Remembrances, not resolutions

I don’t always make resolutions for the new year. I love making new goals, and I love actively pursuing them, so on one hand, resolutions are a natural fit with my personality. On the other, I don’t feel as though resolutions are necessary, and sometimes I put too much pressure on myself to be “perfect” in the new year, and end up making resolutions that are not realistic or even good for me.

I have a lot on my plate for 2019, so I’ve decided not to make any resolutions this year. However, I do want to carry into 2019 some of the good, hard, wonderful things I learned in 2018. I learned a lot this year. Some in the classroom, a lot in life. I don’t want to forget these lessons.

Instead of making resolutions for 2019, then, I am making remembrances. I went on a hike and thought back over my past year, thinking about the best things and the hardest things and the lessons I learned from it all. I condensed the biggest lessons down into pithy little quotes and today I am going to print and frame them as little photos to set up in my office and on my home desk. I want to use them to remind myself throughout the year of what I learned in 2018 that I can use to make my life better in 2019.

I really, really, really don’t want to have to learn these lessons twice. LEARNING IS HARD.

So, without further ado, here are the lessons I am literally framing for my 2019. Yes, I totally made cheesy inspo posters. I’m not even embarrassed.

Valuable

FAith in Yourself

Believe Good Things

Beauty Journey

Be Kind To Your Brain

Wishing all my reader (ha!) a healthy, happy, more-fully-realized 2019 with remembrances or resolutions — whatever your speed.

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