For 2016, here’s my New Year’s Resolution: to focus on being a better version of me.
Earlier in the school year, I wrote out life goals where I wanted to be a better person for my loved ones. I wanted to be a more patient wife, a more dutiful daughter, a more supportive sister and friend. I wanted to write more and to be a better teacher. I wanted to be lots of things, and I did my best to do it, but it didn’t take long for me to wear out trying to be all of it.
After some late night reflections, I realized that I didn’t have to work so hard to try to be these different faces to different people. The thing that mattered most was that I work hard on being simply a better me.
So, here’s to being more forgiving and accepting of myself in 2016. Here’s to better choices: making more time for my faith and personal health. Here’s to balance, smaller steps, and being okay with imperfections.
Happy New Year, friend!