I don’t know about you guys, but my year ended with a bang. No, seriously. It ended with a bang! I got into a car accident a week before Christmas. I won’t get into details, but it wasn’t my fault; and I’m happy to report that we’re all doing well.
Three weeks before my accident, I’d seen two accidents at or near that intersection (both fatal), and it had changed my perspective and humbled me so much. It changed my driving patterns a lot too. It just made me so much more patient and more alert. I used to get so upset at everything people did on the road, but I started to not take things so personal. Seeing these accidents started to impact my life too, but in positive ways. It reminded me of what I know, but often forget; that life is fickle and incredibly unpredictable. It reminded me that some things that we prioritize aren’t really important at all and that the things that are really important (like life and making memories) are only ours for an undisclosed time so we need to cherish it more.
With the end of yesteryear and this new year upon us, I can’t help but count my blessings.
I’m not into New Years resolutions. I feel like they’re goals that people set with the intention of failing. I also don’t like that people wait for the calendar year to change before they decide to change. I do however believe in daily resolutions, setting small goals and striving to be a little bit better each day.
2017 was an amazing year for me. I learned so much about myself and the people around me. I grew so much, and I identified areas that I needed to still work on. Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a better year. Setting daily goals/resolutions really made a huge difference in my life. As sometimes I set HUGE goals but don’t necessarily examine the steps needed to get there. Every big goal requires little steps, and for me breaking things down as much as possible definitely enabled me to reap a lot of success. I am incredibly proud of myself, and the woman I’m transforming into.
The things that I want to accomplish are not going to be accomplished overnight. They may not even be accomplished by the end of the year. But my goal is to take it slow and get better as the days go by. I’m going to write out the steps necessary to achieve each goal and define what success looks like to me, and then I’ll go from there. I may document my journey as I tackle each step. I know that it’s going to be hard, because I’m challenging myself to change and progress outside of my comfort zone. But I’m realistic enough to know that this may not be a one day or one year task, and I’m ready and willing to journey to my center and stay on course no matter how long it takes!
My focus is to make changes that will last a lifetime, not for just a few days, weeks, months or years.
I wish you all a peaceful and prosperous new year and pray that light, love, laughter and joy adorn your paths every day!