New year’s resolutions…what? I don’t even remember my resoltions from last year, I guess that means I didn’t keep them! But seriously, this year is going to be different. (That’s probably what I say every year, but I wouldn’t know since my memory doesn’t reach back that far). My resolutions this year are few, but challenging:
- Lose this 30lbs of extra baby weight! (No easy task indeed)
- Complete the 13.1 “Indy Mini” Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis on May 7th (Corresponds with losing the baby weight)
- Re-promote Rachel Thompson Photography as a business in Maryville, TN (Re-build clientel)
- Pay off $10,000.00 in student loan debt.
So there they are. I’ve had resolutions in the past and I haven’t worked hard at keeping them. But I’ve also never had a game plan. I was an expert at letting life “happen to me”, instead of “happening to life”, as my dad likes to say. Just recently I’ve started to learn how important it is to treat your life like a raging bull. Take it by the horns and TELL IT WHERE TO GO. Because you know, bulls can be very stubborn. And so can your life. If you’re not careful, 2…3…5 years have slipped by and you have nothing to show for it because you were waiting around for something great to happen to you. Well…it doesn’t work that way. You make great things happen for yourself! I finally know what I want out of life and I know what I need to do to get there. I just wish I would have figured this out about…oh..10 years ago. I’m getting a late start, but a late start is better than no start at all.
I want to know your new year’s resolutions, what are your dreams for the upcoming year and how do you plan to reach them? If you’re one of those people who refuse to set new year’s resolutions because you’re afraid of failure, let me just share some words of advice from Dave Ramsey…”If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time!” Trust me, I’ve done this, and it’s true. Be brave this year! Be bold… but remember, set resolutions, not absolutions or you’ll set yourself up to fail. Give yourself room to mess up, forgive yourself and start over. Take your resolutions day by day…..”today I will run 2 miles”……”today I will avoid junk food”……because like my Indy Mini, a resolution is a marathon, not a sprint.
Happy New Year’s Day!