Monthly Archives: January 2014

It’s A Revolution! Wait…What?

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It’s time for those pesky New Year Resolutions.  You know the ones you make and then promptly break by the end of January.  That is if you ever really start it in the first place.  My daughter calls them revolutions.  She may not be all that wrong.  I mean, people tend to revolt against the whole resolution movement every year.  It seems she’s on to something.   

I’ve decided that I will be making a revolution resolution this year.  It’s so simple yet delicately intricate.  It’s broad yet absolutely specific.  My New Year resolution is to just be a better me.  Yes, it sounds a little Dr. Suess-ish and a lot cheesy but it’s perfect.  And I know you’re all exclaiming to yourself “Why didn’t I think of that?”   Don’t be too hard on yourself.  We can’t all be geniuses.

The root of this brilliant resolution is simple.  I wasn’t feeling all that great about myself at the end of 2013.  I just wasn’t taking care of myself.   And taking care of myself encompasses so much more than just losing weight or buying the better make up.  It means doing things to look, feel and be healthy.  It means not stressing out so much about whether or not I’m being a good parent and just be the best parent I know how to be.  It means doing things to be the best wife I can be.  It means reading the Bible and spending time with Jesus.   It means being joyful while working, both at work and at home.  The list is endless, honestly, but these are all things I want to be better at this year.  And just saying I want to be a better me is much easier than keeping up with all of the specifics, because if I strive to be a better me all the specifics will just happen on their own.  It’s going to take some work on my part.  Not hard work.  Ok, maybe a little bit of hard work.  But I’m ok with that.  That makes me a better me too.

So now it’s time for me to not feel so guilty and start spending a little time on myself.  I’m excited about this journey to a better me.  I’m excited about feeling better about myself.  Mostly I think I’m excited about being a better me for my family.  They deserve that.

 

 Maybe you can be a better you too.  What do ya say?  Wanna join my revolt?