Resolutions for 2018

December 31, 2017 • Health & Well Being, Pondering Life • Views: 407

Generally, I have resolved to NOT resolve. Or I resolve to continue to be at my best (sometimes I falter; it’s a human thing).

NYE 2017 ~ Photo by Tracey Perry

On this eve of a fresh new year, I’ve decided to write down some goals, with the understanding that they may change or end at any given moment. This, mainly because, my first resolution each year, that I actually resolve, is to allow myself to be human — including all of the sorrowful, mixed up, head-on-straight, wonderful, joyful, divinity that includes.

Things To Continue:

Love my mother —because she deserves everything and more.
Eat healthy(ER) and go to bootcamp (down 42lbs and counting).

Nephew’s Gratuation ~ Halifax 2017

Be kind whenever the opportunity arises to be an asshole.
Believe in my abilities.
Try new things (EXcluding foods that gross me out when I look at them).
Have fun with friends/family.
Appreciate all that is good.
Be my own Wonder Woman!
Love and care for my fur babies and Joey (my chosen son of the human variety).
Embrace life.

Out of gas ~ Photo By Tracey Perry

Things To Do More Of:

Make art.
Capture moments (photography).
Make Music.
Write.
Ride my motorcycle.
Read lots of books.
See movies.
Believe in love
Honour my worth

New Resolutions:

Forgive myself for probably missing bootcamp tomorrow because I’m going to a party tonight.
Mend fences.

Hanging with kid sister ~ New Brunswick

Purge the plethora of things I don’t use/need.
Reorganize the things that are left.
Finish the damn bathroom renovation (it looks like a bomb went off in there).
Reorganize my finances (not regular every day stuff, but: pension, property, insurance and other adult stuff that gives me a giant migraine, so I’ve spent six months avoiding it).
Install well, septic system, hydro, and driveway, on my land (actually: hire people that know what they’re doing, after finances are rearranged and I can actually pay them).

Dinner with friends ~ Photo by Tracey Perry

Move Mom’s home to my land (again, hire a professional as my 4 cylinder hatchback has a weight limit).
Replace my reading glasses (I’m squinting through these damn things).

That’s about all I can think of at this time.

Every new year is filled with new days where, if we’re lucky, we can start over. If you don’t have it in you to dive in to the unnecessary pressure of a new “to do” list tomorrow: Don’t. Pick a random day and decide, “today is the day I start…” I can’t tell you what date I stopped eating junk food because I don’t know. It wasn’t a Monday and it wasn’t January 1st. I just decided, “today is the day.” Then a few months later I decided I wasn’t buying any more Coca~Cola (I wasn’t stealing it either. I stopped drinking 3 – 4 cans per day). Have I indulged here and there in chocolate, chips and pop? Sure; a couple of times. I allowed it —guilt free. Then I carried on for a few more months of abstaining. For me, the latter half of 2017 was dedicated to physical health and mental wellbeing: Not to a number on a scale, but preventative health measures to aid in a longer life. I put myself first, more than I ever had, and it made me available for others when actual need (not self-created drama) arose.

I’m not suggesting you become a self-serving, self-obsessed arsehole, (the world has more than its quota of those: including a few world “leaders.” I’m urging all of you to realize your worth and honour it. Your worth is so much greater than money and things. It’s immeasurable! If you allow things and people to diminish it you’re the only one who suffers.

I am declaring 2018 to be year of Wonder Women and Super Men! Be your own damn heroes and embrace/live up to your worth! Life can be amazing if we appreciate the little things and the tiny moments! Choose happiness! It’s easier than you think. XO

Wonder Woman image property of Warner Bros. 2017, used without permission but with great respect for the franchise!

2 Responses to Resolutions for 2018

  1. Marilyn Anderson says:

    Thanks for the inspiration, Pamela. I wish you health, happiness, and a heck of a lot of love this year and every year going forward. Wonder women unite! xoxo

  2. Kathleen says:

    Love you and this post. So happy for you that you are at the place you are surrounded by happiness and good. I know the junk food/coke thing must have been hard but I knew you had it in you. If I could I knew you could and you did.

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