Usually, I don’t have New Year’s Resolutions because I NEVER stick to them. I purposely didn’t make any for 2015 because I knew I would either forget or not do them.
This year, I want to write them down and make them plain. Plus blogging about them will keep me accountable. So here are my New Year’s Resolutions for 2016.
1. Remember that blogging is an opportunity, not an obligation.
When I first started in May, I did not anticipate the time and energy it took to be a blogger. I thought I could simply feel passionate about a topic and use my voice to write about it. Boy, was I wrong! I also started to feel the pressure of being a blogger. Posting every week became an obligation. I wasn’t blogging because I wanted to, I blogged because I HAD to. And since this is not my day job (yet 😉), I want to view blogging as an opportunity to use my voice. I want my blog to be a place where people feel like they can relate to me, and realize they are not alone. Walking Daydream is about following dreams and pursuing a passionate life for Christ even in the midst of chaos. I promise to never forget that.
2. Enjoy life.
Sounds simple, right? Sometimes, not so much. Anxiety has been a stronghold in my life for about 5 years now. I’m not sure where it comes from and sometimes I’m not even sure of the triggers. But I am sure that it is not fun. There are some days when I can’t even get out of bed for fear that I may have a panic attack in public. This has yet to happen, but that’s how anxiety works. In 2016, I want to enjoy every moment of my life. This doesn’t mean that I won’t have my bad days. I’m sure of them. But I’m also sure that I and my anxiety are not one in the same. I am not anxiety. I have an anxiety disorder. I will enjoy life in 2016.
3. Be content.
Not that I’m not content right now. However, there are times when I wish I had more or could do more. The reality is, there are many people in the world who have it worse off than I do. I want to choose to remain content in all areas of life. Even in the those times when I swamped with homework and I feel like crying all day, I will remain content in knowing that at least I have an education.
This sounds easy. And I never have a problem with giving. But, most times, I simply give money. I want to give time to my friends and family. I want to give effort to my studies. I want to give effort to my blog. I want to dedicate my time to the Lord. Giving comes from so much more than money. And as a college student, sometimes money is not an option. In 2016, I want to give more than money. And everyone receives love differently. Give love in the way they will receive it. It’s limitless.
Now, there are more, trust me. Some of them are super personal. However, I would encourage you to make some resolutions beyond your weight goals. Make some resolutions that aren’t about you. Make resolutions that benefit the ones you care about the most. Resolve to be a lover of Jesus and a lover of people as well.
Have a safe and happy new year! XOXO