For me, the alternative to resolutions this year is a mindset. I want to give myself a mindset to use as a lens as I move through 2015, setting and achieving goals, working and blogging, loving others and myself.
In 2015, I want to be me, bravely. I want to love the body I live in, which is an act of bravery every single day. I want to blog without comparing myself to others, and put my best work out there to my readers without getting caught up in what other bloggers are doing. I’ve learned that it takes guts to stand apart. I want to go above and beyond at work, which can be scary because it’s unprecedented in nature. I have good ideas and I’m going to make sure they’re heard and carefully put them into action.
In 2015, I want to become a better me; the me I’m meant to be without hesitation or doubt. As Ariana Grande sings, “Now I can become who I really are.”
Are you setting resolutions this year? Is there a mindset you want to take on 2015?
Sidenote: I almost deleted this post twice because I found other New Year’s resolution/reflection type posts that I loved. Ultimately, I’m sticking with what I came up with (ahem no comparisons!), but I wanted to share them anyway. Nicolette Mason borrowed a really awesome format for her resolutions, and I also identified with so much of her end-of-year recap regarding the many tragedies the world faced in 2014. I also wanted to share this list of 50 reflection questions that I found through Jessica of Here & Now. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few days carefully considering each one, which was really cathartic.