Happy New Year, friends! I’ve decided that this year, I’m actually going to make a real resolutions list. I’ve never done one of these legit resolutions before, where I want to actually work on something on myself consistently. From what I can recall, I found resolutions rather silly — I usually just expected things to change, if they were meant to, year by year. Of course, there will always be certain things that you don’t have control over in your life, but most things in your life are. We don’t realize how much control we have over our lives. Most of us let the people around us control us, let circumstances influence our decisions, our moods, our behaviors.
2013 was one of the most mixed years of my life, for the lack of a better word. It was extremely hard, disappointing, painful, devastating, yet exciting, full of wisdom, love, and happiness. I lost very close people to my heart, friendships and relationships changed drastically, I got my first official job post-college, made new friendships, and got my feet a little wet in the real world. Obviously, there’s so much left for me to discover and know, but 2013 was a year that has begun to carve me into the kind of person I’m probably going to be in the next 5 years. The choice is mine, to stay in the dark places I was in last year, or hold on to the light I found. I’ve realized, I’m going to hold on to the light I found; and those of you who are having troubles (who isn’t, really?), there must have been some moments of light in 2013 —the choice to hold on to those moments is yours, no one else’s.
So, there goes it. I’m not expecting to have all my resolutions completed by December 31, 2014, but they are expected to be worked on. Consistently. With trial & error. With lots of effort and everything that is required to achieve them. Everyone has different resolutions, but you may find some general things that everyone should think about working on every year, on this list. While I’m not an expert at these things, but from working in the health and wellness industry, I’ve found that small, tiny expectations will turn big in the long-run. So, whatever it is you want to achieve, don’t give yourself a 1 month limit, give yourself some time. Be strict, but merciful. Be disciplined, but flexible. And be adamant, but always use kind words when talking to yourself.
14 Resolutions I Will Work on in 2014:
- Stop feeling sorry for myself
- Learn how to cook 10 great meals
- Achieve a healthy body, inside and out
- Get back in touch with my religion and spirituality
- Save money and invest money
- Begin writing my investment ideas somewhere
- Stop dwelling in my past, my “glory days,” “good times,” or shoulda, coulda, woulda’s
- Say I love you more often
- Be a better daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and girlfriend
- Keep my room clean consistently
- Complete at least 3 Pinterest organization ideas
- Put my College diploma up
- Travel somewhere I’ve never been
- Love every bit, piece, part of myself
p.s. this resolution list is subject to change. Because life, is subject to change. 🙂