Let's just say last year didn't go as planned. It started off great then went quickly downhill. But how often does anything in life go as planned? It was a year of chaos, change, and depression. Things went from great to straight up hell. In retrospect, I should have realized when I was feeling that ultra-high there would be a low. Last year taught me that I am stronger then I think, but also can become my own worst enemy.
I am happy to leave 2018 in 2018. While it wasn't all dark clouds and rain showers, there were plenty of good times. My peak was definitely Europe, specifically the five days in London. My valley was the summer of 2018 and all the changes I thought I "wanted". The best day of 2018 was the Monday spent at Oktoberfest. The lesson I took away from that is just be okay to drink a little too much and have a little too much fun and don't worry about what other people think. For a while there, I took life a little too seriously.
I don't know what is in store for 2019. May be a move to a new city? May be nothing drastic at all? May be the purchase of a new "toy" aka boat? Who knows. I do know that I'm going to keep busting my butt every single day to become a better version of myself. That's all I can ask of myself.
The other day when I was in the gym and thinking of "goals", all I could think of is that I don't to bitch out on workouts or aspects of workouts because they are hard. I think that goes for life too. I think last year, when the going got tough, I crumbled. I did a lot of positive things for myself last year (like going to therapy regularly) which helped me gain a new perspective, but still sat out on the sidelines during the hard times of life, instead of other positive outlets.
I am finally in a good space when it comes to my health and wellness. Going back to my old Crossfit gym and realizing that it's one hour of my day and doesn't have to monopolize my life has been of the utmost importance mentally and physically. For the most part, I'm performing better than I ever have. My diet is somewhat reigned it and should get better throughout the year. I recently started working with a nutritionist.
I would love to travel more this year. I've found traveling gives me something to look forward and keeps me motivated to work harder than ever. Work hard, play hard mentally. My first trip of 2019 will be to Boston the beginning of next month. I challenged myself to pick a city I haven't been before. I had a credit with Southwest Airlines. While I would love to go to the West Coast, that wasn't doable this time around, so I chose Boston. I'll be going the weekend before St. Patty's day so it's actually pretty affordable. (Hello nice hotel for under $100 a night and a RT flight for less than $215!) I still would love to go back to Europe, perhaps Paris (and of course, while I'm over there go back to London!).
I also want to keep growing as an entrepreneur. I've worked in a entrepreneurial role now for two years and it's time to start spreading my wings and grow. Nothing makes you feel like more of an entrepreneur than tax season (and the sweat and anguish that comes with it!). I would love to take on more new clients and grow with my main company, the Link Builders, and build my brand HPMarketing (DBA as Moore About Charleston).
It has taken me a month to finish this blog, I'll admit. I love to write, but then get super busy with work and life, and forget about it. The good news is we still have 11 more months of 2019., so let's kick it!
Haley Parler Moore
Charleston resident. Digital Marketer. Crazy Crossfitter. Bulldog Mom. Gamecock fan. Constantly clad in Lululemon.