It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted here. One minute it was March and I was setting up this space and the next its January and I’ve somehow missed posting for months but since 2019 has now arrived I felt it right to wish you all a Happy New Year!
2018 was a year I’m quite proud of. I took the steps to create Love Rebekka along with this website, social media, and of course my Etsy shop. Those things have been one of those things that I’d been meaning to do but fear of the unknown got the better of me. I found myself worrying about what other people might think, or whether I can do this by myself, and whether I’d even get any sales. But all those worries were a waste of energy.
Which leads me to my 2019 goal when it comes to my shop and website: “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
The opinions of others shouldn’t ever keep you from doing the things you want to do and when it comes to growing my website and sales I definitely shouldn’t be hiding away too afraid of promoting myself. The people who matter would be extra supportive anyway and that goes for everything you do. Thankfully, I’ve received so many kind words, messages and reviews along my journey that I’ve been so inspired to continue creating and growing my little space on the internet.
“99% of the things we worry about don’t even happen.”
MY GOALS FOR 2019:
BE MY OWN MENTOR: Instead of being the first to think “I can’t do this” I want to be the one rooting for me and cheering me on instead of looking for outside approval. Sometimes it can be so easy to become your worst enemy constantly critising yourself and telling yourself you can’t do something or that you’re not good enough when in fact you are perfectly good enough. I’m going to start being proud of my achievements and accept compliments instead of dismissing them, and learn to love myself, my path and my life unconditionally.
PROMOTE AND GROW: I need to learn how to use social media to my advantage. When it comes to running your own business a lot of growth is down to word of mouth which is quite hard when people can’t find you and you don’t have much of an online presence. In 2019 I plan to use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and my Blog as platforms to grow Love Rebekka by sharing the products I sell, behind-the-scenes images, and also for buyers and followers to get to know the person behind the account.
READ MORE BOOKS: We have access to so many inspiring voices that exist in our world that it’s a shame to leave them sitting on shelves. I own a few books that I’ve been meaning to read and I also have a list of books I want to buy which means I should have plenty to read in 2019. I’ve set my goal to read 22 books this year and I’m currently reading The 5am Club which leads me to:
BE AN EARLY RISER: After reading The Miracle Morning and most of The 5am Club by Robin Sharma, it’s really inspired me to want to wake earlier and see the sunrise. This is obviously easier said than done but it’s definitely something I want to work towards in 2019 as there’s so much I can achieve in those couple of hours before most of the world wakes up that I’d never get round to doing if I slept in.
LEARN HOW TO HEADSTAND: A headstand is something I’ve wanted to be able to do for so long that I just haven’t been able to master yet but in 2019 I plan to put in lots of practice so I can finally add it to my yoga routine. It’s a pretty simple goal but I would genuinely be so chuffed to be able to do it that it’s worth setting it as a little goal for the year. 12 months to learn to stand on my head, shouldn’t be too hard right? Considering I’ve never been able to do a simple forward roll no matter how many people tried to teach me, I may have a bit of a struggle on my hands.
Do you have any New Year goals or resolutions you want to work towards this year?