Resolutions For Life

Another year starts.

A fresh, brand new year lying ahead of us.

I’ve always loved new year. I find it amazing that you can start the year in one life and end the year with a totally different one. I adore how you get to look back and see how far you’ve progressed, and that so many magical, unseen things lie ahead.

It’s so exciting!

I don’t make resolutions as such anymore. Certainly not the join the gym, loose weight etc type of resolutions. I just like to find one thing to focus on and use it as a sort of waypoint throughout the year.

This year my focus is to live more simply.

Living simply to me doesn’t mean I’ll be growing veg or keeping chickens. It means I will do more of what makes my heart happy. That means I want to spend more time at home, cooking, taking care of my family, connecting more with my husband, with my children. Doing more crystal meditations, more reading, more learning. I am going to stop striving for more and just enjoy my beautiful life exactly as it is.

I have so much to be thankful for and I intend to wake up every single day giving silent thanks for all the abundance I have, from the clean hot water that flows into our home to the car that gets me to work safely everyday.

I want to spend this year in appreciation of my fantastic children, even when they are driving me to distraction, which is most of the time now they’re both nearly teenagers.

I want to feel a deep love for every single aspect of my life. That I get to live this easy life, filled with people who I love and who love me. A life of safety, of everything I ever need being there for me.

I want to enjoy the very real happiness I feel. Once upon a time I never dreamed I could feel this deep peace that I do now, and I don’t ever want to loose sight of how special this feeling is.

So 2018 is going to be my year of not giving a shit! Of living my life by what makes me, and my family, happy. Of not even thinking about what my life looks like from the outside because the only thing that counts is what it feels like…. for me. Of not caring that I have no plans or goals for the year apart from to live in the moment and enjoy it.

Where ever the next 12 months takes me, the only thing I care about is that I’ve spent every second of the journey there enjoying myself. That’s the only resolution I ever need to make!

Photo by Tessa Rampersad on Unsplash

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