Monday, February 1, 2016

Best 16 in 2016! Courtney's Personal and Business goals!

Hello all! We are continuing with our blog series on what we are most excited about in 2016 and today I get to talk about what I am most excited about personally and professionally.

Personal:

This year - not to sound narcissistic, I am most excited about me! Bare with me friends...I have declared 2016 to be the year of Courtney (By declared I mean I told my husband and sister) I know that sounds like I am taking the Birthday week idea a little too far but really it is a healthy step for me. I realized while doing A LOT of self evaluation and work on myself, my relationships, general outlook last year that I am only going to be as good as I treat my self. I am only going to be treated by others as well as I treat my self. I can only give to others when I have already given to myself! It is really hard as mothers, partners, wives, business owners, and ___________ (fill in the blank) to remember you in that list of descriptors. We so often take for granted what we need in an effort to make sure everybody else has what they need - and the end result is an unhealthy you! You can take that many different ways - actual health, energy, spirituality, happiness, contentment, etc...either way something is off!

This does not mean that I am going to go on constant spending sprees or stop doing chores around the house or train my toddler to fetch mommy's drink. It also doesn't mean that I am going to unload all "non fun" things in my life onto someone else. It really means that when it comes to making a choice between what is best for me and what someone else wants - I am going to choose me! So I have already started - as we are in February now - and I have successfully completed the Whole 30 Challenge this past January! I cut out carbs, sugar, legumes, dairy, and alcohol for a full 30 days. Why you ask (In the middle of it all I was asking myself that too....) because I really wanted to cleanse my body and regain some energy in the process - and can I just tell you - it totally worked! I have never had so much energy in my life and the amount I accomplished in January was staggering and I didn't even feel tired while doing it!

That is an example of a me decision - I bought separate groceries - made 2 versions of everything - made sure that I had everything I needed to be successful and went for it! I am looking so forward to what the rest of this year has to offer and seeing how much positive change I see in my person and those around me!

Business:

I have a couple of things I am excited about concerning business this year - the first and not the least is a new computer! I know it sounds so simple - but I have been dealing with the left overs over here as I don't do too much beyond email and Microsoft office - but let me tell you how wonderful it is to not have to wait 20! minutes for something to boot up and then another 10! while it updates only to have it crash when I try to go two places on the internet at the same time! I can not even tell you how thankful I am for my new Asus touch screen  - we became instant besties when she took less than 30 seconds to boot!

The second thing I am most excited about this year is expanding the team - I know you have met Leah already and we have also hired someone for the Bradford (Andrea) - adding on both girls is super exciting and means that we are growing exponentially!  It really lessened the blow of seeing how much we spent in advertising last year...**Hint more than the mortgage!!** maybe it was all worth it :0

We are in a great place - this wonderful place where you feel like you are doing what you were meant to do and not waiting or biding time for a dream to be realized. I can not tell you how thankful I am to find myself here - how much love I have for the life God has given me and all the people, clients, vendor friends, and family that are in it! 2016 is going to be amazing!

~Courtney


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