Out with old. In with the new!
It is almost the end of the one year booze snooze.
When I sat down to write this blog post I experienced an unexpected emotion. I sort of felt sad that my booze snooze year was almost over.
It reminded me of when I was a classroom teacher. I always started each school year eager, driven, full of creativity and most importantly super excited to meet my new group of students. During the school year I formed strong relationships with my students. There were days that were awesome and there were days that completely sucked and made me question my choice to teach. But even during the hardest times, I never forgot my ultimate purpose was my students. As the end of the year approached I was usually really tired. I remember feeling excited about summer and the time it would allow for a mental break. However, at the end of May when I took down my bulletin boards, graded the last few assignments, and signed my student’s yearbooks I always felt sad that I had to say goodbye. I would really miss my students that gave me so much joy and so much grief at the same time. But each time I said goodbye, I knew that I would get re energized over the summer. I would get to start planning for my next group of students and a new year would begin.
It is time for me to wrap up the booze snooze and start planning for a new year.
The overall driving force behind the one year booze snooze was a desire to learn how to live healthy. Eliminating alcohol from my life was just one step toward changing my lifestyle. In the beginning, some may have challenged me that my goal was too long and I was setting myself up for failure, but I found it to be the opposite. I needed a full 365 days to work on something that was important to me to create a meaningful and long-term impact. Using a full year to focus on just one element of healthy living effectively changed my habits with alcohol and gave me the time and energy to put toward self-reflection.
My biggest take away from this experience is that having a “SOLE GOAL” keeps me focused and driven.
I have 13 days left in the snooze, so I am going to use this time to write a few posts rolling out my new “SOLE GOAL”. I am not going to say what the goal is right now, but I guarantee that it will align with my desire to learn how to live healthy.
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