Saturday, January 3, 2015


It's already 2015, and I am yet again reminded of how quickly time goes. I'll be 21 this year. 21? When did that happen? How quickly two decades have already gone by, and what do I have to show for them? Everything. Nothing. Good. Bad. The years have held it all, although I find it easy to think they haven't held enough for me. I fall into the lie that I should be farther in my journey. And perhaps I could be, but that isn't the case, and that's ok.

Am I where I want to be today? In all honesty, no, but I am a whole lot closer today than I was a year ago or even just a few weeks ago. I'm a work in progress. While I often find my self groaning toward that destination, I'm forever grateful that I am in fact progressing.

I've grown remarkably from the little girl I once was. Some changes have been significant, some subtle, and some I'm sure I won't even be aware of until years from now. Certain areas of my life have seen more growth than others, a fact I've known but am only recently acknowledging. As this new year begins, and as I reflect over all that this past year has held, I prepare to step forward into change and growth. Seeking out those areas that need an extra boost.

My focus for this new year (my resolution as it were) is me, myself, and I. Sure it sounds a little selfish and self-centered, but I don't care. I want to find my best self, or at least get closer to her. So, yes, this year is about me. Don't worry, I'll still love you and seek to look out for you, but I'm going to look after myself too. My belated Christmas gift to myself is some TLC. As you begin this new year, could you use the same?

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