A year of change

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This year has been a complete year of change for me. My focus has shifted and I couldn't be happier with the direction I'm heading.

It started with The Miracle Morning. This book by Hal Elrod helped me change my life. By giving myself permission to focus on ME, stress I wasn't even aware I was carrying started to melt away. I began losing weight, not just because I was working out in the morning (very, very little). Yes, I had to start getting up at 4.30 am to find this time for myself, but I have a dream that is worth more than an extra hour of sleep, and at this point I don't even feel the loss any more. I have gained too much.

From Hal, I moved on to Tony Robbins. What an amazing man this is. His gravely voice is like a wake up call to my subconscious and I feel energized in a way I never thought I could be. He has taught me so much about myself, just by asking the right "why" questions. Give him a try, I don't think you'll be sorry.

So now it's October, and my psyche has done a lot of healing. But my wallet is still depressed. Welcome aboard Dave Ramsey. His Total Money Makeover has been the giant kick in the ass I needed to get my debt under control. I LOVE my credit cards. And they LOVE me right back. The 20+ percent interest I pay makes me sick to my stomach, but the satisfaction of swipe, buy, own has always made me surface happy. Then payday comes and paycheck goes and I've got nothing to show for it. Sure, I saved 15% by using my Kohl's charge. Woo Hoo. Then I paid 27% interest on the purchase. Not very smart. 

I know, I know. What the hell does this have to do with Touch of Gray and where are my boys? Well, nothing. It has nothing to do with them. But it has everything to do with their creator so bear with me.

This blog has been a source of contention for me for years and years. I mean, how much selling can I actually do to you guys before you get sick of it? I never had a drive to come here and post, so you've never had a reason to stop by and see what's up.

My focus for 2017 is going to be sharing of myself with you. More personal details about my life, my journey and my family. I want to connect with you as friends, not as consumers. Yes, OF COURSE I would love it if you bought my books. I want my boys to bring you joy and an escape from the stress of your own lives. But you know what would help your stress level more? A real success story of a broke ass author who dug her way out from a mountain of debt and showed you to do the same. A person, a woman, a mom, a friend, who cares about you individually and wants to help you succeed as well.

Yes, along the way I may share a few affiliate links. May pimp my books to you. May beg of you to visit my Etsy shop. Hey, a girl's gotta eat...and pay back Old Navy for that super cute hoodie I bought three years ago and am STILL paying for. But mostly, I want to have a conversation with you. I want to know you and have you actually know me.

In the coming months I will share with you my ideas, my Bullet Journal, my successes and set backs. And I hope you feel comfortable sharing with me too. I've got some big things in the work for next year as well that I can't wait to talk about with you.

Grab a cuppa or a bottle-a, and let's chat.

Love
Dakota

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