Invited to an all-ladies dinner party, with a total of 16 ladies, of whom I knew two beforehand. To open up for sharing amongst many newcomers, the two hostesses passed around a deck of Vertellis cards, and mine read: Looking forward, who do you want to put more focus on?

My answer to that prompt was, a bit surprising to many, was me.

I have been self-employed since 2007, and the past 4-5 years up until a year ago, I had a lot of time working from home, in the company of me. In a sense, [I’ve gotten used to, or even, spoiled with having ample time and opportunity to hang with myself and for the better part of the past year, I have had so many assignments where I spend my days at my customer’s sites, so that time for me, just me, has diminished. Not even weekends are unscheduled enough to give me my daily – or at least weekly – dose of solitude. 

And I need it. I want it. I crave it.
It’s when I create. It’s when I blog. It’s when I connect dots.
It’s when I honor myself and rediscover even more of my Self.

So I vow to make room for me, to put more focus on me and ensure there is me-time in my life. 

Who do you want to put more focus on in the upcoming year? And why?