At the end of the year you see the posts on social media:

Have you got your plan for 2019?

Ready to start January with a bang?

What are your goals for the new year?

What’s your word of the year?

and so on….

Last year my word was relentless. And I wasn’t. I have two young children and I was being over-ambitious as last year they were even younger (a 3 year old and under one year old then!).  Now, they’re slightly older, but I’ve realised I don’t want to be relentless.

I work two days a week, and the rest of the time I’m mum. That’s fine with me. My two boys will only be little for a short period of time, and I can work around them at the moment.

Instead this year I’ve decided to focus on how I want to feel, not what I want to do.  And this year I want to feel like a heroine.

Yep. I’ve decided I get to be the hero, or heroine, in my story.  So each time I feel uncomfortable about something, or I need to push myself, or I just need to eat that frog, I think about being a heroine, and what that means.

To me it means taking chances, putting myself out there, doing things I haven’t been doing and so on. And I’ve started as a I mean to go on in 2019. (More on that in another post!)

Here’s to a heroic 2019!