOT lately. And I see the fruit of how He is using my journey to bring others to Him. It’s AWESOME to watch God work and the greatest joy of my life to be His. I am fiercely committed to sharing what God has done in my life and continues to do. I have yet to study the Bible with anyone in my house, one-on-one (if anyone wants to do this, let me know!), but I have been praying a lot lately about starting a women’s Bible study group here. If anyone would be interested, let me know in the comments. And I still don’t have clarity on how to do a Bible study here on the blog. I will continue to pray about that. If anyone has ideas on what they’d love to learn or be encouraged about, let me know that, too.
Goal 12: I want to finally WRITE MY BOOK. I already have most of the content written and just need to put it together. Nicole and I started talking about the printing and technical aspects of this before the end of the year, so it’s in the works. My goal is to release it before the end of 2013, if not sooner. I want it to be timeless and done well so it will help creatives make things happen year after year. I want it to be a legacy for Grace to learn from as well.
// So, I have a rather miraculous update here. Emily and I were in my living room before the Making Things Happen Conference, writing an outline for the book we’ve been dreaming about, and I stopped to check my email for a moment… and promptly leapt up from my chair, started crying and praising God at the top of my lungs! All I could do was turn the computer around for Emily to read the email because I couldn’t stop saying, “WHAT!? WHAAAAAT!?!? GOD IS AWESOME!!!” I got an email from one of my dream publishing houses, asking me to develop a book with them. How crazy is that timing!?? Fast forward to today. I now have a wonderful literary agent and am working on the book proposal this month. This process honestly terrifies me and fills my heart with joy and peace at the same time. It’s a new world for me and a long process ahead, but I am ready. I repeat: God is AWESOME.
Goal 13: I want to continue to paint and create products for small creative spaces that inspire people to live better lives. God is the ultimate creator and I believe He gave all of us creative talents that are meant to be USED. I want to use my creative gifts much more this year: design, painting and singing.
// We successfully launched the LC Shop and sales have been very consistent with little to no marketing. I post about products I’m using every now and then on Instagram, but that’s it. The hardest part has been the back-end. Shop management is brand new for all of us, so there have been a lot of growing pains. Read more about our good growing pains here. The PowerSheets have been our most popular product besides the AMEN print (my favorite), and have sold out now THREE TIMES! These first-run PowerSheets have been our beta sets to see how they help people over the next months. We’re planning to expand on them in the fall from what we learn in using them ourselves, too! Many more new products coming soon. I’ve also spent a lot of time painting and creating new pieces. I paint for my dad. He always wanted me to be an artist. My parents encouraged me to use my creative gifts often and never told me I had to get a “real job”. For that I am EXTREMELY grateful. So I work hard every day to instill the same belief in others and give them tools to make their creative dreams happen. I think of my dad every time I paint. I can’t tell you what a joy it is to call him when someone purchases one of my paintings or a copy of Southern Weddings or a product from the LC Shop. He beams with joy. Thank you, friends. I’m so grateful.
Goal 14: An immediate goal I have is to finish my website. It’s been over a year in the making and it’s a monster. The coding is almost done, my shop is populated and I just have a lot of site content to populate now. I’m hoping we can launch it late this month!
// DONE! We launched and I still love this site more than all the Luna Bars and chickens in the world!
Goal 15: I want to foster my friendships is a purposeful, focused way because then I will build a stronger bond with my friends and we can do more good things for others together. I want to be more prayerful for my friends, even when they don’t know it. I want to do surprise things for them to make them feel special and build their faith and capacity to love.
// I will let them speak to this, but I have made a much stronger effort to be a better friend and to pray for my friends often. I’m definitely not perfect and there are a couple friendships I’d love to have more time to grow, but my recent motto between work and being a mom and a wife is, “do what you can with what you have.” I’m no good for anyone if I am carrying guilt around about not being enough.
Goals 16: I want to support new moms more. I had a really hard time after Grace was born and several friends sent me care packages that really made a difference. I started a new moms group and my goal is to have several care packages and cards ready to go for new mamas and expecting mama friends that I can send out right away. I want to support new moms locally, too.
// Yes, I have loved working on this goal. I stocked up on Preggie Pops and little baby gifts and have sent lots of fun goodies out.
Goal 17: I want to send more real mail to build stronger connections with others, because hopefully it will help people feel God’s love.
// I sent out about 50 letters this week to thank so many people for donating to Susan’s mission fund and launched my #SpreadGoodnessToday project in the process. It was also a huge blessing that Nicole helped me create new stationery that I LOVE. I’ll post some fun pics soon. Great progress here!
Goal 18: I want to do more random acts of kindness. As often as possible because these things can help people feel hope and know that God is good. A little kindness can change someone’s life for the better.
// See above. I hope you’ll join me on Instagram and share your #SpreadGoodnessToday story. Post either something kind someone has done for you or something you are doing for someone else. Spread some love around and share! You never know who you might inspire!
Goal 19: I want to show my family God’s love through my actions so that they will know Him more and trust in Him. My family is going through a lot right now. They need a lot of love. My goal is to be sacrificial with my time and resources so I can support them and take care of them in their distress.
// Yes, God is good. I was able to visit my parents (and surprise them by bringing Grace with me!) in February. It was a really good visit. We are making plans to go again soon all together. But, there is still a big longing I have here. Without going into too many details, my dad needs lots of encouragement. He calls me every day to tell me he loves me because he thinks he won’t be around for much longer. He is struggling a lot and asks us to come visit him constantly. It’s so hard for me not being a quick drive away from them. My crazy prayer is still that God somehow moves them here to North Carolina so we can all be together. Till then, I hope we can go visit really soon and I pray for my dad daily, that he would feel God’s peace. I trust that God has a really beautiful plan here because He started it already. The one year anniversary of my dad’s baptism is on Monday. Can we just talk about how amazing that is!? At 77 years old, a year ago, my dad was baptized by my husband. Blows my mind just typing it. THAT is why I believe in the impossible, my friends. I have proof of God in every facet of my life.
Goal 20: I want to be like Moses this year in the way he trusted and just DID what God said to do. He let God use him. I want to be open to change and trust that God always has the perfect plan. No matter what.
// As with all of these goals, ALL the glory to God! He has put a great peace in my heart this year, knowing that NO MATTER WHAT comes my way, He is in control. That is a scary thing to say and trust in at times, but the fruit of what God has already done in our lives is too sweet to mistake as anything but God’s goodness. It’s there for everyone. For you. Right now. No matter what you’ve done in the past or how lost you feel… God is here. He will make everything in your life change for the better even with faith as tiny as a mustardseed. That’s all it takes for God to make a giant tree of life grow in your heart.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” – Luke 17:5-6
So, what is it that you want to make happen? Comment below to tell me about your progress this year, what’s been a challenge for you, and what you look forward to ahead. We’ll check in again on July 10th. I want to hear from you this week so I can hopefully encourage you and so you can also encourage each other. Make it happen, friends. No more lurking. Making things happen means taking action. So, fill me in! Remember, this is about PROGRESS, not perfection : ) It’s never too late to make life happen. It’s never too late to start. Start today.
GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 1, so there’s plenty of time to check in!