New Year, New Goals

I know that current conventional wisdom is that New Year’s Resolutions aren’t good for you, but I just can’t help myself! New year – new planner, new calendar, new opportunities, new start. But, if it suits the reader, we change “resolutions” to “goals,” because we should all have goals!

Check out how Virginia Main Street staff is resolving to approach 2022!

Courtney Mailey

Right now, on the personal side of things I want to hang out with my parents more. On the professional side, I want to work toward, if not achieve, Main Street America RP certification. šŸ™‚

Katherine Miller

I love the beginning of a new year. 
My personal resolutions are to be more financially responsible and get back to my healthy habits that always seem to slip towards the end of the year (i.e. healthy eating, a good sleep schedule). I want to be more conscious and intentional of how I am spending my energy, time, and money. 
Professionally, I would say my resolution is to work on building my professional confidence. I also want to continue to step outside of my comfort zone and take advantage of any/all opportunities to learn more through hands-on experience. 

Kyle Meyer

Personally I aspire to take a few minutes each day for myself. Pushing yourself up on your to-do list can mean less stress, better health, and a better overall quality of life. I plan to take time to relax and de-stress, so I’m more present and have the energy to support family and friends.
Professionally I aspire to provide the assistance and nurturing environment for my Virginia Main Street communities to meet their local needs and advance economic opportunities; within that, keeping the guidance simple and focused for engaging learning opportunities and enjoyable workflow. It is a must to align this with my personal aspiration. The benefits of work-life balance are far-reaching and extend to both you and your workplace. 
Peace and prosperity in 2022!

Rebecca Rowe

This year I hope to move from ideation to implementation of one of my many “bright ideas.” I am perpetually in the dreaming and planning phase of projects and need to take that leap to build my confidence and know that it can be done!

At work, I want and need to find my focus and to leverage that focus into being the resource that my team and my partners need me to be. Again, I am constantly working towards this goals, and this year will be no different. And to contribute at least one blog a month. Why does that seem so doable, yet so difficult?

perpetually last, but never least…Zachary Whitlow

In terms of my personal resolution, I’d like to cook more often / learn how to be a better cook. While I enjoy supporting local businesses and the convenience of dining out, cooking meals myself can be healthier, more cost-effective and meditative. If anyone has any easy and delicious recipes, let me know!
Professionally, I want to earn the Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP) credential from Main Street America. Over the past few years, I’ve worked diligently to complete required coursework and workshops, and it would be exciting to have all that hard work pay off in 2022!

This is such an amazing team, I have no doubt that individually and collectively we will make it happen – cheers to a new year!

And what about you? What are your goals, either for yourself or for your community? Tell us and we will share your story in an future blog!