Happy New Year! Another year gone by and we have another new beginning. Like many this time of year, I find myself thinking about possible New Years resolutions and like the last couple of years, I also find myself bored with the same old resolutions. Do I need to lose weight? Sure. Should I exercise more and eat healthier? Absolutely. Would I like to write more? You betcha. But it doesn’t always work out that way and I’m just a bit turned off by the idea of throwing the towel in. There is so much I want but I have priorities and make trade offs.
I’ve realized I’m evolving. Different things are important for now and I try not to let it bother me that I can’t do it all. I recently saw that movie Bad Moms and have to say I completely identify with it. I’m not a super mom and never will be. Even still, my family is my priority and whatever impacts them is part of my resolution this year. If you are in a similar situation this year, just remember that taking care of you is part of that give back. A happier you means that those around you are getting the best you.
So my advice for 2017? Pick a bigger theme for this year- family, career, health, etc. and go for it with all you’ve got. A lot of these feed into each other too so don’t feel like one goal shuts the others out.
Happy writing in 2017 and good luck with your resolution!