res-o-lu-tion: the act of answering (solving)
With the turning of a new year comes change, hope, and rejuvenation. People contemplate long and hard on how to reinvent themselves. Social media sites are swarming with resolutions and plans for change. I totally get it, you had a shitty year with your spouse; you were a mediocre parent; you didn’t give your all at work; you screwed up with your friends. Do you think just because the calendar turned, it’ll make all of last year’s heartbreak and disappointment disappear? No. Making resolutions are great. Creating a personal plan for change is excellent. However, “faith without works is dead.” If there is no action behind your resolution, it means nothing, People have to make that list of what they strive to do better in the new year. They simultaneously have to create an action plan.
I have 4 areas I want to strengthen this year:
2. My marriage
3. My family
4. My career
* create a vision board
1. Continue therapy (tell all coming soon); Continue exercise plan
2. Continue therapy; Participate in husband challenge; Pray daily
3.Take a more gentle approach to parenting; Ignore the advice (aka criticism) from non-parents (a later soap box post)
4. Get certified in another area; Take the required credit classes for licensure renewal; Actively seek summer employment
The action plan is the solution of the resolution, without it you’d still be left with the same problems from last year.
Happy New Year!