I Didn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

So we’re already two days into the new year! Can you believe it? Some of us are still making resolutions, some of us have already broken them… and others keeping to it and paving their road to success with self-discipline. Where are you on spectrum?

You know, I never really cared for the idea of New Year’s resolutions. Even as a kid, I didn’t see the point. I figured that if I wanted to change something about myself, I’d start any old day of the year. Looking at things as an adult now, I do see the merit in looking at the new year as a ‘new chapter’. A fresh slate. Along with scratching out last year’s date on every check you write for the next three months, there’s a sense of whole new beginnings. Why not set the first day of the calendar year as the official ‘start day’ for the changes we have been carefully avoiding for the past twelve months?

It reminds me of the endless amount of selfies I take after I get my hair cut – ‘ new hair, new me’ and all that jazz.

So, I think I’m coming off a little harsh. I have some goals I’ve made for myself year as well. But my point is… it’s never too late or too early to begin making positive changes in your life.

One of my favorite comedy writers, David Wong, says it like this, “The human mind is a miracle, and you will never see it spring more beautifully into action than when it is fighting against evidence that it needs to change. Your psyche is equipped with layer after layer of defense mechanisms designed to shoot down anything that might keep things from staying exactly where they are — ask any addict.” (X)

If you want to change your life, start now. If you start today and slip up tomorrow, start over and try again. Don’t make excuses for yourself. Be the person you want to be. Make the changes you’re afraid to make in order to be the 2.0 version of yourself.

‘Never change’ was just a generic phrase your high school pals wrote in your yearbook. Instead, always change. Seek to help others and to improve what you are able to provide for the world.

You have worth.

You are capable.

Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”


P.S. – I just can’t wait to meet Marty McFly on October 21 this year.

marty mcfly

(image credit: x)

– Jenni


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