I turned 30 on December 21st of last year. That, to a lot of people, is a milestone birthday. But when I look at my life, and I don't mean to sound depressing when I say this, I am no where near where I thought I would be when I was 16.
Is that a bad thing? No, not necessarily. It's different sure, but bad? I guess it depends on how one looks at things. In the new year, lots of people decide they will change their lives and pursue the dream, get healthy, find a bunch of habits to add in, get their finances in order, and perhaps read and keep a journal.
I don't know, but that seems to be a lot. And I'm at a double whammy where I hit a milestone birthday too! So the pressure was definitely there to make some changes, I tend to keep a word that kind of encompasses my main focus for the year. This year is TRY.
I want to just try things. No commitment, no fear of failure, just try it. The fear of failure part is the kicker for me. But I don't forget about my previous words from the past couple years! That's where the "new me" doesn't really work here. I want to EXPAND me, go with both the parts that work and the parts that don't and work with what I got.
So let's go into the year looking at oneself as a whole person, not a bunch of habits and goals. For we are people, and that mindset just isn't sustainable. I challenge everyone to think of a word and go back to it every time one feels offtrack. It may help!