This time of year is filled with family, friends and traditions. It is a time for saying goodbye to the old and welcoming the new.
I started 2018 strong – stronger than any year I can remember. I achieved more than I ever thought I could in a single year:
- I lost over 40 pounds in 9 months and have been maintaining for 3 months.
- I started running and can now run 5 miles.
- I took up yoga and can now bend myself into a pretzel.
- I started meditating.
- I began writing and blogging.
- I wrote and published my first book.
- I started my novel.
- I took over 2 MeetUp groups.
- I traveled to new places.
I became a version of me that I truly loved.
But since October my life has gotten a little off track. My mom passed away and even though we weren’t close it hit me hard. At the same time I lost a good friend. He’s still alive and kicking, but I don’t have him for support anymore. I had trouble with my rental, my expenses skyrocketed, my savings dwindled. Every piece of my life seemed to be spinning out of control.
I’ve been trying to be patient with myself. It takes time to heal. But after 2 months I’m getting restless. I am starting to feel like I’m using this as an excuse and I want to get back to where I was…before.
I want to repeat my strong start from last year. I want that to be a new tradition. I don’t want to just make resolutions. I want to propel myself into a better life. I want to use New Year’s Day as a time to reset myself, to be the person I want to be.
Will you join me?
I’m going to start by rereading my book. You can too. It will be available for FREE on 1/1 and 1/2 to get you started. Just click on the image below to get your copy. Let’s do this!
This post is in response to the daily writing prompt Traditions.