Way Too Good at Goodbyes

Hello, Friends! Thank you for visiting today. It's been a while since I posted. Truthfully, it's been a while since I committed to putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard--well you get it.  However, the ideas didn't stop flowing.  I have books and businesses inside of me destined to get out.  I claim it in Yeshua's name!

But how many times do we start a goal, project, a dream only to say goodbye to it?  Then, some significant or sometimes almost obscure event happens and voila! Passion is reignited. For a while, you're driven--full steam ahead--and, all of a sudden, the momentum starts to fizzle.  You find yourself bidding farewell once again.  

To borrow from the gifted Sam Smith, why are we way too good at goodbyes when it comes to following through and achieving our goals?  Do you also find it easy to quit sometimes, just stop putting forth the effort to manifest your goals and dreams?  I did and here's why:

Life Transitions
  • I relocated to another state (back home to Georgia) and allowed the process to consume me.  It's been almost a year, and I'm still operating in the "oh-I-just-moved-here" mode. For you, it may be another major change that has you momentarily stalled.
Embracing the Familiar
  • ...a little too much on my part.  I'm back home with family, friends, and OMG good southern food! I'm back in the land that is built on deeply held and respected traditions. A southerner rarely deviates (imo) from tradition which I admire for the most part,  being the "belle" that I am. Unfortunately, I fell back into a routine that doesn't fully serve my personal or professional growth. I'm not even being challenged. All my fault, of course.  
Neglecting Self-Care
  • I preach to others about making healthy choices a priority, and truth is I've just been lazy. Scheduling workouts, family time, outings with friends, church and planning faith-cations--I've said adios to them all these past few months.  Now, I'm suffering the consequences and seeking resolution.

I'm making a to-do list which will welcome self-care and dream fulfillment back into my life. Writing this post was on the list. Also, being back in the south reminded me that "it does take a village" at any age and stage of life.  With that said, I'd love to hear your advice.  

What are some things that caused you to stray from your goals, your dreams?  How did you get back on track?

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