It was always an exercise in futility. I wrote the words on the paper, but I never followed through. Like most people I began the year with a firm commitment to my lofty goals, but by the end of January, the list was lost and so was my determination.
Choosing one word to represent the kind of transformation I wanted to see in myself and in my life as a whole, was, to me, so revolutionary, that it held my attention all year long. I can honestly say, that as a direct result of my one word mindset, there was change this year, in me, in my lifestyle, in my thought processes, my relationships and my career. It was an evolutionary journey, for sure and one that is still underway, but isn't that the way it should be?
Life is not static. How can I cross off "saying no" more often from some list I made last January, when I will have to keep doing that over and over, if I want to remain sane anyway. I mean I may be better this January than last about tactfully declining a night out when I am just too tired to leave the house, or volunteering for something I just can't squeeze in, or frankly doing anything I really don't want to do, but I am not done with "saying no". It's going to have be an ongoing process...because life is an ongoing process.
That is exactly what hit me when I sat down to choose a new word for this year. I realized something very important ~ I am not done with my word from last year and I'm not going to let some arbitrary calendar date tell me otherwise. Nope. I still need to change, I am still embracing change and so for the second year in a row, my word for the new year is change.
I like my word, I like what it stands for, the alterations in my life it has helped to facilitate over the last year and so I'm sticking.
I'm not really sure if that's allowed, because it doesn't seem to be the way this game is played, but a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do. Like the old adage says, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
So there's no big news here today folks. I have no creative adjective, noun or verb to inspire as you face that wide open, empty calendar space labeled 2015. I have no new, new year resolutions.
So I guess, I'll just leave you with my old one from this date last year ~ 2014: Time For Change ~ and perhaps you'll decide that it's time for change.
Happy New Year!
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