2022, A New Year

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2022, a new year is on the horizon. Another year full of so much hope, more-so than ever.

This pandemic has been long. Almost 2 years of our lives have been encompassed by fear, masks, the unknown, vaccines…the list goes on.

No matter where you stand on any of the subject matter surrounding the pandemic, we are all in this together. Charting unknown territory every step we take. Not knowing if we are making the right decisions. Praying for it to end.

 

We may have lost two “normal” years of our lives, but I’d like to think that we have gained so much more.

  • More empathy for others
  • More encouragement from our friends and neighbors
  • More love for our family
  • More courage to venture into the unknown
  • More compassion for others
  • More strength as parents
  • More perspective

While thinking about what we have gained brings me peace, there are also moments when I feel defeated by this pandemic. Moments where I just want to give up. Moments that make me stop and really think about how far we have come during this past 2 years of hell.

But it’s those moments that make me remember how immensely fortunate and blessed we are. They are reminders to be grateful and to appreciate all the little things we have.

As I reflect on 2021, I am humbled by the events that have unfolded and I can’t help but to feel immense gratitude and joy. As difficult as so much of 2021 was, it was also so incredible. I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to lead Orlando Mom Collective and for the chance to run a business and make an impact on the lives of others, and for forging new friendships and relationships.

2021 was not another “wasted year” like 2020 was.

I did not go into 2021 with the goal of owning Orlando Mom, instead I had goals of growing my business and making a bigger impact. Seems like those goals manifested in their own way! I was floored when the opportunity to take over OMC presented itself to me and so excited to venture into this new world. All of the hoping and praying and goal setting I had done for myself seemed to be paying off in an unexpected way. Taking over Orlando Mom Collective was definitely the highlight of my 2021!

In it’s own way, 2021 felt kinda-normal.
We ate out, we saw friends, we visited family, we went to the mall, we attended a couple of events…we felt more like “us” and felt more JOY than we had all of 2020. It was not the year we hoped for, but, it was far better than the previous year- that is for sure.

2022 is here

With the hope that the dawn of a new year brings, there often comes resolutions to be “more this way” or “better at this” etc. but I have found over the years that setting intentions is much more powerful than having resolutions.

Let me explain.

Intention: A thing intended, an aim or a plan. Purpose or attitude toward the effect of one’s actions or conduct.

New Year Resolutions: A tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice… What began as a way to “kick bad habits”.

You see, we all have good and bad habits. We are aware of the things that need to change (i.e. bad habits-for me, potty mouth) and the things that we could definitely do more of (for me-focusing on ME). We know that having a “New Year’s Resolution” is a traditional way to kick ourselves in the butt and make it happen. But truth be told, (according to statisticbrain.com) 24% of people that make a resolution fail. By setting an intention, we are giving ourselves a goal and a plan to attain that goal…not just a wish for things to change, but an action plan.

But, the key is to actually implement the goal and follow the plan that we set for ourselves. 

So why not try something new this year?

For the past 5 years, I have started every new year with a vision board. And now as I reflect on this past year, I realize that so much of what I have wanted for myself has come true. It is the “action” behind the “want” that helps us succeed. 

So, will you join me as I plan to kick 2022 off with intentions NOT resolutions?

Setting goals and having a plan to attain those goals is going to be more beneficial than a resolution.

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The “plan” behind the goal is simple….it is the action.

  • Write it down- Set intentions and work towards them daily.
  • Create an action plan for how you can achieve each goal- Break it down.
  • Focus on your goals and Visualize your intentions.
  • Say affirmations and Believe in yourself.

It might even feel therapeutic and freeing to try something new…like a new relationship. We all know that every relationship that we are in is “work”, right? So I am approaching this years intentions as a new relationship. I will work on it every day!

I also choose a word of the year for every new year. 

My 2022 word is EVOLVE.

Evolve: develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

I want to evolve as a woman, a wife, a mother and a business owner. I want to live in my purpose- aligned with my highest self and revolutionize my life.

I am determined to make 2022 an incredible year, despite the global pandemic that we are all living through. We can find the silver lining and make the most of it.

I am super excited to make my vision board at our Moms Night Out Vision Board event! You should join us!

2021 has really been a year of growth for me. Owning Orlando Mom Collective has brought me so much joy and I am looking forward to everything that 2022 has to offer!!

It’s full steam ahead for Orlando Mom Collective in 2022!
We have events, moms night out, play dates, networking opportunities and so many AMAZING giveaways already lined up!!! I am so excited for everything that is to come as Orlando Mom Collective evolves in 2022!

So, what are your intentions for 2022???

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Eryn is a plant-based momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 4 to 19! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 15 years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is is love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep. Eryn uses her 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 to 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 & 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a clean beauty advocate with Beautycounter. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is be on purpose and she lives to better the lives of others.

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