as cheesy as resolutions and the "new year, new me" declarations are, i love a good reset for a new year. i love that it brings a community collective of reflection and plans for betterment. self reflection is something i do best, and any excuse to make a list is automatically my fave.
this past year was not an easy one on me. it was, i suppose, inherently good to me (for personal growth, strictly speaking). but it did not feel good. for, oh, 8 of its months. but those were the most importnat 8 months of my life. i am so blessed to have lived them, for that grueling time has gifted to me the best 4 months of my entire life. it was a period that isolated me and tested me. it forced me to spend time with myself contemplating the hard stuff, and to do some really hard stuff.
i am so proud of what i accomplished. i do not mean that to be boastful. but i did do very awesome stuff. i surprised even myself with what i am capable of, and while i would never like to go through such a trying time again, i now feel confident in my ability to move forward with my hopes and plans and accomplish them. this is what that will look like this year:
these lists give me direction and focus for what i would like to achieve, but you can bet your bottom dollar i have several more lists of goals for the year floating around. i can't wait to get started.