I’ll show you my New Year’s Resolutions

This is my first time participating in a monthly collaborative post with KatieChristina, Krysten, Tracy, and Dara. Check out their blogs, I enjoyed getting to know them through their blog posts!

It’s January, and although I already wrote this post about my goals for this year, I don’t see them as resolutions, they don’t really require me to make any real changes. In order to reach these goals, I only need to focus and buckle down on continuing with my plan.

I don’t normally make resolutions, I hear people say they want to “exercise more” or “eat healthier.” Most resolutions are so general, it’s a hard thing to stick with if you don’t have specific goals in mind. As I wrote about my goals in my earlier post, I was excited because I have a plan to reach them. Many people don’t, they just throw themselves entirely into changing what they don’t like about themselves and burn out after a few months at best.

That being said, my resolution is not about changing my perceived flaws, but accepting that what I think of as flaws are just a part of me, and most people are too busy focusing on themselves to notice these tiny things about me.
So what if I have stretch marks? Maybe my hair is usually a mess. Yes, I have a ton of freckles. Nope, I am definitely not supermodel thin.
But those stretch marks started nine years ago when my oldest was growing inside me, they were the lasting signs of a mother being created. Having a good hair day is so exciting when you don’t get them often. Freckles, everywhere, are reminders of all the summer days spent in the sun as a little girl, trips to the beach and so many sunburns (wear sunscreen kids!). I am working on myself, I don’t even want to be supermodel thin, I am proud of what my body can do now, I am happy with the steps I am taking and the progress I’m making.

So maybe this year, instead of trying to change what makes you who you are, change how you think about yourself.



One Reply to “I’ll show you my New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. That sounds like a great resolution!

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