2018: The BOLD year. That is what I told myself last December. I was going to start my business, steadily grow, crush it at my day job, and just live the dream.
2018 expectation v. reality: A lot of amazing stuff happened this year..so did a lot of shit.
I started my business and it was terrifying and exhilarating. My first few weeks at the Food Lab cooking were hard and disorganized but I learned quickly and gained an important asset, my sous chef. Thank god for moms, am I right? I improved my scheduling and planning, my kitchen timing, and menu creation SO much this year. I cannot thank my first few customers enough. They provided feedback, wrote reviews, and continue to be extremely loyal.
I kept a journal. Just one month to see if I could do it/liked it at all. I don’t remember feeling any way about it really but reading the entries now I want to start writing again. Through the re-read I remember the emotions and the feeling of being fired up or totally deflated while writing and then at ease once it was on the page. That is something that I believe will serve me well in the upcoming year.
This year I learned a few more complex emotions. I went dark for a period of time this year that scared me. It can heard creeping in when re-reading my February journal. I was physically present but mentally isolated, I stopped making plans, I talked myself into a hole. Pulling myself out may be my proudest accomplishment of 2018.
There were quite a few accomplishments this year. I was featured on The Powerful Mind podcast, I held a very fun Spring Into Self Care event in April, I catered a few Columbus E-Commerce Meetups, revamped my website with the help of the Wonder Jam, collaborated with a few businesses, and I generally moved forward.
This year I traveled. I went to Amelia Island, Wilmington, NC., Nashville, TN., and Scotland. I ate, drank, and made memories with some of my favorite people. More of this is what I expect from 2019. It has become abundantly clear to me that above “things” my family, friends, and the experiences we have together are what I value most.
2019 is going to be FEARLESS. I stepped boldly into my future in 2018 but I want to grow it fearlessly in 2019. I will be directed, active, and fierce in pursuing my dream. It is my mission to help as many people as I can whether through meal prep, health coaching or otherwise. No one deserves to go dark and feel isolated. 2019 will be the year of light.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my services please do not hesitate to reach out. Happy New Year everyone, I hope it is Sentzational!