January was quite a year, wasn’t it? Yes. I mean what I said.
Hi friend, grab a cup of coffee (or whiskey…) and snug in comfy so we can chat.
This past month was one of those months that made me feel like I had been run over. I was going non-stop, yet I looked back and wondered what on earth I got done. Now, it’s not that I didn’t get a lot done, I truly did, but at this time of the year, my life is so busy with everything Thrive that there are always things to do. I tend to get stuck in this cycle of adding 4 things to my to-do list every time I cross 1 thing off. It’s rough, and probably pretty unhealthy.
Do you do that? I know it’s my “Enneagram 3” coming out in me, but I wonder if anyone that’s not a typical “3” does that too. On a side note, the Enneagram is completely fascinating to me, and I am looking forward to diving into the book “The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self Discovery.” I’m fascinated with it because I want to better myself. I know what I tend to do when I am stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. I want to learn healthier ways to deal with those things, but in a way that makes sense for me. If you’ve read this book or any books on the Enneagram, I’d love to know!
Anyways, back to January. (How’s your drink by the way? Take a sip, don’t let it get cold or warm, I tend to ramble). I tend to not give myself credit for all the things I’ve accomplished, and I always feel like I should be doing more or doing things better. Now, this isn’t always a bad thing, but here’s how it’s affected me negatively recently… A client not happy with results that are beyond my control, and me thinking I have nothing of worth to offer to the “real world”. I tackled both of those subjects head on at the end of January.
First, I updated my resume. I’m not saying I’m headed out to get a full-time job just yet, but I needed to do it. I needed to know what my options were, and let me tell you… I’m pretty badass and know my shit. My resume is rocking. I even sent it out to 5 companies and 2 days later got a phone interview request. Now… again, I’m not saying I’m going to do it, but it was a good confidence boost that I needed. It reminded me that there are always options, I know what I’m doing, and I’m able to pivot if I need to.
Second, I went through everything I have been offering clients and made sure I was living up to my end of the bargain. Because things happen, you get tired, things get mundane, and then things slip through the crack. I put together a monthly report and compared it to what I offer only to discover… I was actually going above and beyond what had been promised.
Now, I’m not sharing any of this with you to get your praise, I’m telling you this story so you can look at your situation and see if you need to reevaluate. If you’re anything like me, you’re prone to beating yourself up and feeling like you’re not good enough or not doing enough. Step back from the frame babe and look at the big picture. Write things down and reevaluate. Chances are you’re doing a great job, or that you just need to pivot in a different direction. Both of those are totally fine, by the way.
I hope you enjoy the wallpapers I created for February! My desktop and iPhone are looking all cheery for February and I am here for it. I added the white box on the desktop version so you can store your files there. Every month when I change my desktop background it forces me to clean my desktop, which is always a plus!
Don’t forget to save this post to Pinterest so your friends can enjoy some new backgrounds too!