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Resolutions revisited

Hello!

Sifting through old documents I found a gem I wrote for a perspective blog of mine. I thought of a fun idea. I’m going to copy and paste it here, and then after, I’m going to comment upon how I’ve been doing and such.


Every year people make resolutions for the new year. 98% of the time it includes something about weight and body image. This year for me was a bit different.

Although I do want to lose weight(particularly the pounds gained in the last few months.), I also really hope to continue being happy and to continue believing in myself. I tend to be the type of person who believes in everyone but themselves. That needs to change. In 2015, I hope to not let stress and a bit of failure knock me down. But most importantly I hope that with every fall I get back up, dust myself off and move on. Those are my personal resolutions. Only I can complete them.

For 2015, I also hope that it brings greater understanding for others, that the hopeless find hope, that the protesters find peace.

On another note, 2014 ended for me with a ding. A tiny, barely noticeable ding. I didn’t go to a party, I didn’t have noisemakers, or funky glasses. Instead I spent the night in my living room with my mother who kept dozing off and an older sister who spent most of the time on her phone playing games. Together(but mostly just myself), we watched Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve in Times Square while eating chips and dip, and yummy chicken wings.

It was just my luck that the first year I have a boyfriend, he lives across the country so I still haven’t received a midnight kiss from anyone besides my cute dog. Better luck next year?

What do you hope for in 2015? What are you aiming for? How was your 2014? Let’s discuss it, and help each other.

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” -Ellen Goodman


Wow. Talk about the cliches and poorly written thoughts.

Though that quote, that quote is a goody. I remember finding that quote and thinking that it was written so beautifully, and that it spoke to me as a person so well. I love that metaphor the author uses.


As it has been over three months since I made those resolutions, it’s about time to review and see if I’ve been holding myself to the standard that I set.

I haven’t lost the weight yet, sadly. I’m working on it, I swear!

2015 has sent some major curve balls my way that have left me spinning. I’m working really hard to continue being happy and believing in myself. But it’s been difficult, which is a subject for another future blog post.

Thankfully I have succeeded in at least one of my resolutions. I haven’t let the bad things keep me down for too long. I’ve really been able to, at least I think and I could be deceiving myself here, get up after being knocked down and continue moving forward.

…I still can’t get over that quote. I love it so much. It’s so positive and….it’s great!

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” -Ellen Goodman

Whoops…there it is again. 🙂

-K.D

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