2017 is right around the corner and with that comes New Years Resolutions. New goals, new projects, a new outlook and an opportunity to reinvent yourself as someone better, kinder, smarter, happier, fancier, more organized and motivated. I think now that I am a mom and I know I have these little eyes on me all the time I feel a greater pressure to be a good, well-rounded person. I want my son to watch me and know its possible to be positive, to find the good in people and to go after dreams – even if they seem far fetched.
As I have been creating my 2017 New Years Resolutions I have been really aware of writing down things that will push me out of my comfort zone and stretch me and help me become the ideal me I’d like to work towards. I’m already cringing at thinking of the amounts of times I will embarrass myself and I can only imagine what some people will say about me, because unfortunately there are always those people. But lucky enough, one of my resolutions is to stop caring so much about what other people think of me and just be happy with myself. I’ve decided not to share any of these resolutions (yet) but as I was searching my brain for something to blog about I couldn’t quit thinking of the anxiety and excitement I was feeling as I start planning and preparing these new projects. These new dreams.
For years and years, even before I was married I had these goals and dreams but for some reason I’d just decided they would never happen. I guess I was my own nemesis and I’d convinced myself they weren’t worth working towards because I’d surely fail. Since being married and sharing these dreams with Wild Man, he has reminded me that there goals are totally achievable! They may take work – but I can absolutely do them. As Walt Disney says, “If you can dream it, you can do it!” I’m so thankful for the bravery my husband instilled in me and I feel like 2017 is finally my time to stop thinking about these things and actually get to work on making them happen! I’m excited. I’m terrified. I’m motivated. I’m clueless. I’m eager. I’m nervous. But I’m going to do it. And there is a 50% chance I could fail miserably and these projects will turn into total flops. But at least I would have tried.
2017 is going to be an interesting, growing, exciting year!