A lot of people aren’t big on resolutions, but I am. It definitely doesn’t mean I stick to mine lol but I do try. In fact, that’s one of my resolutions for 2017 - to stick with things I don’t want to stick with.
I’m also resolved to write more. I say this every year and I think I’ve been sticking with it. Two down already. One year, I’ll resolve to publish. But... well... moving on.
I’m not resolved to lose weight. Which is good, because I started the year on vacation and today, in the dead middle of January, I ate 2 slices of pizza and chocolate bread. So yeah lol. But I am resolved to eat more veggies and hit the gym more. Especially since I have a car.
I’m resolved to be kind to myself. I talk to myself a LOT. I started during UWI, when my BSc. was actually driving me crazy, and I never stopped. But my self talks get really negative really quickly. I’ve always read that we should be as kind to ourselves as we are to our friends - maybe even more so. But I’ve never been able to do that. That goes way back and comes with a long story and lots of tears but yeah... It’s 2017. I started forcing myself to speak positively to my reflection in around November of last year and I’m resolved to do it everyday for the rest of my life.
I’ve resolved to read some non-fiction this year. Any suggestions?!
And I’ve resolved to stop pining after a husband. During the middle of 2016, I realized that I’m TOTALLY FED UP with the ‘single and waiting faithfully on my future husband and totally cool with it’ discourse (mainly among single Christians my age). I don’t think it’s totally bad, necessarily. People should be okay with being faithful while God works. But I’m annoyed with how disingenuous and maybe disobedient it can force others to feel. I mean, who actually skips happily through their singleness? How holy can you be?
Ugh that’s a whole other conversation. But anyway. I’m resolved to not pine. Well, not all the time. I will sometimes. But I’m trusting that my other resolutions will keep me busy.
I’m resolved to love myself sooo much this year that by December 2017, I won’t have to re-resolve it the way I’ve re-resolved other failed resolutions.
So, there we go. Half way through January and 頑張るing through! What are some of yours?