Did you make New Year’s Resolutions this year?
Have you already broken or quit on some of those resolutions?
In my twenties I was the type to fill a page (or more) with resolutions. I was determined to tackle a varieties of issues and projects so my life would be ‘perfect’ by the end of that year. Always these resolutions would fall by the wayside and often I would end disappointed with myself wondering why I couldn’t be just a little more disciplined, motivated…….better……
Now in my forties I don’t make resolutions. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t things I want to change or improve. However, instead of making resolutions each year I just reflect on where I am and where I would like to be. I try to make efforts each year so I grow into and become the woman I am meant to be. In my twenties I had no idea the woman I was meant to be, I might have had little glimmers of the direction I was to go, but much of that time was about discovery. I wish I knew then that that was okay and normal. I feel at this stage I have a better idea of the woman I am meant to be, yet there is probably more I am to discover in coming years. I no longer focus on perfection but focus on enjoying the journey and being open to where life leads me.
Setting goals is good, having aspirations is great, but be kind to yourself.