Each year we make resolutions of how we’re going to be a better this or a better that. We make promises to lose x-amount of weight or to break unhealthy habits (smoking, drinking etc), and then, mid year (maybe even sooner) we forget about those promises and resolutions and are back to our old habits.
A new year doesn’t necessarily have to be about making gigantic promises and life changes, because let’s face it, things change and so do we…even in a month’s time.(PLOT TWIST!)
A new year is supposed to be used to reflect on how far we’ve come the year before and try to be better than we were the day before. (little steps at a time). We have to remember, nobody is perfect…even with 3 instagram filters.
For me, 2014 has been a plethora of emotions. There were highs, lows and self-discovery; a break-up and then a make-up, resulting in a stronger relationship. There were a lot of tests and trials that I had to face head on, and came out on top.
I proved to myself I am more than enough, I can do any and all things through Christ who strengthens me (I ran my first Spartan race..something I doubted I’d be able to complete) and can do things independently. I found out that if I put my mind to it, I can work hard and get a job and stick with it for more than 3 or 4 months, even if it isn’t my dream job.
I’ve learned how to be less selfish and more attentive to the relationships in my life, to not only hear, but to actively listen. I’ve learned that in order to receive all that I would like in life, I have to work hard for it, even without recognition. (I’m still learning to be patient while doing all the working)
I’ve made strides with my blog and have made some new blogger friends, putting myself out there to network and foster relationships instead of being too shy and thinking my blog is not good enough….we all have to start somewhere; the key is to START.
For myself, I hope that 2015 just brings success and happiness. I can’t promise I won’t have selfish moments, I can’t promise I won’t have a moment where I want to quit blogging because I feel like I’m not good enough; but I can promise that I won’t stop. I can promise that I will keep going and I can promise I will be great and do what it is I’m put on this earth to do; I will step into my gifts and use them.
I hope you will too