Well well well, hello there!
I took a much-needed writing break for a bit to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. It’s funny how sometimes you just can’t make time for all the things you love — I stuck with my workouts and attended many a holiday party, but writing a recap every day or two was just not in the cards. And while this isn’t going to be the most detailed post either, I just had to pop in and say happy new year to you all.
So let’s talk resolutions.
Facebook has been trying to show me how great of a year I had for a few weeks now. They keep pushing it on me, promising to highlight what “must” have been a wonderful year. The truth is, it wasn’t a good year. It was a tough year. It was the most challenging year of my life. And I definitely don’t need Facebook to remind me of the tough times, because for every picture taken or status made throughout 2014 in which I appeared to be going about life as usual, there were weeks, months, even, when I was the farthest thing from happy. I didn’t disappear into a hole or drop off the face of the earth, but I wasn’t present in my life because I was constantly focusing on my negative thoughts below the surface.
We talked a bit about new beginnings this past fall and how significant I find them. New day, new you. New month, new you. New year, new you. All it takes is one day where you wake up and say, “Today, I am _____.” You have the power to change your identity, to change how your life is going and to change its course. Sometimes it’s nice to have a holiday to remind you about the peace that can come with new beginnings.
So for 2015, I have no resolutions. (Except, maybe, to drink more water. Every freaking year….)
I have goals — things that I have written down and included “by whens” so that I hold myself accountable, but ambiguous resolutions? Nah, not gonna do it.
I wake up each day with enough money in my pocket to be comfortable, enough food in my kitchen to keep me from being hungry, an insatiable appetite for fitness that keeps me strong, a supportive family on speed dial, a group of friends who would do anything for me, and a job where I am hugged every day, I am cared for every day, I am loved every day.
So I have no resolutions this year. There is no way my life could be any better in 2015 than it is today in 2014. That isn’t to say that 2014 wasn’t full of hardships. But life doesn’t hand you “that moment” when the dark turns to dawn. You choose that moment. And while I can’t pinpoint my moment, I know that my life is filled with happiness now because I made the choice to do so.
I know I’ve shared this quote before but I think it has to be the best thing I’ve read in 2014 so it merits another share.
With that said, if I WERE to make resolutions, they’d look a little something like this:
- Are you making resolutions this year?
- What was your favorite part of 2014?
- What are you most looking forward to in 2015?