For me, a new year means an opportunity to do better. It represents a fresh start. Growing up I used to hate it when my Dad constantly asked me what my goals were. I think I actually started to seriously dislike the word “goal” in itself. In job interviews I would have to stop myself from rolling my eyes when they’d ask me about my goals. I guess I’ve always felt like it was just too much pressure, and I always wondered how someone could honestly have a five-year goal! I mean really? Five years is a long time, a lot can happen! But I’ve realised that goals don’t always have to be so big and so serious, they can be daily goals, fortnightly or monthly goals. They can be big or small, just little things to keep you on track to being the best you. So the other day I started writing down some of my goals for 2015 and I decided to share a few of them with you.
Know my worth. This means asserting my position on all aspects of my life. Be it work, friends, family, fun. This year I am going to make the most of my time. I am learning how to politely decline if it is not worth my time. My time is valuable and I want to make sure I am using it wisely. So I guess that means less reality/ratchet TV and more thrilling conversations and fascinating books.
Cook more Sadza. Look, I blame my mom, as a child she stuffed it down my throat, and later on in my teenage years it was Monday, Sadza neBeef, Tuesday, Sadza neChicken, Wednesday, Sadza neMuboora, Thursday ok, maybe Rice neChicken, Friday…amana Sadza neBEANSSSS!! Can a girl get some potatoes or pasta up in here though?!! So, yeah I don’t care for it. But Tapi eats it likes he’s never seen it before when we go to Zim, even caught my Mother in law giving me a side eye. So I’ve decided I’ll try make it for him at least once a fortnight.
Less is more. I put this easy look together for an impromptu date at the beach. There’s not much happening here and that’s exactly what I’m loving. The simplicity. Effortless chic. A pair of high-waisted white jeans (fighting the urge to rip them), these are from Factorie, and a white cotton button down shirt from Cotton On. The shoes give the look a bit more boom. They are my favorite heels at the moment, I got these from Myer for a steal, they’re comfy, chic and cute and they make your feet look like a million bucks!
Spend more time with God. Over the past six months I have been spending more and more time just talking to God and just enjoying being in his presence. It’s changed my life. I have more peace in me than I’ve ever had before, even in the midst of turmoil in my life, I worry less. My perception on life has changed as well as my perception of me. I have seen the power of prayer. I am stronger, my faith is stronger…I believe. I trust. I see.