What word did you choose and why?
I chose the word Balance. I’ve lived in black or white for a long time, but now I need more of the gray zone. I’ve begun setting boundaries with my time. I’ve started to say “no.” I’m not willing to sacrifice my family time, and will continue to set boundaries to find that balance that I need.
This year my word is balance. Simply put, I need to find balance in my life, especially when it comes to work. For a long time, I’ve lived in either black or white, but never the gray zone. Now I feel like I need that gray zone. I recently got married, and became a stepmom to the coolest and most loving seven-year-old, and that is a part of my life I’m not willing to give an inch on. I’ve started setting boundaries with my time and even saying no, which was not an easy step mentally for me to take, but I did it. Sometimes when you’ve worked at the disposal of others for so long, they can find it difficult to accept your new boundaries, but luckily my clients have been really understanding and encouraging as I make these changes.
If you could go back and talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you say?
If I could go back and talk to a younger version of myself, I’d tell her to jump in and go for it. Just do it and don’t be afraid. It will all work out and you’ll be better off for it.