It’s hard to believe how fast the year went by. Welcome 2015!
As I sit here and think of all the things I want to accomplish in the coming new year, I can’t help but reflect on this past year and the what I have accomplished and the continued growth I feel I have made. Amazing! I’m pretty proud of myself!
There is much to be said about the ending of a relationship and the lessons we can (and hopefully do) learn. I know my resolve was stronger and I was definitely not as weak and devastated as I had been in past relationships. Maybe, just maybe, I have grown so much over the past several years that I realize now, a relationship is to enhance my life, not to burden and sadden my life. It’s not that I wasn’t aware of that in the past but I allowed relationships to drag me down, hold me back and settled in life for what was. Not anymore!
Some people are great liars and manipulators. I get that and I will not beat myself up for not seeing through their facade earlier. I’m sure it will happen again and I will fall prey to someone’s subtle manipulation and lies but I am more watchful now. I am paying attention to my intuition and I am making a promise to myself not to stick around when I see the signs. I owe it to myself and I deserve so much better. It’s so easy to settle when you don’t believe in yourself; always accepting what is and never dreaming for more or better.
I normally don’t make any New Year’s resolutions because I really don’t want to set myself up for failure, no matter how silly it may be. However, this year I am. My resolution for 2015:
I will not settle for less than I deserve or desire!
I plan to keep on hoping and growing. I will remain positive and hold fast to the plans that God has for my life and trust that He will give me the desires of my heart as I walk with and lean upon Him.