At the start of this year I posted a photo of a list of my resolutions for the year which came back into my awareness last night. When I looked at them I realised I had stuck to a lot of them, while some others that weren’t achieved were simply beyond my control. I remember when I made my list I was trying to be realistic and positive while still pushing myself out of my comfort zone and I feel like that mind set was part of what shaped the positive year I’ve had this year.
2013 is the year I moved to Brisbane; moved to new college campus where I knew no one; made active living a regular part of my life and lost 7kg; stopped caring so much about others opinions of me and embraced who I am; realised that I, like all the other amazing people in my life, am a total babe! ; started my blog and realised the joy I feel motivating and encouraging others; had my most successful semester at uni; got a job; ended a 6 1/2 year relationship with my best friend with the confidence to know that it was the best decision for the both of us; broke free of my depression and; gained self love, self worth, self confidence and independence.
I am currently in a stage where I know life is about to get very hard because 2014 holds a range of new situations and challenges that I’ve never come across before, but I am excited about that. I look forward to the challenge, the hardship, the growth. This year has taught me who I am and solidified my support system like never before, so I know that no matter how hard life gets I am strong enough to face it and have many avenues if I can’t face it alone.
I wish that everyone can have a year like I have had. The challenge of moving and the blessing of tough love pushed me to grow like never before, and I know that I have been changed forever because of that.
With this in mind, I encourage you to move out of your comfort zone but be kind and fair to yourself in your 2014 resolutions. In the end, you only have you, and knowing with confidence who you are, and loving that person whole-heartedly, makes all the difference.
Happy New Year!