I can't remember what my resolutions were for 2014. I'm sure it had something to do with fitness. You know running towards that New Me that every year promises. But, this year my resolutions are a little different. This past month has been a roller coaster of self-discovery and realization. I realized that there were so many things I wanted to do in 2014 and just never got around to. I tried to remember my excuses, but I couldn't.
So, what did I do, I bought a planner, two notebooks, opened up my icloud calendar and created an excel sheet. In the first notebook, I let myself free write. I wrote down everything I wanted to do this year and didn't find the time. Nothing was too small, and nothing was too big. It opened my eyes to what I was missing from the life I wanted. In the excel sheet, I created a timeline. I didn't do this last year.
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I mapped out the next few months.I mean I really did. I scheduled it into my planner and in my icloud. It may seem a little over the top, but I know for sure what I want to do for the next three months, and I am determined to cross things off my wishlist.
I can't tell you the rush, the excitement that built inside of me as I started really working to making 2015 great.
It also made me realize another thing. I had to reflect back on my year to see what I did, what I accomplished, what I didn't accomplish, and I've never done this before too. Instead of being upset about not doing everything on my to-do lists, I was able to be happy with what I did do. There were some high hills and low valleys, but this year was spectacular in ways I wouldn't have realized without taking the time to look back.
So, instead of declaring this the year of the New Me.. I decided to call it the Best You year. I don't need a new Alix. I just want to improve on what I am already doing. I want to find out new things about myself and work to those experiences that have already been on my wish list for years.
I'm excited for 2015.
Happy New Years.