I am terrible at New Year’s Resolutions. Truly terrible. For a long time, I just stopped making them.
I could do with the traditional ones. I could probably stand to lose some weight or manage money better or eat healthier, but I also don’t really feel enough passion in those areas to follow through.
This year I have seen a wonderful trend of not choosing a resolution, but instead choosing a word.
I have thought and thought about a word to embrace this year, and I think I found two.
This year, I think I want to focus on letting go of things that are not positive in my life.
I could choose to let go of some weight, but instead I’m going to choose to let go of my negative body talk.
I am choosing to let go of relationships that aren’t positive.
I want to let go of expectations or ideas of how things “should” be, and instead I want to embrace what they are.
I really want to try to let go of Should.
I want to let go of past hurt that I have been hanging on to, and move forward into more positive interactions.
I want to finally let go of the guilt and pain I have been holding onto from my birth experience.
I may even try, a little bit, to let go of my need for a constantly clean house. It is kind of an exhausting thing to keep up with a toddler after all.
As we move into the year 2013, I want to work on letting go of the negative in my life, and re-introducing myself to all that’s positive.
It will be my year of letting go.
What is your word for 2013?
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