It’s fair to say that for most, a lot of things were put on hold (or went by the wayside altogether) in 2020, both personally and professionally. While I’m not one to set a ton of goals, intentions, or resolutions just because a new year has begun, I do like to spend time reflecting and writing down where I hope the next year will take me. I’m a firm believer in telling the Universe what I would like and putting that energy out there. It’s the waiting-while-it-manifests part that I struggle to endure. But 2020 got me derailed. All of the pausing and holding somehow equated to complacency on my part, and I lost the hustle.
Now that 2020 is over and I’ve had some time to reflect, I thought about what I wanted in my career, with this site, and the community that I’m building. While I may not have been taking actual steps to get there last year, I took actionable steps by working with a consultant for the blog, completing my health coaching certification, and passing my Board Certified Advocacy Exam. So, with some of the groundwork laid, I’m ready to hit the ground running to implement the personal and professional goals I have outlined for myself for 2021.
Rebrand the blog: I did my last rebrand in 2017, so I feel like the site could use a bit of updating.
Continue my nightly meditations: I’ve been using the Calm app for a full year now and love the daily guided meditations, sleep stories, or just listening to the sound of ocean waves on the app on those sleepless nights.
Grow my online community: One of the most exciting things about being a blogger has been connecting with people from all over the world. Especially this past year with the pandemic, getting to do Instagram Lives and interact on social media has been amazing. I’d also like to collaborate more with other bloggers who are in a similar space. I’m a big fan of the sentiment, community over competition, and believe we all win when we support one another. I have so many creative ideas for Living in Steil, but I also know that I can’t do it alone (and isn’t it more fun to do things with friends, anyway?). So, here’s to supporting others in the space and working together to create great things.
Start coaching clients: After I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, we were right in the middle of the pandemic. I put my health coaching plans on the back burner for a while, which gave me time to study and pass my Board Certified Patient Advocacy Exam. But now, I would like to start working with clients and help them on their wellness journey.
Maintain my at-home workout routine: As someone who loved her boutique fitness classes pre-pandemic, I was not happy at first about having to workout at home. Thanks to all those who shared their classes online or through Instagram, I’ve found a few that keep me motivated and wanting to hit my mat twice a week.
What are you working on in 2021?