Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My take on resolutions



Let me start off by saying....


Happy New Year!


Can you tell I am a little excited it's a new year?!?!

Now, traditionally, with a new year comes resolutions or lists of what you would like to accomplish throughout the new year. And if you're anything like me, most times you abandon your resolutions by March. So, a few years ago, I resolved to not have resolutions any more. That's right, I gave up the foolish practice--as I called it. And at the time, I thought I was the smart one and that everyone else was just crazy for continuing on with their resolutions and such.

Now come this year, 2012, a new beginning after a very bittersweet 2011, I resolved to once again have resolutions.

Why? you may ask. Well, because I realized that my issue with new years resolutions was not with the resolutions themselves, but the fact that those resolutions were another reminder of something I did not accomplish. And so, I threw a bit of a pity party for myself and "resolved" to abolish resolutions all together.

But if 2011 has taught me anything, which it has, I have learned that you can't move forward without a plan. And so I do not see my resolutions as resolutions, but rather as a little plans to be a better more sucessful me. And in doing so, becoming the woman, wife and mother God made me to be.

How do you feel about resolutions?


xo





2 comments:

  1. Great insight - I love to make goals but I don't always admit if I've failed. I think making goals are a good thing - don't beat yourself up though if you lose focus! Sometimes goals are meant to be done over a long period of time. :) Good luck!

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  2. What a lovely take on it.. I am with you...I am not a big goal maker, I like to create lists, but take it easy on getting them all accomplished so I don't feel overwhelemed.. If you loose focus, just back pedal, go for the easiest to accomplish and give yourself TIME.. :)) I'm Marilyn visiting via http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com .. Loving your blog here, very inspirational.. Looking forward to reading more of your awesome posts.. Hope you can stop in soemtime and visit.. Wishing you an excellent week.. xoxo~M

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