RESOLUTIONS OR NOT?
I say YES to resolutions! And not because I enjoy satisfaction in breaking them, but because I honestly and intentionally want to grow and be a stronger, happier ME! I like to dig in deep, laugh hard and full, have a good cry when I need it, and get on my knees and pray when I need it MOST. I believe resolutions can offer hope and perspective. I believe they challenge us to step up where we are lacking and sometimes even more necessary, acknowledge areas where we may need to cut ourselves a little bit of slack. We can be PRETTY TOUGH on ourselves sometimes.
So, here we go. A few resolutions of my own that you may relate to:
A while back, I stopped running. I can’t say I stopped because I was lazy or didn’t enjoy it. I love running. But, I stopped. And guess what? I need to start running again. It clears my head, relieves my stress and gives me time for ME. Making time for me, is important, so I will start running again.
I am singer. I have always wanted to finish my own song. I have roughly 50 songs started over the last 4 years. Maybe more. In 2016, I will finish at least ONE SONG! I giggle as I write that, because this resolution sounds pathetic. But, as a creative, finishing one song feels like a very lofty goal. One in which I game to pursue.
I will let go. I have made mistakes. I have been hurt. I fall short. I beat myself up. I allow my own happiness to fall to the wayside because I harbor sadness and resentment. I will let go. I will DIG DEEP, forgive myself, forgive others and MOVE FORWARD.
I will have more fun. I will dance more. I will sing more. I will laugh more. I will CHOOSE to enjoy my life MORE. And in the spirt of that, I will play my favorite “pick me up” song of 2015.
Happy New Year! Choose to have a great 2016.
Until then – Brianna7