Day One of 365

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                                          Today is the start of 2015, the new year, and many people write their new years resolutions and decide who they are going to be for the next year. Most don’t follow through on their resolutions and some turn into a completely different person. I used to be one of those people who made resolutions, and I never completed any of them, I totally dropped all of them. This year, my one resolution is to be better than I was this past year.

                       I think our mindset the first day of the year and what we do determines the rest of the year, now granted, its not going to determine everyday but I think it sets a tone for the rest of our year. For instance, I got up and worked out, and  started on everything on my checklist. I have decided this year is going to be a year of growing, happiness and being closer to Christ. I don’t think that making resolutions is the important thing for a new year, I think whats important is having an honest conversation with yourself. Who do you want to be? Do you think that God is pleased with you? What do you want to accomplish this year? Goals are important because they give us a direction to go and help us to be more motivated. Goals are better than resolutions because they are not things that we feel pressured and they are things that can happen through the whole year.

                 I’ve been thinking about goals and what I want this year to be about and about a post one of my friends posted on tumblr last night. She talked about who she wants to be and do this year and it was so inspiring to me. So, I’m going to do the same for you.

           This year, I want to be better about keeping up with my writing, its a gift God has given me and I haven’t been a good steward of it, so I am going to finish one of my three books that I am writing! (Expect a book about elves, I posted an excerpt from it a few posts ago). I am going to be better and documenting moments with my soon to be hubby, and share our adventures with everyone. I am going to grow and intentionally look for opportunities to grow, I am going to work hard on getting all A’s in my last semester of college 😉 (I’m graduating baby!).

                  I want to be more encouraging to the people around me, I love people and I want them to smile, and if I can I want to be a part of brightening their day! I am tired of holding back, I am going to be who I am unapologetically. I know I can sing well, and even though my voice is different from most singers, I love it and i know God will use it. I am going to be unafraid of doing what God has put in my heart.

                  I hope you all can see some things in your life that are good because you are so beautiful, you are so original. God created each of us with a purpose. We become more of ourselves as we grow, we grow into who He created us to be! You are worth more than your weight, you are worth more than what people think or say about you, you are more than what your parents view you as! No one can take away your value, you are perfect and life will give you a few twists but you will make it through. If you need someone to talk to I am here, I am only twenty- two but I hope i can offer some insight that might encourage you. This year, is about growing, about loving yourself. I am calling my year, 2015, the year of Love. My goal is to spend more time with people and creating, and loving them.

                    Loving myself is going to mean, exercising daily, telling myself the things that God says about me each day, and doing something that makes me happy. Its going to be about me loving my future husband more and more each day, to be more selfless and less selfish.

                     I hope this year, is a year of loving yourself, make a jar of good memories for this year, make a jar of goals, do something you can look at and be inspired by. If you want to follow my Love2015 journey, Ill be trying to post about it every day on tumblr and/or Instagram. My Insta is Paintwriterblue, and my tumblr is Growingupdaisey.tumblr.com

Feel free to message me and talk, and I’ll try to be better about writing posts for you guys!

Remember to love yourself!

Much love,

M

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