It’s half hour ’til midnight and I am alone. It’s wonderful. My daughter is at a friend’s house, my son is in the living with his buddies, laughing and having a blast, my husband is in the garage tinkering with something. Everyone I love is doing something that makes them happy, and that makes me happy. There was a time I wouldn’t have felt this way.
I have learned a lot about myself recently. I have learned that I am strong. I have learned that I am capable. I have learned that I am going to be ok. It’s a great place to be.
I used to not be ok. When I was alone I would get lost in the “what ifs” and the “I should haves.” Pitiful, really.
New Year’s is a time of reflection and often a time of promised change. How many years past did I resolve to make positive changes? How many times did I fail? In the end, it doesn’t really matter. In the end, all that matters is that I am in a good place now.
I would encourage you to strive for the same thing. Whatever that looks like for you, however difficult it might be. So what will it take? A New Year’s resolution? Meh. I think they are over-rated, personally. The holidays are over, the boring part of the year is coming up, and the prospect of making drastic changes can seem tempting until real life sets in and everything goes back to status quo.
Don’t do it for the New Year. Do it because you are worth it!
Speaking of worth it…
I have been so good during the last few months, I decided the final hours of 2017 should be fun. Tonight was worth a splurge. Meet my new friend…
Vegan Paleo Lemon Cookies by Texanerin.
Oh yes! Gluten free, refined sugar free, moist and delicious. This was a fantastic splurge. Happy New Year to me!
I used lemon juice because I didn’t have lemon extract and I doubled the lemon zest because I like the bite. The dough formed perfectly for me and I didn’t even bother with the refrigeration.
Oh wait, I hear fireworks. Happy New Year, my friends. May God bless you in 2018.