2016 is over and I could not be more grateful.
This was a rough year filled with many trials and many memories both good and bad. But to say I’m so happy to see it go is an understatement. Don’t get me wrong there were some amazing times like my spring break trip to New York (catch me round two in March!), and my friends and family, but I also felt that 2016 was a year I completely sleep-walked through.
I don’t feel like I was very present during this year, always waiting for what’s to come next or thinking about what I’d rather be doing or want to do. I want 2017 to be different and more joy filled than the previous.
I make goals every year, and I can say without a doubt this year that not a single one got accomplished. I make the same goals almost every year; drink more water, get more sleep, stop picking at my skin, stop procrastinating, etc. They all revolve around this imagine I’ve created of living the ‘perfect’ life. Making these goals in the name of seeking out perfection I’ve realized is what is stopping them from being completed.
So I’m making new goals this year (while of course still aiming for all the same goals I make every year minus the perfection). Goals to live more radiantly and come out of the haze that was 2016.
*Not all of these resolutions I came up with articles will be linked below*
One of my favorite blogs listed eight ways to live life to the full and the minute I saw this one I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I really felt this placed on my heart. I want to live more child-like and be eager to discover and learn and live. This resolution is based off of Romans 8:15 “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’ “. To see the blog post this resolution came from click on it above!
Be a Steadfast Friend
During 2016 I realized just how important my friendships are to me and that a friendship is 100% give and take, and to have good friends you need to be a good friend. This year i’m committing to keep that promise and to refocus on how I can be a better friend, because I am blessed with some of the best people around. I want my friends to see me as steadfast and know they can lean on me like I do with them!
Run a Half Marathon
This is something i’ve had as a goal for over two years now and this past year I started making headway on this for a few months when I started training, but as school picked up I flaked.
That’s it for 2017. Let’s see what you’ve got!