It’s the beginning of a New Year, so of course we’re thinking of changes and new beginnings.
I’ve tried to really take the time to think about exactly how I want 2015 to be different, and I think I’ve come up with things that are not only impactful, but achievable.
-I resolve to be more patient. Not just as a mother, but as a human. I’ve never been good at waiting. That doesn’t mean I can’t become better at it. Maybe a few less ‘hurry ups’ every day, maybe stepping back and letting my kids do something on their own, maybe just a few extra breaths when I start to feel the ‘just do it’ rise in my throat. I can do that.
-I resolve to be a better friend. Much of 2014 was a struggle to find new friends. I am happy to say that I feel like I’ve found a few who could be truly good ones. Now I just need to nurture those friendships, and give a bit more attention to the friendships I’ve had for years that, sadly, have taken a back seat the past year and a half.
-It may sound contradictory to my first resolution, but 2015 will not be a year of waiting, like 2014 was. I will take action on the things that I can… my writing, publishing my children’s book, finding communities I can flourish in, and giving back to the ones I found solace in last year.
I won’t say getting healthy is a 2015 resolution, because it is a life-long resolution. Also, whenever I make a declaration about my body, I fail horribly. My “lose 20 pounds by Christmas” goal last year? Gained 10. Because that’s apparently just how I work. My family and I will continue to make healthy choices as often as possible and not feel guilty about treats and splurges when we do have them. What’s life without a few treats, anyway?
What are your resolutions for 2015?