My One Word for 2017 | Video

Every year, I have attempted New Year’s Resolutions, much like everyone else. Every year, I either lose focus or lose steam or a little bit of both, much like everyone else. One year, I participated in New Month’s Resolutions with a few other bloggers which was great, it helped me focus on the things that I needed to accomplish that month and kept me accountable. But this was more task oriented and also it kind of lost steam towards the end of the year.

One Word 2017

This year, I decided to try something different and have a new word, or theme, for the New Year. Something that I will be working on as a whole this year. Almost like a piece to the puzzle, the pieces will not fit this year’s puzzle if it doesn’t follow the theme of the word that I have chosen for this year.

I think this is going to keep me focused towards growing as a person, parent, career woman and blogger. My word this year is….

Confidence

You can watch into why I chose this word in my video below, but here’s also the dictionary definition. I know we all know what the word means, but it rings true once you read it actually defined.

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That third one… “A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” This is something I have been working on somewhat last year but really want to hone in on it this year. After reading this definition I think that maybe I don’t appreciate my own abilities and what I bring to the table enough which is where the insecurity is coming from.

I’m going to try and push my own envelope this year, because there is no growth unless you push yourself out of that comfort zone. It’s completely uncomfortable but that’s why it works. It shows you that you can do whatever you put your mind to.

In my case I want to be an HR professional by day and a blogger by night and there’s nothing wrong with that! I’ve been really stuck in this whole “what will people say” mentality and then I have to sit back and think:

  • I’m not doing anything to be ashamed of.
  • I’m damn good at my day job.
  • No one is going to question my ability of doing one thing professionally because of liking makeup more than the average person.
  • Who the fuck cares if I make a mistake? Mistakes can be fixed, I’m not a heart surgeon.

I mean…HELLO! This is still something that I will be working on like I said, but even writing this down makes me feel good, like a necessary step forward.

You know what also put this all in perspective for me? Mariah Carey’s NYE Performance. Twitter came after her hard and roasted her. And she was like “But did you die?!” And I’m not the biggest Mariah Carey fan out there but I understood her. Things went wrong that she could not control. She did what she did (in front of millions of people live and on TV) and she stood there and finished the show. And was the giver of no fucks.

 

Ok, so here is my second video. Take a look and let me know what you think! I actually wore makeup this time Winking smile

 

You know what I noticed from the get go? I use the word “hopefully” a lot! A LOT! That’s all part of the missing confidence piece folks. I’m going to make my biggest effort not to continue to use that word. That word should be banned for me for all of 2017.

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions or words? Share in the comments!

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