January 3, 2015 Clair Marie 0Comment

The start of a New Year. It is always so fantasized but yet so utterly less graceful as many of us had hope. We all have high hopes and big dreams for what the next year or “chapter” will bring us! Which is amazing don’t get me wrong. But I have noticed a pretty large flaw with the plans, dreams and goals people set. And that is that most individuals have an over all goal. A big goal, an amazing goal, but no small goals to get there. They have a grandiose image of what they want to attain this year but they plan no further. In order to make it to any huge goal there are hundreds if not thousands of little steps needed to get there. Most of us know this but we don’t put it into practice with our New Years Resolutions, but it also goes much further to the goals we set periodically throughout the year. Many people set goals like Get in Shape, Get Healthy, Be Happy, Stress Less. All of which are amazing things but with out laying out the smaller steps, understanding that all of these take time and constant effort, there is such a minimal chance for success. This concept is not new, it has been written about time and time again, but I can’t stress its importance enough. Taking baby steps that seem as though they are not connected to your ultimate goal will get you closer to actually attaining it then if you tried to get there in leaps and bounds.

With that said

My 2014 was filled with so many ups and an equal amount of downs. So many extremes some times I wonder how I keep my head on. Exploring amazing places with incredible people, pushing myself harder than I have ever before. Learning more and more every day about people, the world and the things in it. Devastation and heartbreak followed by support, connection and falling in love.  Adventure, BASE jumps, Skydives, New Locations, Climbing, Slacklining, Relaxing, Pain, Discomfort, Cuddles, Conversation and Silence. It all helped make what my 2014 looked like.

My first new goals of they year are

  1. Cook one new meal a week
  2. Stretch at least 3x per week
  3. Slackline and Climb at least once a week
  4. Every time I notice I am feeling stressed take 2 min to relax, re-evaluate where the stress is coming from and move on.

Simple? yes! Worth it in the long run? Absolutely.

Watch my year in photos here

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Thank you to everyone who made 2014 special, for all the life lessons and amazing times!!

Best of luck to you all in 2015. Do something that you think is AMAZING