It’s New Year’s Eve here. We have no plans for tonight, probably just staying home and watching TV, enjoying each other’s company. I am thankful for that. I am not a huge partier, truth be told. And up until recently, I was never into throwing a party to throw the old year away. Sometimes there were just some great memories and experiences that I wanted to cling to. It wasn’t until life got hard that I looked forward to the fresh start that New Year’s Day brings. We get calendars full of days that have possibility, that haven’t’ been explored yet.
There is something special about getting a fresh start. I think that is why I love resolution making so much. Of course, I never really follow them completely, but I don’t think that’s the point. Growth is always going to happen, this time of year makes us aware of that, and helps us with be intentional with our lives.
However, thanks to the Holdiays where we over indulge and overspend, we set up these goals to end debt and loose weight. I wouldn’t mind being out of debt and have the body of a goddess. (One can happen, the other, well… look at me… actually don’t, just trust me). And I wouldn’t mind a smidge of self confidence either.
Things are going to take time, and by the time the next December comes around, we will have gone through new hardships and new joys. In the end it doesn’t matter what you look like or how much money you have. (Although, being debt free and healthy are important) What does matter is that we’re growing into ourselves, and allowing people into our lives.
This year I have several goals: End debt and lose weight, sure. Those are a top priority for me after the holidays, like everyone else. But I also want to simplify. Clean out my closets and be less consumeristic. I want to have good friendships. Enjoy every day that I can. Believe in myself a little. Get more language in my life, read and write more. Enjoy the little things like a quiet evening at home with my husband. Give myself some grace and avoid perfection.
I am excited for 2014. I am excited to find out who I am next December, I will probably not even come close to some of these goals, but maybe I will reach a few. 🙂
Happy New Year.