New Year, Same Life

2019 has arrived and most of us did as we always do: we made resolutions. For the last couple of years, I have refused to go along with this. Lets be honest……resolutions are meant to be broken and we do. So my resolution has been not to have any resolution. It’s a win-win idea, right?

Well, yes and no. Since I subscribe to premise that if you have no goals, you are aimlessly wandering through life, this decision can be double-edged. On one hand, I am not concerned thinking I am not keeping my resolutions, on the other I am concerned thinking I am somehow wasting time and energy in doing nothing new.

Since for most of us, life changes very little from year to year, even if we keep one resolution or try to change one thing, we feel we have accomplished much. Now, do not get me wrong, I am not talking about earth-shattering change, much less life-changing change. I am just pointing to the fact that a small step can be good.

Simply, if we make resolutions we most think well what are we really getting ourselves into. If we decide not to make resolutions, just let the whole thing go. Couldn’t be simpler.

After our daughter’s wedding and all that it involved, I find myself with time in my hands and the desire to use it for myself. Taking time for me, spending time with people I love and like, doing things I enjoy and not feeling guilty about any of it. This year that is all I can promise myself: one small step at a time in whatever direction I have chosen to go.

4 Replies to “New Year, Same Life”

  1. I wish you much success. It sounds very workable and rewarding. I stopped making resolutions a long time ago and decided I needed to monitor myself throughout the year and keep ahead of becoming complacent. The past year has been a struggle with that but it has been a very different year. Hopefully I too can be more successful this year, especially with feeling guilty when I take time for myself. I have written this here in the hopes it will make me more accountable. I wish you a great year Mercedes!

    1. Thank you, Betty!!! Hope this helps. I am determined to keep time for myself, regardless. It is difficult for many of us, we have been conditioned to give and give….seldom stopping to replenish our cup so we can give to others. Lets keep track of our progress. I will be writing more about this throughout the year. Have a great year and when you are in Florida, let me know. It’s time to meet!!!

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