As we approach the final five weeks of 2023, many of us are preparing to celebrate Christmas, but it’s also a time for reflection. It can feel overwhelming to review the goals we set at the beginning of the year and realize that we haven’t made significant progress on our list. However, instead of dwelling on what remains undone, I encourage you to focus on your accomplishments. There’s no need to lament what’s already past; as long as you’re here on this side of the Earth, you have another chance to make a difference.

Normally, thoughts of the new year start to surface after Christmas, but I’ve sensed a shift in the atmosphere that compels me to begin preparing for 2024 now. I’m determined to take my goals seriously and devise strategies for achieving them. Setting goals is one thing; turning them into reality is another.

My 2023 motto is 2023 ALL ABOUT ME, and I can honestly say that I succeeded. I dedicated the year to focusing on my personal desires. I found the strength to set boundaries and say no more often than ever before, and the most significant achievement was shedding the guilt that often accompanied those decisions.

I’ve also committed to my blogging journey with unwavering dedication. What I’ve come to realize is that the themes I created for my blog and social media weren’t just for a wider audience; they were primarily for my own growth and self-care. This self-care journey isn’t exclusively for the masses; it’s deeply personal and essential for my own well-being.

However, as we look ahead to 2024, I yearn for more. I aspire to build upon the lessons of setting boundaries and focus on achieving my goals. 2024 is going to be the year of the ROAR, where I find my voice and boldly declare that I deserve more. I intend to invest more in myself, prioritize self-discovery, and embrace self-empowerment. It’s time to stop preparing for self-improvement moments and start experiencing them. I’m determined to silence the noise of those who demand more from me while giving more to myself.

In 2024, my focus is on being more for myself, and I encourage you to do the same. It’s a year for finding our voices, asserting our worth, and pouring more into ourselves. Let’s make 2024 a year where our self-care and self-love take center stage, unapologetically.