New year, new me, right? Well….not so much. I have never been one for resolutions. I always have goals in the back of my head, but don’t really put too much pressure on myself whether or not those goals have been checked off of some sort of list. If last year taught me anything, it is that everything can change in a matter of seconds. So instead of living my life with the mindset of goals, I would rather live with the mindset of intention. So for 2018 I am going in blind.
Obviously with cancer there is a plan, there is a set schedule of treatment, and there is an end goal of being cancer free. Those are all set in stone for this year. But for myself, mentally and physically, I want to live with more purpose. Take all the changes and lessons I learned about myself in the last four months and move forward with them. Not expect everyday to be chalked full of productivity, but rather end everyday with a sense of gratitude. This could mean that I did nothing in the day besides listen to Odette and Avalon name and describe every Shopkin that they own. It could mean bouncing from one doctors appointment to the next. Or it could mean that I deep cleaned my house, took kids to all their activities, made dinner, bathed four kids and two dogs, got laundry done and put away, and picked up my dry cleaning that I dropped off two months ago. At the end of the day I want to feel grateful for whatever happened, good or bad.
How about you? Are you a resolutions person? Do you pick a word to blanket your year with? Do you make a list of goals? Or are you just going to take this year as it comes, like me?