2023 is the year of Me
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” - Maya Angelou
On the surface, a year of me sounds selfish, self-centered, and all of the other negative things we say when people decide to put themselves first, but consider this. As women, we tend to prioritize everyone else, leaving ourselves for last. The problem with doing that is if you break, who is going to fix you?
I began the year with a period of self-examination. Now that it's Lent season, my greatest wish is to restore quiet and balance to my life. Quiet because some type of noise is always in my ears. Either it's the television, the radio, YouTube, or audiobooks. I've forgotten what silence feels like. I'm learning I have to quiet my surroundings in order to quiet my mind.
Balance we all understand. It's so easy to get out of balance in one area or another. I'm a super achiever. I'm always trying to do something, feeling bad because I didn't get something done, or thinking about what needs to be done. It's exhausting. I need to learn how to just be. To sit and not feel guilty because something on my to do list isn't being crossed off.
That's my goal for this year. Wishing everyone a Happy International Women's Day 2023.