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Scott Silvers
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over 6 months ago

As the year 2022 draws to a close, many of us are thinking of 2023, and making plans to make it a great year, much better than the last. We just know this will be our year. With that attitude, we may just be right. I haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution in quite some time because when I used to I never followed through with any of the changes on my list. I got to the point that I thought what is the point in setting myself up for failure and letting myself down. After all, they say history repeats itself. But what if we commit to a resolution or two that we feel are actually doable? I know with me it was always those far-fetched fantasy changes that I would visualize in my mind that set me in a light of awedome, which may not even be a word, but it sure was an angelic light I could see myself basked within. I would notice my back getting perfectly straight with my ears above my shoulders, while my chest imitated the look of a fresh set of fifty push-ups, as I would share with those I came into contact with the next year’s plans to become what would take anyone else ten years to accomplish. As February made me shiver and delayed the 12 month journey to perfection, the dampness of the spring made me wait until June, but the heat was starting to get intense, and I knew it be best to wait until September when the beauty of fall would create an adrenaline rush strong enough to cover what was neglected in the previous months, but as October rolled out with shorter nights, I knew I still had a chance if I took off before the Christmas lights. Without remembering all I set out to do, I found myself once again at my desk penning a much more unattainable list. Yes, my intentions were pure, and I have found as I count the years, I am capable of anything on the written page; I can be ten feet tall with no struggles at all, but when it came to action, being a doer, I was only fooling myself when I’d write: exercise more, stop smoking, eat healthy every day, drink more water, volunteer more, learn a new language, sponsor a child in a third-world country, get more sleep, learn to play an instrument, get another degree and save more money. It wasn’t until I looked into the mirror that it donned on me, that the light came on in my mind, that I understood what those looks from others meant as they listened to my lunacy. Were my year after year failures due to my not being held accountable? Or was there some insecurity that caused me to prove to the world I can do it? I’m not sure, but I still have a few days to ponder that and decide if I shall embark again, after lying dormant for years, on yet another string of promises to myself. I know I will, but this time it will be a tiny short list that I without a doubt know will be attainable, if…. And only if… I become a doer….. What about you? What will be your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you feel an accountability partner could be the thing that drives you toward completion? I am available for accountability. There is five days, counting today, until another New Year, a new beginning. I will make a list of five doable resolutions, one each day, beginning today, starting right now. Before the clock strikes midnight on the very last day of 2022, I will pick two from my list of five, the two that mean the most to me, and I will believe for the first time in my life, I have the discipline, drive, and accountability to succeed. And to whomever “They” are, the ones that say history repeats itself, I say to them now, “Not this time, buddy, not this year...” My first New Year’s Resolution for 2023, is to write 300 pages of a book by the end of the year. It seems doable to me, simple really; it’s less than a page a day... What will be the first on your list?……. #NewYear #Resolution #Promise #Improvement #Success #Confidence #Accomplishment #2023

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Tammy Horsley
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over 6 months ago

Being with the children ❣️

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Angela Colbert
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over 6 months ago

I would have loved to more time in the day to complete assignments.

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