Last week, I invited my fellow content creators to spend this week creating some themed content and today is the fifth day of 5 Days of December – holiday writing prompts to inspire you to create! Today is Day 5 where we’re talking about Thoughts for the New Year. Do you have a word? Some resolutions?
Are you the type of person that has a word for the new year? That one word you put on a bracelet or necklace as a constant reminder of what you strive to be in 2018?
Or are you one of those people that comes up with formal resolutions and lists them out like accomplishments to be checked off? And if so, do you actually check them off or do you kind of give up by January 23rd?
I’ve done both. I’ve had words that never seemed to stay with me. I’ve had resolutions that I never really keep. I’ve even proclaimed that I WON’T have any resolutions. Or I have resolutions that I start in December so I don’t feel the pressure of January.
I haven’t really started thinking about 2018 in much detail until right now. My resolutions are almost always the same: start exercising, eat healthier, get in shape. Basically do a better job of taking care of my body. But that’s not really a year-specific thing. It’s kind of what we all need to do to stay alive (or stay alive longer). So even though this is important to me and I’m refocusing in January, I’m not declaring any formal resolutions.
But I do think I want to have a word. I didn’t think I did but when I think about taking care of my body and growing my business (I’m definitely working on those goals), I really just want to do one thing.
I spend too much of my time getting overwhelmed and then retreating. I curl up on the couch. I take too long of a bath. I stay in bed too long. I used to think I was just lazy but I now realize I’m just hiding from the world because it’s easier to stand still than it is to move.
For 2018 I want to move.
Move my body. Move my business. Move my motivations. And when I get overwhelmed, I need to keep moving. Nothing ever got done from someone just sitting (except for maybe writing a blog post like I’m doing right now).
The only other thing on my mind is to make sure that I fully appreciate my 10 year old son. In one year, he’ll be in middle school. In 8 years, he’ll be graduating high school. That only gives us 8 more summers before he leaves for college. I still want to show him the world and teach him so many things. And I want to do it all while he still wants to spend time with me.
He insists that he’ll never be one of those teenagers because he claims he has one of the “cool moms.” But I know there will be conflicts ahead that may not make me seem so cool (as difficult as it is for me to believe). So I intend to work hard when he’s at school and play hard when he’s home and never have a moment of regret about how much time I did or didn’t spend with him.
I’d also like to learn how to knit, try Korean skincare, travel to Europe, go to a Hollywood premiere, and make a ton of money. Just putting that out there in case the universe is listening.