This year, I will be 31.
I think I spent most of my twenties figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be. I still don’t have that 100% down yet but I am much more confident.I wish I carried myself with as much confidence as I have now in my twenties but part of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 is that I will no longer apologize for being me.
I realize, I say I’m sorry, way too much. Even when I didn’t do anything wrong. For example, In target, I am trying to get by someone who is blocking the aisle, and I say I’m sorry. WHY? I didn’t do anything. So, no more of that.
Another darker part of my twenties included finding out that the Christian bubble I lived in wasn’t real. That sometimes life hurts. Bad things happen to good people and hurt people, hurt people. People die. And it sucks. It hurts. It’s painful. Part of this really sucked the joy right out of me.
But a more beautiful part of my 20s was encountering some of the most beautiful, amazing, inspiring people along the way. Some are still in my life, some aren’t. But i am thankful for seasons and appreciate that not everyone is in it for the long haul and that’s okay. And that ones that are in it to win it, WOW. I am so honored.
Earlier this week, I was walking at buffalo bayou park and this little boy and his dad were riding bikes. The little boy bit it, but he didn’t even cry. He waited for his dad to pick him up and got right back on his bike and kept riding.
So that is where I begin this year. Dusting myself off from a decade where I struggled to find my identity and maybe lost a little bit of joy. I am getting back up. I am setting goals that I am passionate about and instead of making resolutions, I want to try and formulate healthy habits.
- When I fall down, I will get back up.
- LOVE myself. All of myself. Inside and out.
- Stop apologizing for things that I don’t need to apologize for.
- Judge people less. Pray for someone instead.
- Make list and actually check them off
- Cook healthy meals at least 4 days a week at home.
- Text or call someone when I think about them.
- Vocal training at least three times a week.
- Workout at least three days a week but I really want to shoot for five.
- Commit to a skincare routine.
- Be more thankful.
- Write more.
What are you committing to this year? What good habits are important to you? How can we continue the momentum that we have entered this year with?