- I once quit my job to adhere to a New Year’s resolution
- I met my husband on a blind date that I only agreed to go on because of a result of a New Year’s resolution
- I moved to a new state to complete a New Year’s resolution
I know. I’m crazy. However, my craziness has led to a lot of successful goal achievements, so I make sure to make new resolutions every year.
My 2015 Struggle
I have been attempting to write this “New Year’s Resolution” post since December 26th. My intentions were good, I had big plans to post my 2015 goals on January 1st, but here I am a week into 2015 and I’m still struggling to set concrete goals.
What’s the deal? I've been asking myself this very question every day since the ball dropped, but I think I have finally figured out an answer: for me, 2015 is the year of the unknown.
No I’m not psychic. I realize that I have never been able to predict what will happen in any given year, but envisioning myself navigating 2015 has been especially challenging. I am expecting a lot of exciting changes in 2015, but beyond numerous changes, I don’t know what else to expect.
New in 2015:
- I will be a mom. Yikes!
- Starting in March, I will be a stay-at-home mom, aka unemployed in the workforce sense. Yikes!
Two new things, but in my tiny, simple, organized world, these are two very major things.
I don’t know how to make concrete exercise goals, travel plans, or agendas that require daily time commitments with these new roles in my life. I don’t know how to make realistic resolutions. I don’t know what realistic even means at this point.
I am worried that by creating 2015 New Year’s resolutions I will be setting myself up for failure. I also worry that if I don’t create 2015 New Year’s resolutions, I will be disappointed that I didn't challenge myself to be a better person in the New Year.
What I DO know: I know that I want to focus on my growing family this year. I know that I want to be in-sync with my baby’s, my husband’s, and my own thoughts and feelings in 2015. I want to continue feeling financially secure this year. I want 2015 to be a year filled with good health and fun.
These are big themes, but I think I have created resolutions that will realistically support them.
I am excited about my New Year’s resolutions and for everything new in 2015.
Bring it on 2015, I’m ready for ya!