It’s been a while since I’ve actually hit the “publish” button on a post for HRJazzy Blog. A lot of moving pieces to life over the last few months. Still active on social media, still blogging, still creating, and still making folks uncomfortable.
2019 was a long year but it was a year that made me better. My career in HR has taken off and it made me realize how important it is to never get comfortable. Especially when you’re not the one signing the checks.
Over the years I’ve gotten out of the habit of making yearly resolutions to making lifelong goals and I’m looking forward to the experiences I can create in 2020.
2020 is the year of 30.
I’m turning 30 in 2020.
It’s something I’m having a hard time coming to terms with, you can probably tell because I keep repeating it, lol. While I’m grateful for the chance to see 30, realizing that I hadn’t truly figured out what I want from life was something that weighed heavily on me. I’d focus on the wrongdoings of my 20s, the anxiety of not understanding who I am and what I want to be figured out, and the pile of debt I kept ignoring.
I have an amazing boyfriend who encourages me to forgive myself for the time I think I’ve wasted on my dreams and take hold of my next steps, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Forgiving myself for making the choices that I cannot go back and change.
With forgiveness comes a determination to make it right … at least financially, lol.
While I can’t go back and change the past, I can make the decision to think and act differently now.
My career is finally on a path that shows me what success can be for me. Not only with my 9-5 work, but with this blog as well. HRJazzy came at a time where I had no idea what was possible for me in Human Resources. It’s helped me navigate to other career goals, explore my creative side, and branch out. It provided me with the opportunity to meet friends (and enemies) and learn more about the woman I see in the mirror. So, in 2020, I’m going to stay on that path.
I’m not expecting to change the world, I’m not even sure everything I’m committing to now will pan out, but I’m going to try. With me trying comes failure, but it also comes with the ability to make my wildest dreams possible. I can tell you now that you won’t just see the HR side of things in 2020 on this blog, but also my journey of becoming better in other creative areas I love.
January 2020 is going to be about perseverance for me, I haven’t decided if that’s my word of the year or just for this month. Either way, I’m ready to start, and that is where everything begins.
I’m also working on a book of the month journey. While I hope to read more than one book each month, it has to start somewhere. Since I’m starting my journey of budgeting and paying off debt, I figured it would be a great time to pick up Clever Girl Fiance to help me. Check out the Clever Girl Finance website and social media, if interested!
I’m excited to see what 2020 will bring, I’m open to blogging, traveling for conferences, and even speaking. It’s going to be a busy but amazing year. Get ready for the ride.
Until Next Time …
2 thoughts on “Welcoming A New Year”
You are doing great things Jazmine and I have no doubt that 2020 (30) is going to be amazing for you! I can relate to the anxiety and second guessing and some disappointment about the progress of life by a milestone birthday-specifically 30. I regret being so bummed and hard on myself for 30 because I didn’t enjoy my birthday as much as I should have!
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Thank you so much Jasmine for this great post. I have followed you for a while now and I see your level of commitment to growth and personal development. It inspires me. I wish you a great year ahead. Happy 30th in advance.
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