I was supposed to do something each day to make myself happy.
You know what - I'm too much of a cynic to do that. I am simply wired differently. Sure, this may have worked about 20 years ago, but my life is entirely too complicated (as I am sure yours is also,) to even attempt to make this work.
Instead.. I want to adopt a new word. I honestly feel like I have to.
My word now is -
Change (something) so much that it appears to be entirely new.
Take up a radically new job or way of life.
Yeah, I like that much better.
I'll tell you why:
I have been taking various steps to move in a new direction. I am finally at a place where I have a little more control over my life and my life's decisions, so I am doing the things I have always wanted to do. With that being said, I am growing in a different way.
I have made a commitment to my health. I have adopted a much smarter way of choosing my groceries. I tend to lean more toward local, organic and seasonal veggies. I try my best to not eat processed or microwaved food. I am drinking more water. I honestly don't drink very much. I have never smoked. So all in all.. I have made strides. I have gone back to the gym, and I hope to soon find a good ballroom dance class.
I have made a commitment to continue to learn. I purchased all five levels of French from Rosetta Stone, and my goal is to speak as fluently as possible. I hope to randomly take classes from time to time in a wide variety of things, all as a way to enrich my way of life.
I have made a commitment to give back to my community. It a wide variety of ways. (I think that goes without saying.)
I have a plan for myself personally. From church, to relationships, to life in general.
Yes, my new word should be reinvent.
What changes have you made in the new year?