How To Manifest Your Goals in 2024!
I've never chosen a word that governed and guided my feelings or plans for the year. I've seen on X that the word 'manifesting' was the word for 2022, and I laughed at that. But now that we are nearing the end of 2022, I can say that the word value was my word.
In February, I got an email from Medium to write about the value of freelancing and what makes you valuable.
I was stuck. For three days, I tried to write about how valuable I was or how my wages didn't determine my value. But I couldn't finish it. I was in a tailspin for the next month. I sat down to record YouTube videos about what to do when unemployed. I wrote about how I can have value when I am just earning a 9 to 5 paycheck. I even started looking for freelance consulting gigs to prove that I could (and did) find work when I needed to. An invaluable person couldn't do that, right?
Despite my job title, I am still on the journey to embrace the fact that I am a valuable person. My husband tells me that I bring value to our household. My friends tell me that I bring value to my friendships. I read affirmations that tell me that I am powerful.
Eight months of questioning my values have taught me that this might always be a struggle of mine.
Do I have days and weeks where I feel invincible because I've made amazing decisions that create this awesome life? Yes.
Do I have hours and days when I feel like everything is silly and I'm best served by sitting on the couch all day? Yes.
But if you notice, the confident and strong days FAR exceed the moments when I feel incapable. So that's a start.
In the meantime, I've owned these affirmation cards for years and never opened them. So, yay for me for using them.
In fact, not knowing how to value my services (and myself) inspired me to read the following books:
The Most Powerful Woman in the Room,
We Should All Be Millionaires,
Like She Owns the Place and
You Gotta Be You!
I'll post the book reviews here too!
Until next time,