New Year Reflections: Acknowledging Your Achievements

Dayana Preval

New Year Reflections: Acknowledging Your Achievements

Hello, April! If you’re reading this post, you are blessed. We’ve made it to the 2nd quarter of the year, which is amazing but can also be a major self-check because the last three months have flown by. I will say that when April 1st came around, I wasn’t the most chipper girl on the block. It felt like in one blink of an eye, we were already entering the second portion of the year and I didn’t know how to feel. For some reason, the first thing that came to mind was my New Year’s Resolution goals, which is something I typically don’t think about after January. (Hey, I’m being honest here.) For whatever reason though, this year I couldn’t help, but to do a time-hop back and evaluate myself and the shit I need to get done.

I felt many emotions. The first few emotions weren’t all that positive, but it was necessary. I was a little sad, shocked at how the last 90 days flew, but I also felt blessed because I still had more time to accomplish my goals, ya know? It’s not like my time clock suddenly stopped and said “Hey, Dayana. This is it for you, no more chances.” The bright side is, I get several chances, I get to make each day better from the time I wake up in the morning until I lay my head at night.

I had to realize that I did accomplish a lot, but not according to the picture I had in my mind. As I reflected on some of my New Year’s goals: stability and steady income, working out, actively working on my self-love journey, putting myself first (these are just a few). As I reflected on the past, I finally acknowledged that I made progress.Each day I’m learning that appreciating the accomplishments within each day goes way further than only appreciating the bigger picture. I’m understanding that I need to feel and learn from the experiences coming my way to shape me for my bigger picture but to keep it 100%, I also realize that I need to tighten up because time waits for no one. A part of adulting and working on yourself is acknowledging when you mess up and where there is room for growth.

This season, take the time to reevaluate the 1st quarter of the year. Write it down, say it out loud, speak to a friend, do whatever you need to do. All I ask is that you don’t give up. Actively work on your weaknesses and continue to thrive within your strengths. The better version of you is waiting at the finish line. So what are you waiting for?


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New Year Reflections: Acknowledging Your Achievements