New Year's Resolutions: 6 Month Checkup

Thursday, July 4, 2019


This year, I was serious about setting some resolutions to stick to (New Year's Resolutions 2019). I made them in the hopes of injecting deeply needed positivity into my life.

And then, everything fell apart.

Hindsight is 20/20. It's really super easy to go back and beat up on yourself with the information you have at hand today.  There are always signs but sometimes those clues only stick out once the puzzle is completed.

Now, it's July.  I have a new life I'm still struggling to define. I'm a lot clearer on the things I don't want, but I'm still not sure about what it is that actually moves me.  I'm working on finding the things that settle my soul.  I'm learning to love myself and to appreciate the amazing people who are currently in my life, but also expressing gratitude for the people who were only meant to make quick cameos in my story.

In January, my resolutions were:

  1. Swim once a week.
  2. No potato chips.
  3. Read 1 book a week, 52 books total for the year.
  4. Not staying up late mindlessly scrolling on social media.
  5. Follow my dreams by not listening to those who doubt them even if I'm crashing and burning.

I moved into a new building with a pool and I do make the effort to swim when I can. I fell off reading, but I'm back on the horse. I still stay up too late.  I ate a lot of chips this past spring but I can't remember when I had one last. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what my dreams are.

I'm realigning my resolutions for the rest of 2019: to live in the moment, be grateful for those moments, and to love and know myself more fully.

Here's to the next 6 months!

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