I think everyone does this although many say they don’t. We must take the time to self-reflect in order to grow, change and become who we are meant to be. I do this, but honestly, more than once a year. A year is too long to adjust the trajectory to ensure I get where I want to be, or at least in the vicinity.
I begin with the end in mind. My initial thoughts go to my relationships. Personal first and then professional. I am a person of faith, so my relationship with the Lord is always first as I lean on Him a lot! Then my loved ones, which, there are many! I am the youngest of 7 children and I have 7 grandchildren. I strive to be the best parent, grandparent, and sister as that is what they deserve.
If you know me at all, you know that my personal and professional lives are intertwined. How can they not? I have so much love and gratitude for all of our Surrogates and the families they help to build. They and their families are in my daily prayers. And, it goes without saying, my family members include BFI’s Randi, Shannon, Lauryn, Mandy, Christine, Ana, Dr. Rad, and Dr. Natasha and their families. Whew, what a large family I have!!! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What are your resolutions for this year? Or, in other words, what are your short-term goals? A year will fly by so be sure to take the time to examine where you are and where you want to be. Then you can build the path towards that future. Be sure to have fun along the way!!!