I like to show up to parties late, which is why I am writing a New Year’s post 12 days into 2015. The truth is, I wasn’t sure if I was ready to recommit to this blogging endeavor. Last year was a bit overwhelming in my personal life with family stuff, taking on more responsibility in the workplace, and doing intense personal work that was simultaneously healing me and breaking me. Sometimes, you’ve gotta shake shit up to shake it loose. That is what I’ve been doing.
As the title would indicate, I’m not much for resolutions. I used to make them every year and try so hard for some days before I quickly crashed, burned, then scolded myself for being such a miserable failure. These days, habit change is happening at a much slower, sustainable pace. One that allows mistakes, celebrates small victories, and is slowly changing my relationship with myself while building long-term, life-changing behaviors. I am the only person that can make these investments in my life and health and things are clicking in my brain that have been rolling around up there all willy nilly for some quarter of a century.
I plan to dig in and share a bit of this process I am alluding to in a few posts that are currently in development. For now, I leave you with my intentions for this year of possibility:
- Love myself like crazy
- Suspend judgement of others
- Create lots of things
- Maintain my relationships with integrity
This may not seem like much to some, but it is foundational for me. I’ve got goals and aspirations, and the only thing in my way is me. Luckily, I’ve finally gotten the message and am slowly and surely creating a clear path to success.
I’d love to hear from whoever might be reading this. Do you make resolutions? Why or why not? What goals and aspirations are you working toward?