New Determination November

The last two weeks have been filled with major assignments for me. I was bogged down with just how much I had to do and felt like I couldn't keep up! It wasn't until this moment (now that I'm done) that I realized it was midterm time! HOLD UP! Midterm time?! Yes, the halfway point in the semester. With that being said, this time of year every year is tough for me. It's the time I fizzle out and lose focus because quite honestly, I'm exhausted. 

I headed to the calendar quick, fast, and in a hurry to see just how much time we have remaining in 2017. Just 61 days! I remember growing up thinking that the year 2000 was so far into the future, and here we are almost at 2018. The days turn to weeks...weeks to months...months to years... and before we know it, it will be 2030. Crazy right?! 

Just 87,840 minutes until we welcome 2018! 

With the holidays rapidly approaching, its tempting to take a break, ease up, and unwind until the new year rolls around. Don't even entertain that thought, NO! Not at all. Not even for a second. I am taking a vow right now to live and give these last 61 days all I got. Now is the time to remain focused and driven. One day at a time. One moment at a time. 

I know you may have achieved some goals this year and feel accomplished. Im sure you also weathered some storms. I know there's been some amazing times and other times haven't been so easy. Im ready to go into hibernation mode to rest and relax, too, but consider this... the action you take at the end of 2017 will give you the momentum you need for 2018. Whatever you do with these 61 days will serve as foresight into our next year. 

Set yourself up for success. Grab a planner, a journal, a budget. Enroll for school. Apply for the job. Take another look at your business plan. Sign up for that gym membership. Why wait for the new year to rev up and get going? Don't waste this precious gift of time. At the very least finish what you've started. Finish strong! On this last day of October, think about ways you can renew your determination in November that will carry you through December. 

2018 will thank you!