My Year in Review, Part 2: Personal and Business Life
Last Thursday I shared my fitness goals. It was going to be a post about about my plans in general for 2017, but there was a lot to go along with my fitness goals/plans so I decided to split it into a couple of posts. Today’s post will be personal and business goals, a review of last year and what’s on tap for this year.
Last year was my first full year of blogging. I had a lot to learn….and still do, but I’m making progress! I signed up with a business coach for monthly business guidance and learned a lot about website, email lists, creating content, etc.
A review of my personal and business goals. My first full year in this space. #runmyrace Click To Tweet
One goal last year was to grow my reach. I doubled my email list over the course of the year and conducted several closed Facebook coaching groups. I also had the opportunity to work one on one with women and spoke to a group of women back in November.
Sharing faith and fitness with other women is what I love to do! It is truly my passion to help women learn how to live in a way that honors how she has been “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). No more diets or quick fixes!
Last year my verse was Hebrews 12:1, and I was committed to throwing off all the things that had been hindering me (comparison, competition, self-doubt) and run the race that the Lord had set before me.
I will continue to #runmyrace this year. But I also want to build on that. I want to get laser focused in not only my ministry with women but also in my home as well.
Last year I spent a lot of time learning the online space, navigating it, checking in on social media, posting to my blog, etc. I poured a lot of myself into learning and growing. But in the process, I had little left for my family. My phone and the computer got a lot more of my attention. To change that I am getting more focused on my work time while Kent is at work and Ethan is at school.
- I’m setting hours during my day when I will work on my blog and connect on social media. In the evenings, I am going to devote more time to being present with my guys.
For a period of time last year, Kent and I made a point to get together for lunch about once a week. We did okay until summer came along.
- I want to get back to regular lunches with my husband and give priority for one-on-one time whether it’s a lunch or date night every week or so.
Back in November I did a digital detox with She Works His Way. I got in the habit of being finished with my phone an hour before bedtime. I also learned that it doesn’t always have to be within reach, and I don’t need to reply to every text ASAP.
- I’m committing to put my phone down more often.
- I will focus on being more present right where I am.
I’m excited about a faith and fitness devotional series that I’ve been working on for Lent. That will get a lot of my work focus for the first couple of months of 2017. This has been something that’s been on my heart for some time.
I talk a lot about “keeping your eyes on your own paper”. That will continue to be my message to women as they navigate their journey of healthy living. I will be doing that as well. My eyes will be on where the Lord is leading me and share the message He is giving me to share.
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