This year I'm all about the future. I'm over a year into my 5 year plan which ultimately ends in moving to Hawaii where I will sip margaritas and listen to my hubs strumming his guitar on the beach. The plan is looking pretty good so far, believe it or not. So I'm all about the future, and expediting the process as much as possible.
I do have several resolutions for the coming year, that would probably be pretty applicable for everybody, really. My top resolution is to be stronger than my bad habits. My habits boil down to being lazy really. That's what I believe is at the root of succumbing to bad habits, and/or tendancies that we know are unhealthy, simple laziness. It's either easier to just do things the wrong way, or if the habit itself doesn't actually make something easier, succumbing is easier than refraining. That word "easier" is something I'd like to see myself steer clear of in the immediate future and ever more. Easier is not always better. Infact, the easier route many times leads to a lot of extra hassle down the road.
Pinterest that I am working through, doing with my kids and we enjoy it tremendously. Check out some ideas here.
I'm at a time in life where I really understand myself. I know exactly what I want, and where I am going. I have priorities and goals, and I am diligently working toward them. I'm comfortable with myself and not looking for anyone else's approval anymore. I know who loves me, and who does not. And I'm good with it. I've let a lot of baggage I was holding onto... go. I've cut the cords between myself and other people's misery. THAT being said, I am now fully ready to explore and cultivate a darker side of myself that has always been there, but that I've carefully kept hidden away, for fear of what others may think. This is me, this is what makes me most comfortable. I don't care anymore what others may think because I know what the ones who matter think, and that's all that needs to matter to me. My Etsy store is currently in "vacation mode," however in the next year you can expect to see some pretty cool stuff happening there, so stay tuned. I also fully plan to have my novel, "Mary Contrary," in the works to be published by a traditional publisher by the close of this year, consider that my biggest business goal!
Be good to yourselves this year. Realize what you have and work with it. Let go of what encumbers you. Realize and acknowledge your shortcomings so that you may develop a course of action to rise above it, rather than let it drag you down. Nap as often as possible. Stop drinking caffeine. Give to someone who can't possibly pay you back. Figure out where you're comfortable, then stay there. Most of all, have a very happy new year from Under the Sun!