New Years Resolutions
We're about one week in to 2017, and I am already finding myself evaluating my New Years resolutions.
The first? Starting a blog. To me, writing feels therapeutic. As Anaïs Nin said, “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Taking the time to sit down and write forces me to slow down, to be present. Writing helps me reflect on life, and think about for what I'm most thankful.
When it comes to life, to my life, I am unbelievably lucky, and I need to take the time to remember that. My family is wonderful. My fiancé is my perfect balance. I have the world's CUTEST dog.
... and don't even get me started on how much I love my friends.
But, in everyday life, it sometimes is hard for me to remember all the things for which I'm thankful, which brings me to my second resolution: STOP COMPLAINING SO MUCH. For those of you who really know me, I am such a complainer... which is why my goal for this year is to complain less, not totally (I need to be realistic). Honestly, half the time I'm complaining it's either because I want to make conversation, or because I want to express how I'm feeling so that people understand what's going on in my head. So, this year, I am going to work on thinking before I talk, and to remember how lucky I really am.
My third and final goal for this year is to calm down, and let go. When it comes to planning a wedding, we're realizing that a LOT of stress and emotions come out. Not to mention old baggage. Last year, I started doing yoga regularly. I plan on continuing my yoga journey this year, and really using it to let go of things I can't control, and to let go of the past. To move on.
Writing down these goals makes me realize just how hard they're going to be to attain, but all I can do is try! Here's to 2017!