Biggie give me one more chance, Biggie Biggie give me one more chance. Sorry, I couldn’t resist!
Happy New Year!!!! No, this post is NOT about the late Notorious One but instead a post about a new year and another chance to get it right. As we begin a new year many people are resolving to change bad behavior or just form new habits. It’s quite understandable and even commendable. We all need something to aspire to, it gives us hope! A new year means a chance for a do-over from the previous year or a chance to finally do something we’ve always wanted to do.
Whatever the case, I salute everyone committed to being better than they were yesterday and striving to do more with the life they’ve been given. As for me, I’m focused on three simple principles: Give. Take. Focus.
I am not a selfish person however I have very selfish tendencies. I tend to stick to what I know and who I know. Not moving too far outside my box. But I did more and exposed myself to more opportunities in 2012 and I want to continue that behavior on an even larger scale. I’m blessed and I want to share more of those blessings.
2. Take better care of myself, my family and my community.
I need to be more active and watch what I eat. Period. I’m getting older. Certain ailments run in my family and I need to be healthy and a fully functional parent to my two young kids. I need to engage more with my family and make sure I’m instilling lessons I want my children to learn from me (and not their friends or strangers). I need to make more time to reconnect with my husband on a regular basis. I need to be more vocal in what happens in my community by attending HOA meetings, writing my representatives about pertinent issues and participating in more events that help uplift the community.
3. Focus on what’s important, what’s good and what matters.
I worry about stuff that really at the end of the day is totally inconsequential in the big picture of my life. It’s stressful and runs up my pressure! I will relax and release things that don’t serve a purpose in my life. I will work more on my creative endeavors because they feed my soul and make me happy, which makes me feel my best! What matters is spending as much quality time as I can with those I love and leaving a legacy that will last long after I’m gone.
I know these are pretty broad and ambitious goals but I feel if I can do these three things, everything else in my life will fall into place and I will be on the path that God has intended for me. I will continue to share my journey as a wife, mom and phenomenal woman throughout the year! I wish you all the best and I hope 2013 is a breakthrough year for you as well!